Starting a New PC
The basic words of ST defined. It is the
End Product of Life Repair: An educated pc who knows how to respond in session.
Correction Lists needed in case of troubles: WCCL (takes drilled ST3 auditor).
Auditor Skills needed: ST0 Auditor.
This step is usually called C/S 1, as it is the first C/S instructions to get a pc through before actual auditing. In order for auditing to take place the pc must know what is expected of him. Thus this first step in auditing is to educate the pc.
It actually takes more skill to audit a new pc than an experienced one. The safest pc would be one that was educated in all the materials up to the action undertaken. This is of course not always possible or practical and less can do it. But since this manual is mainly intended for co-auditing the point made here is, that co-auditing is best done at a point where both pc and auditor has some training behind them. The auditor of course has to be fully trained and drilled in the action undertaken. This quote from CS Series 35RA outlines what has to be overcome:
"A pc who does what an inexpert auditor says without question can really get fouled up! Uneducated pc's require really flawless topnotch auditors. The auditor who can audit an uneducated pc is a jewel. He really has to know his business. Because the pc does whatever he says. And if he says wrongly, then there goes the session. Ever notice pc corrections in a worksheet? "I think you by-passed an F/N." "This feels overrun." "I had Grade I last year." Such auditors are not fully enough trained to handle wholly green pcs!"
Pc's and TRs
If there is a TRs Course available in your area it's a good idea to put the pc through an introduction TRs Course. This course runs over several days, sometimes as a week-end seminar. This teaches your future pc some basics of confront and communication, which makes him easier to audit. It is however not a requirement, but cost effective if available.
Whether the pc is trained in ST or not, the first step is an educational one. The first step is to take the pc through "Definitions for Pc's", which is part of the ST0 materials. On a trained pc this is of course relative quickly done, but it is still done so the auditor is sure the pc knows what he is talking about. You could see it as a basic contract between auditor and pc. They go through it together and this way they establish enough agreement and ARC to make auditing take place and work.
Educating the Pc
The auditor needs two copies of the print-out of definitions.
The auditor will need a good English dictionary, so he can look up any words, his pc does not understand. If English is not pc's first language, the auditor also needs a dictionary between pc's native language and English. The auditor needs the Technical Dictionary of Scn, which contains these and many other terms. He may need other books for reference, such as R. Hubbard's Fundamentals of Thought and possibly "Scn 0-8 - Book of Basics".
Finally the auditor needs a so-called Demo Kit (as described in the study manual). He uses this to let the pc make small demonstrations on the table to him. It simply consists of small items, he has put together in a little box - like paper clips, matches, screws and bolts, coins etc. He has the pc show, demonstrate or illustrate what a definition means, by 'show and tell' with the bits and pieces like: "This match box is the pc; the coins and clips here are his Reactive Bank..." etc. The pc should also give examples from his own observations and experience to illustrate his understanding.
Done in auditing, the auditor simply ask:
"What is the definition of __________?" and include one term at the time.
The auditor lets the pc tell him. If pc is unsure of the definition, auditor finds the word and have pc look at it to clear it to full understanding. In a session, if auditor uses a Meter, you make sure each word was taken to a floating needle (FN), whether given correctly by the preclear at first or he have to look it up.
Auditor has to make sure pc understands all the words used in the definitions. If there is a word he doesn't understand or is unsure of the meaning of, auditor has him look it up in a dictionary per study tech and clear it completely (to F/N if metered).
The auditor has pc demonstrate it with the demo kit and give you examples.
In session auditor uses the print-outs, which is just the actual list of the words, etc.
Pc Information Sheet
The next action done on a beginning pc is the Pc Information Sheet. This is an interview form that gives the auditor and C/S the basic data needed to start a case. This is always done metered. Of special interest is the Drug and Medication data. For one thing, according to Pc's Hat, the pc should not take drugs or use alcohol during auditing; but it also gives the C/S an idea of the case's resistiveness. A heavy drug case is a resistive case.
Basically the immediate use of the data from the Pc Information Sheet is for the C/S to design a Life Repair Program for the pc. The C/S may want to have additional D of P Interviews done on the pc as to explore some of the data revealed on the Pc Information Sheet or he may have enough data to go on from the Pc Information Sheet itself.
C/Sing The Beginning Steps
In C/Sing the above, the C/S gets familiar with his new auditor. He may want to have the auditor tape record a session to make sure his comm cycle is smooth when put to the test. If video camera is available, it is most important to video tape the Meter. That will enable the C/S to see if the reads noted are instant, and that no instant reads are missed, which is an important point. Also to see if the called F/Ns are correct and none missed.