Training


TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION

 

R&R and R&R2 programs do not require the services of highly trained mental health professionals – they are not available in sufficient numbers to enable the programs to be delivered to enough patients/offenders to have a major impact on reducing recidivism. R&R and R&R2 programs can be facilitated by staff who have good cognitive and social skills - whatever their professional or academic background. However, training in the delivery of the program is an essential prerequisite for effective program delivery to clients.  

Training to enable individuals to facilitate R&R or R&R2 programs is provided through a 3-day group Training Workshop facilitated by the programs’ authors or by R&R certified Instructors or Associates. Workshops can be conducted at the requesting agency's site or at the Cognitive Centre of Canada in Ottawa. Workshops provide 3 days of training for groups of 6 (minimum) to 18 (maximum) participants.

R&R Trainers

Workshop participants are certified by Dr. Ross and the Cognitive Centre of Canada as "R&R Trainers" to enable them to facilitate the program with offenders or patients in their agency.

Note: R&R and most R&R2 programs may be facilitated without additional training by individuals who have been certified as R&R Trainers in any R&R/R&R2 program.

 

R&R Instructors (Trainer of Trainers)

In order for agencies to be able to train other staff in a cost-effective manner, R&R Trainers may earn certification as “R&R Instructors”. They are licensed by the Cognitive Centre of Canada to train not only offenders or patients, but other staff in their jurisdiction. Individuals they train earn certification as R&R Trainers by Dr. Ross and the Cognitive Centre of Canada.

Certification as an R&R INSTRUCTOR for most programs is achieved by an R&R Trainer submitting videos of him/her facilitating selected sessions of the program for review by Dr. Ross. Cost: $ 2,883.  Certification as Instructor for R&R2ADHD or MHP is facilitated by Dr. Young; suzyyoung@aol.com 

Associates

R&R Associates are experienced professionals who have been appointed by the Cognitive Centre of Canada to train staff in agencies throughout the world. They do so only with the approval of the Cognitive Centre of Canada which contracts with the organization seeking training.

Costs

Workshop fee in U.S.A. for an R&R2 Associate facilitator: U.S. $1,200.00 per diem + 2 travel days (total for a workshop = $6,000) + the facilitator’s travel expenses (flight, hotel, insurance, meals, taxis). Contact Cognitive Centre for costs for other countries. Note: Agencies are free to include other agencies in the workshop on a fee-sharing basis in order to defray costs.

Note: All individuals who are to be trained must purchase a program-specific Trainer’s Kit from the Cognitive Centre of Canada except in jurisdictions which have purchased copyright.

Note: R&R2ADHD or R&R2MHP training - contact Dr. Young for fee & travel expenses: suzyyoung@aol.com 

The Cognitive Centre of Canada was established in 1980 at the University of Ottawa.