Community Case Competency Project Roadmap
The Case Community Competency (CCC) Project (Module 13) is a required part of the Professional Yoga Therapist Institute (PYTI®) certification. It is also an opportunity to put what you have learned at PYTI® to use in a practical setting. The CCC is a catalyst for application of Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY), and will no doubt improve your confidence in your new clinical and wellness skillset, marry your skills and your passion, and perhaps most importantly, serve your community well.
Finishing your CCC can seem a little daunting, so we have created this roadmap to help you figure out what you want to do and make it a reality. Who knows? This could be the start of something much bigger than you think!
The purpose of the CCC is the synthesis and clinical application of MTY into your medical and/or wellness practice. We hope you will join us in utilizing similar language within the MTY community as we expand the meaning and power behind PYTI's mission: "Transforming Healthcare through Functional and Integrative Medicine".
Taking what you love, what you know, and what you want to do and putting it all into an organized action is tough. If you are having trouble figuring out what you want to do for your CCC, ask yourself the following questions:
- If I could do anything without worrying about failure, what would it be?
- What are my passions?
- What are my skills?
- What are the needs in my community? (This could be your work community, the community of PYTI®, your own neighborhood, etc...)
Your project can involve your speciality...or not! Take this opportunity to work with others and expand what you know. Some ideas that have been done previously:
- Hold a class series for your clinic, workplace, and/or community
- This has been done in hospitals, schools and even overseas and in underserved populations!
- Present at a trade meeting
- Conduct a case study
- Write an article or submit a case study to a professional journal
- Present what you have learned in the context of your profession
- Lecture on MTY in the university setting
- Hold an inservice for your clinic
- Develop PYTI® curriculum for the M9 Project (This is a more lengthy process but would also become a project you can grow with to develop your national and international platform, which could be revenue generating as a PYTI® faculty member)
- Be a part of the TA (teaching assistant) program. This program is for students and graduates who see themselves teaching for PYTI® and developing a national and/or international platform as an expert in MTY and yoga’s use in healthcare and wellness care.
- Create a handout, pamphlet, or a webinar to help students and grads apply MTY in the context of their profession or situation. Your personal experiences can help the PYTI family in areas where we may not have as much to offer.
***Please keep in mind that your project should be FREE. These are not to make money, but are taught, viewed and/or handed out at no cost to the user. This means that, if you create something for the PYTI® curriculum, it will be given as part of the toolkit to the appropriate audience.
CCC projects can be done alone or with collaboration. If you are looking for someone to work with or want to be a contact in the future, take a look at our Public CCC Listing.
You will need to fill this out when you have figured out what you want to do. For now, use it as a tool to make that decision.
Share your Idea
Propose your Plan
The first step is to propose your idea by submitting our Initial Project Proposal Submission Form. This will go to the PYTI® office and Ginger so we can approve your project. Once you get an email of approval from PYTI® staff, you can move forward! Details for final completion of project will be worked out with direct mentorship from Ginger (i.e. length and breadth of project summary, for example, whether or not it becomes a blog post, toolkit item, public health educational material, personal reflection, or peer-reviewed publication ready article).
Share and Connect
Be sure to log your project on our Public CCC Listing. This helps us keep up with the many ideas the PYTI® family can bring to the table and it can open your work up to collaboration. You will need to fill out your name, the subject of your project, and a brief description at minimum. If you would like other students to contact you, you can also include your email.
Make it Happen!
If applicable to your project, take photos, record and edit a video or record audio to document your work. We would love for you to upload those files to the final submission form so we could share them with the world! Sharing is a great way to spread positivity, spark ideas in others and show the importance of the work you and the PYTI® family are doing. Check out Ruth Goldeen, OT, PYT's project for an excellent example.
Please remember to cite your work. It is essential to reference your sources for several reasons:
- To show your audience you've done proper research by listing sources you used to get your information
- To be a responsible scholar by giving credit to other researchers and acknowledging their ideas
- To uniquely identify another's intellectual property
You must cite:
- Facts, figures, ideas, or other information that is not common knowledge
- Ideas, words, theories, or exact language that another person used in other publications
- Publications that must be cited include: books, book chapters, articles, web pages, theses, etc.
Submit a Summary and Reflection
After your project has been completed, the last step is to submit your project by filling out our Final Submission Form for Ginger's approval. This will ensure your work, ideas and observations are stored and not lost! It also helps us have quick reference to your work and is the best way to submit content that will be shared later. Please be sure to include a blog-like reflection answering the following questions:
- Responses/feedback from students/audience/participants
- What worked
- What didn't work
- What you would change the next time to improve it
- What you learned
Once you have submitted your project, we will be back in touch with our review and approval. Please remember that work must be properly cited and consistent MTY language must be used for it to be valid. That is it! For quick reference, you can download our CCC Roadmap! This is a great aid as you organize your thoughts and work through your project.
If you have any questions about the CCC Process, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org