DBSA Support Group Facilitator Training
November 2, 2008 Washington, D.C.
Support Group Facilitator Training
DBSA of the National Capital Area
Sunday, November 2, 2008
George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
9:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of the National Capital Area is pleased to announce a day long program of peer support group facilitator training, made possible by a grant from Bristol-Meyers Squibb.
We invite those who are experienced facilitators as well as those considering volunteering in that role for the first time. The main focus will be on support groups for those with mood disorders while facilitation of family and friends groups will be addressed to a lesser extent. Participation in a DBSA support group is encouraged but is not a requirement for attending the program.
We learned of an excellent training program at the Manic Depression and Depression Association of Boston, now named BBSA Boston (www.dbsaboston.org) under the direction of Chuck Weinstein, LMHC, NCC. Mr. Weinstein started the Boston training program in 1997. He is a consultant to the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry and travels the country training for other DBSA groups. He has agreed to come and train in the Washington area this fall.
Each participant will receive a comprehensive training manual to take home. Complimentary lunches, snacks and beverages will also be provided.
Your registration may be sent to:
2923 Timber Wood Way
Herndon, VA 20171-2012
It should include:
~a check in the amount of $10.00 made payable to DBSA NCA
~a separate paper with your name and email address (Updates, such as room numbers and lunch choices, will be sent by email.)
~telephone number and home address, optional
We are currently offering an early bird special. Checks received no later than Tuesday, September 2 will be returned, uncashed, to the participant upon check in on November 2. Checks of no shows will be deposited by DBSA NCA. Checks received after September 2 will also be deposited. This is necessary to help us plan for the appropriate number of participants and to help defray expenses not covered by the grant.
Please mark your calendar and help spread the word!
Do not hesitate to email me with questions or comments. Kathy@dbsanca.org
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