Strategies to Support a Peer, Friend or Family Member During Stressful Times -- Kathy Bornino, LMFT


Thursdays, June 16 & 23, 2022. 1:30pm - 3:30pm Two Sessions Odd Fellows Hall, San Luis Obispo

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Are you concerned about a friend’s or family member's behavior or emotional state? Are you wondering if there is anything you can do to help?


Would you like to have the skills you need to help others with these kind of issues in times of stress in their lives?


This class will help you learn how to support a person in distress regain the basic drive to health and wholeness.

There will be information provided and group discussion. We will explore:


· three models of peer counseling,

· basic principles of crisis intervention,

· how to avoid overload and compassion fatigue,

· how to set limits while maintaining balance in your life

· and how to make sure your own “cup of energy and compassion” gets filled regularly.


This course has two sessions. At the first class you will learn:

· Basic listening skills

· Option Process

· Basic Crisis Care

· Self-Care

At the second class we will review:

· Re-evaluation counseling

· Some principles from Non-Violent Communication

· Crisis Care reviewed and extended

· Self-Care reviewed and extended


Kathy Bornino, MA, LMFT has been a licensed Marriage Family Therapist/Psychotherapist in Private Practice in Arroyo Grande for 33 years. She has also taught Psychology in Community College.

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