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Workshops Accreditation Criteria

Our International Association was incorporated on June, 4th 1987. Since then, many new applications and protocols have been developed everywhere and it has become impossible to assess them all. National and maybe regional associations are in a better position to set precise guidelines about training, number of hours, accredited courses and so on. Professional associations around the world have developed or are in the process of developing standards of training in accordance with their national contexts. We can all make that information available via the web site and the Newsletter and then confront the results and make out the main trends. IASK will disseminate the information you send us to enable more professionals to participate in the decision-making process.

Associations which do not yet have criteria for accreditation of workshops may wish to use (or get inspiration from) the following criteria for accreditation proposed In 1999 by the IASK International Board:

The workshops are assessed according to three main parameters :

1- Kinesiology techniques

2- Procedures

3- Applications

These main parameters were then detailed in the following manner :

Under Kinesiology, the subcategories are ‘content of Kinesiology’ and ‘techniques’

Under Procedures, the subcategories are ‘original procedures’ and ‘number of procedures’

Under Applications, ‘new references’ and ‘old references’

Six main categories were thus defined as :

1 Original or new information to Kinesiology

1A The workshop supplies all original information for all three main parameters

1B The workshop supplies at least 75% original information for 2 of the 3 main parameters

2 Synthesis of existing information

2A Supplies a synthesis of a minimum of 75% of existing techniques and new applications

2B Supplies a synthesis of not less than 50% of existing techniques in conjunction with existing modalities

2C Supplies a synthesis of less than 50% of existing techniques and corrects with non     kinesiology methods

3 The third category deals with rewritten or upgraded workshop material

4 Translations

5 The fifth deals with workshops proposed by participants but not the original authors

6 The sixth deals with instructional and teaching workshops