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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.
Open House: Lancaster School of Psychodrama & Experiential Psychotherapies on Sept. 27
The Lancaster School of Psychodrama and Experiential Psychotherapies and Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, will welcome visitors for an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at Suite 263 in Liberty Place, 313 W. Liberty St., Lancaster.
The day will begin with a blessing of the space at 11:30 a.m. and continue with drop-in visiting throughout the day. Refreshments, giveaways, drawings for hourly door prizes, reduced fee coupons for classes and class schedules will be available, as well as the opportunity to view a set-up for sand tray psychotherapy and ask about the school’s programming for the remainder of this year and 2020.
In addition, Karen will conduct a free mini-training for mental health and other health and wellness practitioners from 1 to 2 p.m., offering one continuing education hour for social workers, marriage and family therapists and licensed professional counselors and one psychodrama credit hour.
For more information, or to reserve your space for the mini-training, call (717) 466-0788 or contact Karen.
Professional training: Grief as an Experience Not an Event
In this interactive training, conducted by Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, we will look at death, loss and grief not as an event, but as an experience and demonstrate how experiential methods can support the process of healing, emotional restoration and transformation.
The experiential approach – using psychodrama, Family Constellations, mindfulness, art making and simple ritual – promises to create a greater sense of awareness and understanding within our clients and ourselves.
In this training, you will learn:
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, administrators, youth leaders, group leaders, graduate students and others interested in experiential psychotherapy and experiential learning.
Tuition is $85 for all-day training if registered by Aug. 13, $105 after. The tuition includes the training day; six CE credits for social workers, marriage and family therapists and licensed professional counselors; psychodrama credit hours toward psychodrama certification; handouts; and healthy snacks.
The training takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Liberty Place, 313 W. Liberty St., Lancaster, Pa. . Find more information and register 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.
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 offer continuing education credits for social workers, marriage and family therapists and licensed professional counselors, plus psychodrama credits. Psychology credits are pending.
Sept. 20 Death and Loss: Grief as an Experience Not an Event
Oct. 11 Building Strength and Resiliency for Addicts and Others with Trauma (Free, with $10 fee for addiction counselor credits). Register here.
Oct. 18 Our World in Miniature: Sand Tray Skills For Professionals
Nov. 15 Lost Children: Abortion, Miscarriage, Adoption and Other Absent Children
Nov. 23 Ancestor Stories: Who’s Missing at Your Holiday Table? for the Delaware Valley Psychodrama Collective, Rosemont, Pa.
Dec. 6 Blue Holidays: Finding Strength and Connection for Our Clients and Ourselves
Starting Jan. 31, 2020 Professional Series: Trauma-Informed Care with Experiential Psychotherapies.
Additional full-day and half-day programs will be announced soon, also with CE and psychodrama credits. 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.
Training: Building Strength and Resiliency for Addicts and Others with Trauma
In the old-style addiction treatment approach: When a client has experienced trauma, we go directly for the details, or we don’t discuss the trauma at all, fearing that any investigation of trauma will contribute to relapse into addiction. The new-style approach recommends something different: we acknowledge that the addict or alcoholic is bringing trauma to the counseling space but rather go for health, strength building and the promotion of resilience.
This second approach not only keeps the client from being emotionally overwhelmed but also strengthens the trauma survivor to be able to move forward in recovery. In this workshop, led by Karen Carnabucci, MSS, LCSW, TEP, we will explore the basic prescriptive roles of the Therapeutic Spiral Model, an action model that adapts classic psychodrama for greater safety for trauma survivors, and show how these roles can be adapted in working with recovering addicts and others in various settings.
Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, will present “Building Strength and Resiliency for Addicts and Others with Trauma” from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, at Liberty Place, 313 W. Liberty St., Lancaster.
The program, sponsored by Recovery Centers of America, is free and will provide continuing education credits for social workers, marriage and family therapists and licensed professional counselors; addictions counselors and recovery specialists who wish to receive PCB credits will receive a form to complete to receive addictions credits for $10.
This program is useful to professionals who work with people with addiction, eating disorders and compulsive behaviors of all kinds, as well as those who work with people with mental health and trauma responses.
In this workshop, you will learn: