Join us for personal growth groups, classes, training programs with CE credits, other gatherings and special events.
Building Strength with Survivors of Trauma and Addiction
In the old-style 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 bring relapse into addiction.
The new-style approach recommends something else: we acknowledge that the addict is bringing trauma but rather go for the health. 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 from 10 a.m. to noon April 9, led by Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, we will explore the prescriptive roles of the Therapeutic Spiral Model, an action model that adapts classic psychodrama for greater safety for trauma survivors, and show how they can be adapted in working with recovering addicts in various settings.
In this workshop, you will learn:
There is no cost but non-members who do not regularly attend this monthly meeting are advised to reserve with Karen.
"The Immigrant Within and Without" at the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama
Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, will present "The Immigrant Within and Without: Finding Your Way to Your True Home" as an all-day pre-conference workshop at the 2019 American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama May 2-5 in Manchester, N.H.
In this workshop, participants will explore the haunting question of the immigrant: Where do I belong? This workshop will focus the systemic impact of immigration – in today’s immediate world and the long-ago immigration experiences of our ancestors. With the combination of psychodrama, Family Constellations and mindfulness, we learn how to respond to struggles of our clients as well as the hidden trauma that may affect our own lives today – personally, professionally and with our health and financial well being.
Professional training: Be Engaging: The Architecture of Interactive Addiction Education
Talking about addiction and the addicted brain are among the most challenging of tasks for the helping professional, particularly the addictions counselor and educator.
Educating addicts of all kinds – as well as their families – about the disease of addiction and how it affects their bodies, minds, spirits and relationships is a task that demands information and creativity to deliver. The challenge is expanded because “addiction” covers a wide variet
y of experiences
In this training from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 22 with Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP,, you will have the opportunity to learn how to “show and tell” the basics of the addiction process, including for both addicted person and the family where addiction is present in a way that is both informing and engaging.
In this training, you will learn:
It also will be useful for educators, life and business coaches, physicians, nurses, clergy and other professionals and paraprofessionals interested in experiential psychotherapy and experiential learning.
Tuition is $85 for all-day training if registered by March 19, $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.
A limited number of partial scholarships for attendees from non-profit organizations may be available; please contact Karen for further information.
The training takes place 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.
The schedule is:
Jan. 18 Finding Your Soul Purpose: Acting as Spiritual Guide and Finding Your Place
Feb. 15 Professional Ethics in Action: Honesty, Integrity and Morality in a Shifting World
March 22 Be Engaging! The Architecture of Interactive Addiction Education
April 9 Building Strength with Survivors of Trauma and Addiction for the Association of Chemical Dependency Professionals, Lancaster, Pa.
April 26 The Body Knows: How to Work with the Dimensions of the Physical in Wellness and Healing
May 17 Mothers, Daughters and Families: Tracing the Legacy of the Female Lineage
June 21 Abundance, Deprivation and Somewhere in Between: The Deep Psychology of Money
July 12 Introduction to Inter-Generational Trauma for Addiction and Substance Abuse Treatment at The
Retreat of Lancaster County, Akron.
July 19 Dancing Energies: Tuning in to Energy Intelligence
Aug. 16 Twice as Nice: The Art of Doubling in Individual and Group Sessions
Sept. 20 Death and Loss: Grief as an Experience Not an Event
Oct. 18 Our World in Miniature: Sand Tray For Professionals
Nov. 15 Lost Children: Abortion, Miscarriage and the Children Who Never LIved
Dec. 6 Taking the Role of Change Agent in Your Work (and Life)
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., 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.
Ancestor Stories: Social Injustice and Collective Healing
The political and social turmoil of our times can leave many of us feeling distressed, hopeless or weary – or all of the above.
In this workshop from 10 a..m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, with Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, we will use the illuminating approach of Systemic Constellations, an experiential process which helps us set aside blame and bring insight and change to our hearts and minds. The workshop takes place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster, 538 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster.
Participants will be invited to choose one area of social injustice to address during this session. We will explore, not with debate or limited analysis, but with openness, collaboration and a willingness to become surprised. We will bring our bodies, hearts and souls to ask the questions: What is going on here? And what is my place?
Contact Karen to reserve your place. The program is free but donations will be welcome.