Peer Counseling Project

Trauma Research Foundation is pleased to announce another session of our Peer Counseling Project with Barbara Love. Peer Counseling is designed to make counseling more accessible to all who need it. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Peer Counseling: Fundamentals I

Peer Counseling for Healing and Recovery from Oppression Based Trauma: Fundamentals I

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 I: (Half day) Basic Theory and Skills of Peer Counseling

 

This Introductory Workshop provides an overview to the basic theory and skills of Peer Counseling

Available to individuals and groups seeking to learn the basic theory and methods of the Peer Counseling Project.

  • Half day course on Wednesday, April 21st (10:00 am ET – 3:30 pm ET) – 4.5 hours of course work (break in middle)
  • Participation open to anyone wishing to learn the basic theory and methods of peer counseling using the PCP method

In this course, we identify and 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.

Basic Theory and Skills of Peer Counseling 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. Phenomenal Peer Counseling is especially suited for members of a population toward whom social identity-based inequalities have been targeted.

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This course has now closed for registration. We will run another session later in the year!

Peer Counseling: Fundamentals II

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: Wednesday, April 28th – 10:00 am ET-3:30 pm ET

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: (4.5 hour training plus break) 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.

Register Now

This course has now closed for registration. We will run another session later in the year!

Peer Counseling Supervision Program

Coming Soon

The Supervision Program will be open for registration in the fall. In order to participate, you must have completed Peer Counseling: Fundamentals I &II. Please email us with any questions: [email protected].

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