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- The Profession
We are pleased to announce that the first-ever IFF Feldenkrais Professional Competency Profile is finished!
This culminates an international, seven-year long social research project undertaken by the IFF to describe the spectrum of action of what it means to be a Feldenkrais Practitioner.
The Profile reflects the feedback of the hundreds of practitioners who attended Competency workshops, worked with numerous drafts of the Profile, and wrote about the contents. There were hundreds of suggestions about how to rework the material, what to eliminate, and what to add.
The response to the Profile was consistently positive, even in the draft phase. The most surprising feedback, though, was about the workshops themselves.
Practitioners in ten countries expressed that they felt the workshops were necessary for working with the profile.
During the Competency workshops, practitioners are taught processes for self-assessment and peer-assessment. These processes involve:
Practitioners use the Profile to identify the knowledge and abilities that they used in each situation, as well as to identify knowledge and abilities that could have improved the experience or outcomes had those resources been accessible and/or within their repertoire.
Here are some comments on the Profile and the workshops:
You can download the .pdf version of the Competency Profile here (320KB).
Stay tuned for more information on Competency Workshops.
The FGNA Board of Directors