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Social Therapy I

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

45 hours (over 9 months).

September 2008 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe Rudolf Steiner's Threefold Organism and apply the concept to a healthy social life; identify and apply the elements of making a household a home within the context of adults with disabilities; explain and apply Koenig's three essentials of Camphill in creating a healing environment; explain the concepts of the mask and a leading image in relation to a person with disability; describe the three types of adult human beings (endomorph, mesomorph, ectomorph); provide examples of the difference between manifestations of the astral and symptoms of the ego; and describe the background and application of the College Meeting, the Bible Evening and the Fundamental Social Law within the context of Camphill.

This course covers the Three Pillars of Camphill, the Threefold Social Order, Three Essentials of Camphill, Inner background of homemaking and covers the Village Conference lectures of the first conference 1962. It is taught in a combination of study, artistic experience, self reflection, and class discussion.
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).