TFM Mentoring and Coaching Program
Why is it important to have mentoring?
The challenges of building a practice and developing fledgling skills can often seem daunting to the new graduate. Exploring in the dark in the hope to eventually come up with the necessary skills to practice can discourage and eventually move the therapist away from manual therapy. In a competitive market place where schools are producing graduates at a remarkable pace, it becomes increasingly important to differentiate yourself from your peers.
Coaching as a tool within the mentoring process
Most colleges offer the basic skills required to begin the practitioner journey. While exciting, this enthusiasm is often met with a very real realization, that your ‘tool box’ just doesn’t have all the necessary equipment to assess, treat, and manage a whole range of issues.
For the successful participant/s
The mentoring and coaching programs place you, the successful applicant, in a position to explore and develop your capacity to work as an autonomous therapist; developing a sustainable practice based on evaluating and progressing your skills, knowledge, and ability to foster a life long learning approach.
- Body mechanics as a therapeutic tool;
- Seeing as a powerful intervention approach;
Intention before intervention
- Choosing the right strategy: the ‘why’ of doing any particular intervention;
Discrimination before palpation
- What is the best approach for any given intervention;
- TFM 4PR approach;
Local and global implications for any therapeutic intervention
- Taking the ‘long game’ approach to health and wellbeing.
Requirements for mentoring?
- Appreciation and care of the therapeutic process;
- Interpersonal skills;
- Have a beginners mind – open to new ways of seeing and treating;
- Professional Indemnity Insurance for a minimum of $2,000,000;
- Current Senior First Aid certificate;
- Have an ABN;
- Registered with a professional association;
Why TFM and Nicholas?
TFM Approach and training was developed to fill a need within the manual therapy profession for a Transition to the profession model that allows new and near new graduates the confidence, techniques, and strategies necessary to develop and grow as a practitioner.
The material offered emphasize concepts and skills developed by Nicholas Barbousas (founder of TFM) and expand upon existing approaches that have proven to be effective. Nicholas Barbousas has over 21 years experience within the Manual Therapy profession and has taught extensively at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. His skills as an educator have made him a popular teaching choice for practitioners across the spectrum of Manual and Movement Therapies.