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Embracing the Role of the Wise Elder

  • 23 Sep 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Online


Friday, Sept. 23, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET

Ancient myths and literature refer to three phases of female adult development as the maiden, the mother and the crone. In more recent years, we have taken the name of the crone, the archetype of the wise old woman, into the gender-neutral and more inclusive title of “the wise elder.” So we ask, “What defines a wise elder? How does one develop into a wise elder and how is the wise elder different from the ubiquitous “senior citizen” that so dominates the cultural language of today? In this online training workshop with Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., TEP, and Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, we explore the language and the phases of role development with us – and invite participants to step into the gifts of aging with grace and learn to bridge the gulf between life and death.

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A professional training with four CE and Psychodrama credits exploring the role of "the wise elder"

About this event

Ancient myths and literature refer to three phases of female adult development as the maiden, the mother and the crone. In more recent years, the crone, the archetype of the wise old woman, has been transformed into the gender-neutral and more inclusive reference of “the wise elder.” So we ask, “What defines a wise elder? How does one develop into a wise elder and how is the wise elder different from the ubiquitous “senior citizen” that so dominates our cultural language today?

In this online training workshop with Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., TEP, and Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, we explore and experience the language and the phases of role development with us – and invite participants to step into the gifts of aging with grace and learn to bridge the gulf between life and death. We will use the action of psychodrama, the bonds of relationship through sociometry, plus music and the arts we will explore, honor, and celebrate the Wise Elder – and give you a multitude of ideas on how to integrate these concepts into your work with people of all ages.

You will learn how to:

• Identify where you are now as you relate to the wise elder role using Dr. J.L. Moreno’s role theory of development.

• Understand basic correspondences of Dr. Moreno’s view with the perspective of Carl Jung, the Swiss psychoanalyst who first identified the archetypes.

• Explore what aspects of the wise elder you already possess regardless of your current age.

• Practice stepping into the wise elder role and experience through multiple psychodramatic techniques.

• Explore how your near and far ancestors modeled for you the meaning of aging and how you can hold these meanings in an appropriate way for you in the 21st century.

Art-making Project

An art-making project – the making of a Wise Elder staff and accompanying rituals – will be integrated into the training class along with instructions on how to replicate the art-making project with the people you work with.

You will receive a break for a short lunch 12pm -1pm with ample time to attend to your art-making project.

After registration and before the class begins, you will receive a detailed list of art materials and found objects to have available to start your staff during the class.

What to bring

• A staff, a tree branch, long stick

• Ribbons, string, cords, thin wire.

• Assorted found objects such as old jewelry, pinecones, mementos, silk flowers, stones, crystals, little chains, beads, holiday ornaments and other objects that are meaningful to you.

• A notebook if you wish to take notes.

• Your curiosity, questions and enthusiasm.

Who will benefit

This training is designed for mental health professionals and professional helpers, including social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed counselors, psychologists, addictions counselors, physicians, nurses, creative arts therapists, drama therapists, massage therapists and bodyworkers, alternative health practitioners, life and wellness coaches, educators, clergy, clinical supervisors, administrators, youth leaders, group leaders, graduate students and others interested in experiential psychotherapies and experiential learning.

Tuition

Tuition is $95 if registered by Sept. 20, 2022, $115 after, and includes four CE credits and psychodrama hours, plus a generous online handout page of slides, handouts and links to videos and online information of interest.

CE credits and psychodrama hours

The program provides four CE credits for social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and psychologists, plus psychodrama credits and Act 48 hours for Pennsylvania and social workers, marriage and family therapists, professorial counselors in Wisconsin.

In addition, Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., TEP, is able to provide four Category 1 continuing education hours for social workers in Maryland


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