Understanding People & Diagnoses
May 28 – May 31, 2020
Haven Institute, Gabriola Island, BC
Why do people say and do the things they do? This program emphasizes the importance of trying to understand others from an empathic, compassionate stance based on each person’s history and experience. Participants will learn to make sense of people’s experience and behaviour, including others they find frustrating and difficult. Ways of being and behaving that seem perplexing or mysterious will become clear and obvious. We will also examine the full range of psychiatric diagnoses, what each of them means, and what is actually going on for the person who might receive a given diagnosis.
Speaking & Workshop Fees
My fee for speaking engagements and workshops are negotiated on an individual basis. I generally charge at a rate comparable to what I receive in my private psychotherapy practice.