FACILITATOR TRAINING:

*Dates will be announced for next session in 2021.

Email barbra@drjoshuacoleman.com for notification. 

Why Facilitator Training?

We’ve received many requests for face-to-face contact in small support groups to ease the pain and  burden of estrangement. 

This training program will permit you to independently create and facilitate small groups, support groups, and meet-ups for estranged parents and grandparents for the purpose of learning / sharing / healing and ongoing support.

The training is also excellent for personal development and self-growth.

        

Curriculum focuses on the art of facilitation, conducting and structuring meetings, content based on Dr. Coleman’s books and webinars, and a variety of resource material covering skills and topics you’ll be able to use in your group. You will receive updates to the manual as additions are made. Marketing your group is included in the final session.  

Please note:  While you don’t need to be a licensed practitioner in order to do a support group or discussion group, you DO need to be licensed in order to call it therapy. You must make it clear to participants, unless you’re a licensed practitioner, that you are providing support not therapy.

Pre-requisites:

In order to become familiar with the complexity of issues and variety of situations related to estrangement the following are recommended:

-Dr. Coleman’s book “When Parents Hurt”
-Upcoming book “Rules of Estrangement” (March 2021)
-Attending a minimum of two webinars and two Q & A sessions to become acquainted with the complexity of issues, and to gain an understanding of Dr. Coleman’s philosophy.
-Joining Dr. Coleman’s private Facebook group so you can be in touch with current issues and comments of the over 1200 members.

Training includes: Facilitator Manual plus five one-hour training sessions by Zoom with Barbra Drizin.  

Email barbra@drjoshuacoleman.com for with any questions.

Please read the FAQ below: 

Barbra Drizin, Facilitator Trainer

Program Details

Can I charge a fee for my support group?


While you are allowed to charge a fee for your group. Remember, you are unable to provide therapy or coach on an individual basis unless you are a licensed practitioner. You must be clear, unless you’re a licensed practitioner, that you’re providing support not therapy.




How Can I Let People Know About My Group?


The last session of the training includes a section on marketing. Barbra's expertise is in social media / marketing. All facilitators will create a bio that includes their intentions for their group.




What is the fee? Attendance requirements?


Fee for the training is $379 and includes a manual full of content, discussion starters, activities, and ideas. You will receive updates to the manual. You must attend all 5 sessions and complete an *assignment to receive a certificate. *All facilitators will create a bio that includes their intentions for their group. (Exception: If extraordinary circumstances prevent you from attending ONE session, you must email Barbra at least 48 hours in advance. All sessions are recorded and replays are provided. We are excited you are making this important commitment, and participating in this training. We assure you it will add meaning and purpose to your life!




What will Facilitators learn?


Five week, one-hour-a-week session zoom session conducted by Barbra Drizin. Facilitators learn how to: · Present a topic and address issues identified by the group · Use practical, participatory methods to encourage group discussion and participation "The Art of Facilitation" · Facilitate an honest and open exchange of ideas · Draw out and build on the knowledge of the group · Know where and when to introduce further information on a subject · Build relationships in the group based on trust, respect, and a desire to serve · Create values / intentions for your group. Discover your niche focus. · Recognize that the main value of the group is expressed in giving and receiving support, reducing feelings of shame and isolation, encouraging self-compassion, and regaining self-esteem and identity. Extensive content on estrangement, healing strategies, and resources is included in the manual.




What are the types of specific interest groups requested?


Faith-based Specifically for Grandparents Specifically for Fathers Specifically for Mothers Parents of Sons Parents of Daughters Issues of Divorce Issues of Single Parenting Issues with Difficult Sons-in-law or Daughters-in-law Issues with Troubled and Difficult Adult Children By Location




What does the training include?


Manual plus five one-hour training sessions by Zoom with Barbra Drizin. Curriculum includes the art of facilitation, conducting and structuring meetings, content based on Dr. Coleman’s books and webinars, and a variety of resource material covering skills and topics you’ll be able to use in your group. You will receive updates to the manual as additions are made. Marketing your group is included in the final session. -Facilitators will create a short bio with the intentions/focus of their group. -Approved bios and contact info are uploaded to our private Facebook group. -Facilitators who complete training will be announced in Dr. Coleman’s newsletter, and Bios will be highlighted each week. -Facilitators will have access to a private ‘Facilitators Facebook Group’ for sharing insights, progress, questions, support, and information.




About Barbra Drizin


Barbra has been working closely with Dr. Coleman since November 2019. She has a degree in education, a certificate in Positive Psychology / Core Coaching from San Francisco State University, and continues to participate in ongoing personal development courses. Her professional experience includes principal of a private elementary school, director of two International English Language Institutes, Human Resource Manager, and Social Media solopreneur. Barbra created and administers Dr. Coleman’s private Facebook group now numbering over 1200 members, facilitates several support groups, and presents the “ Strategies on Living With The Pain Of Estrangement” webinars. Barbra compiled the Facilitator Manual, and presents the five-session Facilitator Training program. Barbra is Dr. Coleman’s first certified Coach for Parents / Grandparents of Estranged Children and she works with individuals one-on-one. Barbra lives in Los Gatos, California, and has 3 daughters and seven precious grandchildren.





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