From Biography to Treatment I: Social Therapeutic & Trauma-Informed Perspectives for Our Work

With Beth Barol
Online – 2 days
10:00am-4:00pm ET
$130 per participant
March 22-23

Despite our best attempts, figuring out how to better support some people with dual diagnosis challenging behaviors eludes us. Supporters burn out, service providers throw up their hands in surrender, and treatment approaches become increasingly restrictive. People claim that people with a dual diagnosis behave the way that they do because it is ‘just the way they are’, or ‘they are just trying to manipulate us’. We often respond by being overly controlling, resorting to over-sedation, and emotional abandonment among other futile approaches. All the while, the individual continues to struggle in vain in an attempt to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. During this session, we will explore how to maximize the information we discover about a person’s life journey, via a sample biographical timeline. Focusing on life experiences, including, friendships, love, mastery and successes, as well as trauma, marginalization, and loss, often leads us to a positive healing path. Utilizing the lens of the biography, we will work together to derive supports that will be more effective for the person and the supporters. Registration for “From Biography to Treatment II” is not required for participation in this course.

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Disclaimer: If you are an organization sending 4 or more participants to this workshop, please contact directly for group registration rates.

Continuing Education Units: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive one (1) Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for every ten (10) hours of structured learning. Time allotted for breaks, meals, registration, etc. is not counted towards CEUs.

Cancellation Policy: Minimum enrollment of at least 10 participants is typically required for the workshop to take place and workshops may be canceled up to 4 weeks prior to the start date due to low enrollment. If the workshop is canceled, a refund of all monies paid by the participant will be made to the participant within 10 calendar days of the date of cancellation. If a participant cancels more than 3 calendar days prior to the workshop start date, Camphill Academy will refund all monies paid. If the participant cancels 3 calendar days or less prior to the class start date, or never attends the workshop (“no-show”), Camphill Academy will retain $XX* of the monies paid for registration and administrative costs. A refund of the remaining monies paid by the participant will be made to the participant within 10 calendar days of the date of cancellation or class start date, in the case of “no-shows.”

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