Advanced Training Program:

Important: To become an advanced instructor, you must already be a currently certified Relational/Conceptual/ Technical instructor.


The purpose of the Advanced Technical instructor Course is to provide trainers the opportunity to deepen skill levels in the application of techniques for dealing with people with serious (violent) chronic problems, and to broaden your perspective on how to provide better, safer care by approaching the task systematically. By doing this, you will be able to provide more support to each other as staff and the people whom you serve. The primary purpose of this course is to teach advanced skills by helping you “connect the dots” between all the principles taught in the Relational, Conceptual, and Technical chapters of The Mandt System®. In the Advanced Technical Training we will teach physical skills that are consistent with the values taught in the Relational, Conceptual, and Technical chapters.

The Advanced Technical Training is taught in two chapters, with the following topic headings:

Chapter 10

  • Advanced Physical Skills — Instructor Guidelines
  • Assessing Danger or Threat
  • Approved Physical Interaction and Physical Restraint Skills
  • Team Approach with Aggression and Violence
  • Advanced De-Escalation and Team Skills
  • Advanced Stance, Balance, Mechanics, Movement, and Body Positioning: Standing
  • Moving In/Moving Away Skills
  • Choking Variations: You are Being Choked Standing or Seated, Away from a Surface
  • Weapons: Throwing/Jabbing/Swinging
  • Ergonomic Analysis of Skills Taught in Chapter Eleven, Advanced Technical Training

Chapter 11

Advanced II Training:

  • Floor Chokes And Against a Surface
  • Floor Techniques
  • Administration of IM Medication
  • Lifting and Carrying
  • Mechanical Restraints
  • Ergonomic Analysis of Skills Taught in Chapter Twelve, Advanced Technical Training

The Advanced course is 4 days and instructors are required to complete the on-line ‘test out’ for the RCT material. Within this 4 day course instructors are re-certified in the RCT at an enhanced skill level as well as certified at the Advanced level.

It is important to note that physical restraint on the floor is not taught as the risk of death due to restraint, positional, or compression asphyxiation is very high when using a floor restraint technique. The General Accounting Office estimates that 150 people per year in the United States die as a result of inappropriate application of restraint on the floor.