Carsten Callesen

Over the course of the last 30 years, Carsten has lived and worked with children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities in Camphill communities in Scotland, England, and for the past two decades in the United States. In true Camphill style, he has tried his hand at almost everything. He has carried responsibilities as a houseparent, workshop leader, teacher, administrator, counselor and therapist. He continues to be a therapist at heart, where the listening ear is at the core.

Carsten holds a Bachelor of Arts in the Art of Eurythmy and teaches eurythmy in the Academy. He also holds a diploma in Eurythmy Therapy. Carsten maintains an active interest in group work and conflict resolution, in promoting self-advocacy, empowerment, human relationships, and abuse prevention for people with and without developmental disabilities. He has given workshops on these themes in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

Carsten currently lives at Camphill Special School where his overall responsibility and focus over the past five years has become more directed towards the medical and therapeutic field. He now serves the community as Director of Therapeutic Services and supports the medical team as the on-call EMT. He is also currently pursuing a nursing degree. Carsten is an adjunct faculty member of Antioch University New England’s Master’s program in healing education, offered in conjunction with Camphill Academy. A motto he lives by is that in life we find a true path of learning.

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