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Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Introduction to Social Therapy

Location: 
Social Therapy Program, Copake, NY; Soquel, CA; N. Vancouver, BC; and instructor-led individual study at various locations across North America.
Length: 
45 hours.
Dates: 

September 2008 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the role and tasks of a social therapist in both the home and work situation; set up and support a festival related activity; explain the role of rhythms in promoting health and well-being; explain the advantage of living arts as opposed to media entertainment in social therapy; describe and display attitudes appropriate toward adults with special needs; provide an overview of Camphill and its aims; reflect on the role of inner development and contemplative practice in social therapy; attend to emergencies; and describe the history of work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Instruction: 
This course covers a broad range of topics fundamental to work with adults with special needs and is taught through hands-on activities and text. It aims to equip students with background knowledge and practical tools to adopt a reflective attitude toward their work and recognize the scope, attitude and contest of social therapeutic practice.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Social Therapy, Human Services, or Special Education (10/10) (11/15 revalidation).

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