If you desire more animation and energy in your groups and individual sessions, if traditional talk therapy sometimes feels too blunted, than this workshop may assist you in enlivening those processes. This session is designed to present experiential and metaphoric based skills that can assist in both introspective processes as well as shame reduction with clients in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, sexual addictions, gambling, food etc. Experiential work can contribute to the advanced facilitator’s “bag of tricks.” Developed in the 1970s, experiential therapy uses role play, guided imagery and a range of alternatives to talk therapy to address deep seated issues that are often associated with comorbidity and relapse. One primary format presented (“separate yourself from your disease”), based in metaphor, serves as a primer for movement into multiple experiential opportunities in group and individual sessions. This fun didactic and experiential presentation is organized around lecture, experiential exercise, role-play and case examples.
Bobby Chapman, MSSW, LMSW, LADAC, Clinical Specialist/Adventure Therapist. Mr. Chapman has provided extensive training services throughout the country and has been on the faculty of CENAPS Intensive School of Relapse Prevention Specialists.
He has been published in Addictions and Recovery Magazine as well as other recovery related publications. Bobby also specializes in Adventure Therapy techniques utilizing the Challenge Course, Ropes Course, Experiential and Metaphor Therapy as tools for enhanced recovery. He also facilitates the Family Therapy Program with the clinical team at The Ranch.
Please update your browser to the most current version in order to use our online registration site.This program has been approved for CEU credits by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work. Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032. New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education credits. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. At present, there is no procedure for granting partial credit for approved continuing education events. If there are any changes in State regulation, this policy will updated accordingly.
Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
Director, Office of Professional and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516.877.4339
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