The quarterly online CRAFTA Jam sessions are set up for clinicians who have completed the CRAFTA Foundations course and looking for some extra practice. Go ahead and come jam with a CRAFTA Assistant Instructor and keep your skill set fresh!
The techniques and ideas presented during CRAFTA courses are often new to clinicians taking the CRAFTA courses. Few clinicians are treating patients with head, neck, and orofacial pain at all, let alone with the CRAFTA approach and techniques. This can make it difficult to find a study group or professional peer group to bounce off ideas or discuss and review complex cases.
As continuing education budgets seem to decrease, it can be difficult to advance through the CRAFTA series as quickly as you would like. The CRAFTA Jam Sessions will give you access to a group of clinicians to practice with and learn from with the guidance of a CRAFTA Assistant Instructor, allowing you to stay on top of your skills, deepen your knowledge, and use the CRAFTA concepts and techniques.
There are no CEU's awarded for the CRAFTA Jam sessions.
A discount of 10% will be applied automatically when you register for 3 or more jam sessions on one ticket.
During the CRAFTA Jam Sessions, you will:
Practice the various techniques you have learned during the course. While we may not always be able to review all techniques, priority will be given to techniques of interest to several participants or techniques that may have not been reviewed during previous jam sessions;
Receive instruction/feedback from the instructor during group practice;
Give/receive feedback from other participating practitioners during breakout sessions;
Answer any questions you may have about previous course material;
Discuss patient cases.
Sessions will be held on the second Tuesday during the months of January, April, July, and October starting at 7pm CST and lasting 1.5-2 hours.
The jam sessions are participant-driven. Clinicians will determine what and which techniques are practiced during the Jam session by emailing the instructor a list of techniques they wish to cover before the session. We will cover as many techniques as possible.
During the jam sessions, you must have someone to practice the techniques on. If you don’t have a live person, you could practice the techniques on a skull, but of course, a real person is always preferable.
Approximately one hour will be dedicated to practicing techniques and 30 minutes to case review and concepts.
Completion of the CRAFTA Foundations Course (Level 1a and 1b).
Prior to the course, you will be asked to send a list of techniques or a brief description of a case you would like to review. Of course, even if you don’t have any specific techniques or cases you would like to review, you can still jam along and learn as you go! You will receive detailed instructions upon registration.
You must have installed a decent webcam and adequate lighting
To make sure the CRAFTA instructor and other students can see what you are doing and give you feedback and guidance;
A stand or mount for your camera that can be adjusted in angle and height. Laptops with good webcams are a great option for angling if you have something to set it on. You may still need a ring light if you don’t have bright lighting. You could consider picking up a cheap ring light with stand for your phone.
Who Should Attend
Clinicians who have completed at least the CRAFTA Foundation course who would like to practice more and become more comfortable with the skills
Clinicians who have completed at least the CRAFTA Foundations course and want to prepare themselves for further CRAFTA classes and the CRAFTA certification examinations
CRAFTA clinicians who are using some of the skills but are not feeling confident or competent no matter where they are in their certification process.