Ritual: Using ceremony in therapy
Friday February 22, 2019
1:00pm - 4:15pm
3 contact hours total:
- 3 NBCC credit hours
- NCSAPPB approved substance use specific (SS)
Our lives are full of rituals, ranging from weddings to communion to bedtime routines. They are not necessarily spiritual, but do form a stability and a way for us to process thoughts and feelings that is distinctly different from talk therapy. Ritual behavior can also be part of what is keeping us stuck - people addicted to substances often speak of the ritual of getting high, and people with OCD are consumed by ritual behaviors. In this workshop we will explore various ritual frameworks for supporting our clients in working through psychological difficulties such as grief, and in establishing supportive routines.
- Learn appropriate frameworks for supporting clients with the use of ritual
- Discuss the ethics and therapeutic applications of ritual
- Develop one or more rituals in the workshop
Snacks, coffee, water, and tea are all included!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Papillon DeBoer is an LPC in private practice in Asheville, and provides counseling for survivors of sexual trauma.