PEER COUNSELING PROJECT

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Peer Counseling with Barbara Love

A message about the importance of Peer Counseling from Bessel van der Kolk

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Note: As a prerequisite to this course, you must have completed Fundamentals I. If you have not yet taken Fundamentals I, it will be offered again at a later date.


Peer Counseling for Healing & Recovery from Oppression Based Trauma: Fundamentals II


Date: Thursday, February 11th - 2:00 PM EST-5:15 PM EST


The Peer Counseling Project is rooted in the basic theory and methodology of ReEvaluation Counseling. It seeks to make counseling assistance more broadly available to a wider population. The Peer Counseling Project trains individuals in the theory and methods of Peer Counseling, and trains peer counselors to lead Peer Counseling Circles.


Workshop II: (3 hour training) Building on the Theory and Skills of Peer Counseling


SUMMARY: In Fundamentals II, we will build upon your understanding of the Peer Counseling Method. You will use the techniques you have learned in Fundamentals I and apply them during this supervised workshop as a way of honing your skills and becoming adept at applying them. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and present challenges you have faced in your experience with Peer Counseling as a means to improve your skillset.

The workshop will continue to discuss manifestations of trauma resulting from social identity based inequalities. Recent research examining the connection between social identity based inequality as sources of trauma and its effect on individual well-being is presented. Contemporary manifestations of cross generational trauma are explored. Barriers in access to healing are identified and discussed.

Peer Counseling for Healing & Recovery from Oppression Based Trauma is presented as a model for healing social identity based trauma. An overview of the basic theory and embodied skills of peer counseling is presented. The liberatory consciousness framework and phenomenological foundations of peer counseling is presented along with peer counseling methods of embodied listening and discharging. Phenomenal storytelling and meaning making and somatic processing along with combined aware attention from a peer counseling partner provide the platform for the healing work.

This course is based on the assumption that all humans have the right to the opportunity to heal from trauma. A key benefit of peer counseling is its capacity to bridge the gap in access to healing. Peer Counseling is especially suited for members of a population toward whom social identity-based inequalities have been targeted.

This three hour program will be held on Thursday, February 11th, 2021 from 2:00 - 5:15 PM EST. Mark your calendar!


Price for Workshop II: $50


To increase accessibility to this course, you may apply for financial assistance. We also offer group rates. To apply for these options, please complete this form:

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