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PTI Trainers Obtain Advanced Certification From Stanford School of Medicine

Dec 9, 2016 | News

Media Contact: Barbara M. Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; 248-260-8466;
Troy, Mich. —Dec. 9, 2016—Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), a non-profit organization providing continuing medical education and customized learning programs that improve patient health outcomes and the individual care delivery experience, announced that Carla Irvin, RN, BSN, PCMH CCE and Megan Gottsleben, BS, ACSM EP-C, have been trained by the Stanford University School of Medicine as T-Trainers in the Stanford Self-Management Programs. They received their recognition in November 2016 following an intensive week-long apprenticeship program in Palo Alto, Calif.
T-Trainer is the highest level of trainer in the Stanford Self-Management Programs, which consist of a series of workshops designed to help people with chronic health problems gain the self-confidence they need to better manage their health challenges. Both Irvin and Gottsleben were previously certified as Master Trainers, a prerequisite to becoming T-Trainers. They can now lead Master Training at other organizations which can provide, in turn, the necessary training to Program Leaders who direct the self-management sessions at the community level.
PTI was founded in 2007 on the on the belief that a new type of holistic training was needed to keep up with the massive changes in health care, and Irvin says T-Trainers are aligned with that philosophy.
“Megan and I have trained many Program Leaders over the years, so we were thrilled when we got accepted from Stanford to become T-Trainers,” Irvin said. “The apprenticeship consisted of our delivering the week-long curriculum to twenty-four trainees under the watchful eye of Stanford. As approved T-Trainers, we look forward to working with other organizations so they can deliver the Stanford Self-Management Program curriculum in their communities.”
For more information about self-management programs or other programs offered by PTI, please contact Carla Irvin at 248.310.8476 or