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Professional Series: Trauma-Informed Care with Experiential Psychotherapies
Every day we are learning more about the effects of trauma and how the trauma experience is stored in the brain and the body until it is identified, addressed and healed. Trauma informed care is an approach to care that understands the prevalence and impact of trauma.
Trauma-informed care acknowledges the effects of trauma, recognizes the impact those effects have on behavior and responds in a manner that is supportive, encouraging and empowering. Trauma-informed care is not trauma treatment rather, the perspective that traumatic experiences are prevalent, and the question is what happened to you rather than what’s wrong with you.
This four-part quarterly training series explores trauma–informed care, combining up-to-date trauma information with the safe application of experiential and creative arts therapies, including psychodrama, sociometry, Family Constellations, art and meditation.
The series will focus on best practices in trauma-informed care integrated with experiential psychotherapies, which are increasingly proven and documented as therapies of choice for survivors of trauma. Brain researchers demonstrates that it is the repeated experience that activates growth and connection within the brain, so just as traumatic experiences change the brain, so can positive and integrated experience contribute to healing change.
A total of 24 CE and psychodrama hours provided for this four-part series.
Tuition for the series of all four classes is $500, which includes:
If you wish to register online, register here with your credit card on Eventbrite.
Or send a check for $500 to Karen Carnabucci, 313 W. Liberty St., Suite 263, Lancaster, PA 17603.
Read in-depth class details here.
No refunds will be provided. However, if you cannot attend the class you have registered for, you will have the option to receive credit for a future training or consultation. Refunds will be based on tuition of the event, minus the registration fee by Eventbrite if you registered online with Eventbrite.
Professional training: Whole Person Marketing for Holistic Health Professionals
Marketing and business building are often special challenges for holistic health professionals, who see their main skills as caring for people rather than navigating the rough and tumble world of business.
Yet marketing is essential to business success, and professionals who know how to market themselves will see their businesses survive and thrive while others struggle, fade and fail.
In this interactive training workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 17, Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, will share key recommendations and ideas that she has learned from starting her own private practice in 1995 as a psychotherapist, coach and trainer and having built and rebuilt her practice three times, initially in Lancaster, Pa., in the 1990s, then in Racine, Wis., where she was an adjunct instructor teaching marketing practices to massage students at the Wisconsin School of Natural Wellness, and finally returning to Lancaster in 2016.
Along the way, she has coached hundreds of professionals across the United States to use their natural creativity and spontaneity to build and expand their businesses.
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 coaches, educators, clergy, clinical supervisors, midwives, administrators, youth leaders, group leaders, graduate students and others interested in experiential psychotherapy and experiential learning.
Tuition is $45 for if registered by Jan. 14 , $55 after. The tuition includes the training program; three psychodrama credit hours toward psychodrama certification; handouts; and healthy snacks.
The training takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at Liberty Place, 313 W. Liberty St., Suite 263, Lancaster, Pa. . Find more information and register here.
Training: Weaving the Experiential Approach Into Your Talk Therapy Session
flyer_-_pscsw_-_karen_carnabucci.pdfTraditional talk therapists are becoming increasingly interested in the value of experiential therapies and how they can bring these approaches into their therapy rooms – especially when they haven’t had extensive training in experiential skills.
The experiential approaches – including the principles of psychodrama – can deepen a person’s experience of the issue and enliven sessions when the client is feeling stuck, repeatedly talking about the same material.
In this workshop sponsored by the Lancaster Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Clinical Social Workers, Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, will show and tell how to weave experiential techniques and principles into a setting where they are not necessarily the therapist’s primary mode of treatment and demonstrate some simple and yet effective ways to enliven therapeutic situations.
You will learn:
From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 29, at Friends Meeting House, 110 Tulane Terrace, Lancaster, Pa., with attendees gathering for refreshments at 8:30 a.m. and networking after the program.
It is free for PSCSW members who do not want CE credits and $10 for members who are requesting three CE credits. Tuition is $30 for non-members. Snow date March 14.
Download and share flyer here.
Tarot & Tea
Learn how to use Tarot cards for personal growth and self discovery in an informal atmosphere with Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, at Liberty Place, 313 W. Liberty St., Lancaster, Pa.
Fee is $25 per person for a 90-minute session for a group of six or more; contact Karen for information.
2020 training schedule for professionals with CE credits
Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, offers monthly training classes for mental health professionals, other health and helping professionals, coaches, educators and others in 2019.
All programs (except marketing) offer continuing education credits for social workers, marriage and family therapists and licensed professional counselors; all offer psychodrama credits. Psychology credits are pending.
Jan. 17, 2020 Whole Person Marketing for Holistic Health Professionals
Jan. 31 Creating Safety and Connection: The Basics of Trauma-Informed Care (Snow date Feb. 7; part 1 of trauma-informed series)
Feb. 14 Family Sculpture: Easy as 1-2-3
Feb. 29 Weaving the Experiential Approach into Your Talk Therapy Sessions for the Lancaster Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Clinical Social Workers Snow date March 14.
March 13 Who Me, Lead a Group? What Makes Good Groups
March 27 Rock the Role Play: The Art of Psychodramatic Techniques in Group and 1-1 Sessions
April 10 Getting Real: Empty Chair, Props and Other Action Ideas
April 17 Creating Body Awareness: The Body Remembers What the Mind Forgets (part 2 of trauma-informed series)
May 8 Activating Prochaska’s Stages of Change
May 29 Our World in Miniature: Sand Tray Skills for Professionals
June 26 Tuning in to Everyday Energy Intelligence
July 10 Tarot As an Adjunct to Psychotherapy: Archetypes, Synchronicity and Spontaneity
July 17 Creating the Bigger Picture: Addressing and Healing Ancestral Trauma (part 2 of trauma-informed series)
Aug. 28 Abundance, Deprivation and Somewhere in Between: The Deep Psychology of Money
Sept. 18 Want to Write A Book? A Route to Professional Expression
Oct. 9 Exploring Professional Ethics and Boundaries in Action
Oct. 23 Creating Possibilities: Post-Traumatic Growth as Reality (part 4 of trauma-informed series)
Nov. 20 Taking the Role of Change Agent for Collective Healing
Dec. 11 Addressing and Nourishing the Spiritual Experience
Some programs are full day and others half day; the half-day programs may be expanded to full day if there is sufficient interest. The sessions will take place at Liberty Place, 313 W. Liberty St., Suite 263, Lancaster, unless noted otherwise.
Contact Karen to discuss your training needs or add your name to her professional e-letter here to stay updated on classes and resources.