September 11th-14th, 2020 - Harrison, BC. (TBC)
Join us for 2.5 days of virtual in-class training & practical skill applications developed by Dr. Westwood:
Cost: $1249.00 CAD
Learn How To
Facilitate Life Review within small groups
Ease members into the group environment
Develop group cohesion
* Please note that in light of the evolving COVID-19 situation we are ensuring that we comply with
CDC Guidelines, and thus are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our participants. As such, a virtual training format has been adopted to ensure social distancing protocols are respected.
The Power of Life Review
Life Review extends upon the foundational knowledge of Group Facilitation Skills by incorporating the therapeutic intervention of Life Review as developed by Dr. Westwood. Life Review is an information-sharing and group building strategy which helps members to not only acquire perspective and understanding of key events in their lives, but to also nurture and support group experiences.
What You’ll Learn
Many of us have difficulty disclosing personal narratives from our lives, let alone in a group context amongst strangers. To ameliorate these concerns, the Life Review helps group members to think about life narratives, to write about them, and to recount them in a group context. This process allows other group members to listen and to convey the impact of these stories on them. Individuals in this training will learn to help group members speak about their lives, including critical incidents they may have experienced, and to help members acquire new perspectives and understanding of meaningful events. This training will consist of a large group lecture format with in depth video examinations and practice in small groups with specialized facilitators.
Over the past 20 years, the Centre for Group Counselling & Trauma has developed and refined group-based programs to address psychological health & performance in military veterans’ transition and has gained international recognition through its partnerships & collaborations worldwide:
Australia - Invictus Games: Ride to Survive
Afghanistan - Kabul University, Kabul
China - Tongi University, Shanghai
Germany - Trauma Counselling Center, Dachau
India - Christ University, Bangalore
UK - Cambridge University & House of Commons, London
USA - National Center for PTSD, Honolulu