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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Social Therapy II


45 hours (variable – over several weeks).

Camphill Communities California, Soquel, CA; Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, Phoenixville, PA; Camphill Village, USA, Copake, NY; Heartbeet Lifesharing, Hardwick, VT; Plowshare Farm, Greenfield, NH

September 2011 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Mentor-facilitated Independent Study
Workshop Intensive
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the significance of ‘mask’, ‘adornment’ and ‘clothing’ in relation to the threefold constitution of the human being as expressions of the soul in establishing identity; extend this understanding to how they perceive and engage with others with whom they live and work; compare and contrast how thinking, feeling and willing manifest differently in males and females; demonstrate insight into the nature of self-consciousness and the existential gap between the Self and the world; articulate the polarities of cognition and will and their relationship to consciousness; illustrate the interplay between the human being and the world in the course of life between birth and death and life between death and rebirth; and apply the ideas of reincarnation and karma, from an anthroposophical viewpoint, in daily practice within community life.


This course builds on Social Therapy I in which students became aware of the importance of the social context of the human for their well-being, including the ideals and practices within a Camphill community which support therapeutic living for every human being and especially those with disabilities. The focus of this course is the second series of Village conference lectures by Karl Koenig as well as other texts, through which the student gains insight into the process into adulthood, which brings human beings into relationships with the world, and how that can be brought into balance through social therapy.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Inclusive Social Development, Social Therapy, Human Services, or Special Education (11/15) (10/20 revalidation).