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Confidentiality and safety

Information on internet-based trainings, seminars, self-awareness sessions, supervision and other event formats offered by NET The Institute

Dear participant, our training and further education units are revolving around topics of psychotraumatology. We deeply explore emotions, burdens, suffering, and experiences, that human beings meet with, when confronted with trauma, stress, maltreatment, adversity and other events in life. We believe that a psychotherapist’s skill set in applying successful trauma treatment is being present, able to listen and verbalise with empathy and congruence as well as staying attentive with a structured, non-avoident mind. In order to achieve such an inner attitude, it is helpful to include interactive elements of self-awareness in our trainings. Of course, our workshop leaders ensure that the seminars run smoothly, provide safety and that learning is build up step-by-step. However, since our teaching mainly takes place online on digital platforms, there are a few things you need to consider as well:
The participants and the workshop leaders are responsible on their end devices for ensuring that third parties cannot gain knowledge (e.g. eavesdroppers) of the course/self-awareness content discussed during the video call.

Since the content of teaching contains information on psychotrauma, children are not allowed to stay in the room during the trainings. This is a measure of protection for us all.

Confidentiality: There will be demonstrations, as well as role-plays taking place during the training seminars. As with face-to-face events, we therefore ask you to maintain confidentiality at all times and to commit yourself to silence so that such content is not disclosed to the outside world or passed on to third parties.

Taking photos or audio/video recordings of the event is not permitted. This also applies to taking pictures/photos of content during screen sharing. Scripts and work materials will be sent to you in consultation with the lecturer before or after the event and may not be passed on to third parties. In addition, when using or reporting patient examples - as with face-to-face events, these must always be sufficiently anonymized so that no conclusions can be drawn about the person.

Preparing for the seminar:

Make sure you are in a closed room without other people.

Prevent disruptions from unannounced people and, if necessary, report them immediately (the other participants and the workshop leader cannot see who else is in the room behind the screen).

Minimize all sources of noise in the room and keep your audio on mute, except if you would like to speak. Cell phones, telephone and email alerts should be turned off. Disturbance from roommates, partners, pets, parcel deliveries, etc. should be avoided; please also avoid running washing machine/dishwasher, TV, background music.

The position of the webcam should be fixed and approximately at the level of the face.
The face and upper body should be visible in the webcam image, since we will work with facial expression, recognition of bodily sensations and gestures in role-plays. We rely on the camera being turned on for safety. Since this is a training course in traumatherapy with selfawareness components, it is important that participants clearly signal to the seminar leader if you need switch off the camera for a short while. Do not just walk away unannounced.

Ensure a good internet connection.

Pay attention to good lighting conditions, avoid strong backlight, choose enough light sources in the evening hours, and turn them on in good time so that the face is clearly visible. In trauma-focused work, it is important to be able to understand the emotions on the face of the other person.

If possible, use a headset with a microphone.

Please configure and try out the browser to be used, the webcam, the headset, and the video conference system in advance. We use zoom.

And finally, since trauma-focussed psychotherapy is quite energy consuming, you are invited to equip yourself with food and drinks all throughout the seminar, to stay hydrated and keep blood sugar levels stable. 

IMPORTANT: Should you be currently at risk of a mental health crisis we advise you to not participate in our training at this moment in time. Please seek help at your nearest hospital or general health practitioner, when and if needed. NET The Institute is a learning platform, our trainings and events do not offer mental health services.
By participating in the training, you consent to the information provided.
The team at NET Institute is looking forward to meeting you soon and spending a profound and rewarding training time together!

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