Blue Holidays: Finding Strength & Connection for Ourselves and Others
Professional training with CE credits
For many people, the holiday season does not look like a picture-perfect Hallmark card. Far from it – stories abound with relationship stress, hurt and angry feelings within families, loneliness, stresses of money and time, the shattered aftermath of divorce and the sorrow of death.
The fact is that many people are missing at the holiday table – and often in our hearts. As professionals who are also humans, we may have our own struggles which can feel exacerbated as we listen to and work with our clients, students and others who are also struggling.
In this interactive training workshop, instructed by Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, we draw on the “Blue Christmas” movement popularized by the clergy – which, by the way, is apart from the Elvis Presley song! – we explore how to respond to our stressed clients while also attending to the realities of our own busy lives and personal needs.
We will use a variety of experiential methods, including psychodrama, Family Constellations and mindfulness during this workshop. Family Constellations, developed by German psychotherapist Bert Hellinger about 30 years ago, is a powerful healing approach that gently reveals the unconscious and sources of recurring patterns that keep us alone and disconnected.
It is a collaborative activity, with participants welcome to participate at several levels: to simply observe, to assist as a “representative” or to present a concern to explore as a group. Throughout the experience, we will ask – how can we feel more connected to the ones we have lost or the ones who are estranged?
You will learn:
Who will benefit
This training is designed for mental health professionals and professional helpers, including social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed counselors, addictions counselors, physicians, nurses, creative arts therapists, massage therapists and bodyworkers, alternative health practitioners, life and wellness coaches, educators, clergy, clinical supervisors, administrators, youth leaders, group leaders, graduate students and others interested in experiential psychotherapy and experiential learning.
Tuition is $85 for the all-day training if registered by Dec. 3, $105 after. It includes the program, six CE credits and psychodrama hours, handouts and healthy snacks.
As always, there will be options to address personal growth work in a supportive setting and bring case studies forward for feedback and action supervision.
You may register in one of two ways:
CE and psychodrama credits
Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, and Companions In Healing are approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to offer continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors according to Pennsylvania Board Approval #SWPR-004002.
These training hours also may be counted towards the Certified Psychodramatist credential as approved by the American Board of Examiners In Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.
Training hours may be counted towards certification approved by the International Society of Experiential Professionals.
You may be able to submit this certificate for credits in another helping discipline or in another state. Please contact your respective state board for information.
Please bring your own lunch or expect to go out for a 45-minute lunch break. No refrigeration will be available.
What to bring
At a glance
What Blue Holidays: Finding Strength and Connection for Ourselves and Others
When 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6, 2019
Where 313 W. Liberty St., Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Instructor Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP
CE credits Six credits for social workers, marriage and therapists and licensed professional counselors, plus psychodrama credits
Tuition $85 by Dec. 3, $105 after
How to register
Early registration is recommended.
Liberty Place is located at 313 W. Liberty St, Lancaster, Pa. , with convenient free parking in a large lot across the street. The building is located six blocks from the Lancaster Amtrak station and is accessible from Routes 501, 272, 72, 30, 222 and 283.
Located in beautiful Lancaster,