Treating Victims of Bullying
What you'll learn
- Learn to help almost any client who is being bullied
- Discover the simple but hidden dynamics of bullying
- Appreciate the wisdom of the Golden Rule and Freedom of Speech
- Acquire a more scientifically and psychologically accurate way of understanding bullying
- See humor in a completely new light
- Background in a psychological helping profession
- Access to people who will help you practice simple role-playing exercises. This can be friends, family members, colleagues or even your clients.
The anti-bullying movement has become the most popular social movement in the world. Bullying awareness efforts have made bullying the number one fear of parents. Anti-bullying laws have made schools responsible for eliminating bullying. As a result, more kids than ever are being sent for help because they are being bullied. Adults, too, have become aware of bullying and are seeking help.
If you are a counselor, psychologist, social worker, psychiatric nurse, life coach or other type of helping professional, there is a good chance you don’t know how to help clients who suffer from being bullied. You can’t rely on the popular bullying prevention programs to help them because research shows that they rarely produce more than a minor reduction in bullying and often result in an increase. If you employ common counseling or therapy methods, you can work with them for months or years and they may still see no relief from the bullying.
This unique course will teach you a quick, powerful and fun system for teaching your clients how to stop being bullied without anyone’s help and without getting anyone in trouble. Many clients will experience a dramatic improvement after the first session. They will grow in self-confidence and –esteem, popularity, resilience, emotional maturity and academic/work functioning. You may become a more effective counselor or therapist than you have thought possible.
Through video lectures, recorded role-plays, written material and assignments for practice, you will come to see bullying in a new way and discover how easy it is to help your clients. Your own personal relationships are likely to improve as well! You will also understand the problems with the orthodox approach to bullying, which is concerned with making bullies change, and why it doesn’t work very well.
Who this course is for:
- Social Workers
- Psychiatric Nurses
- Drama/Play Therapists
- Life Coaches
- Case Managers
- Pastoral Counselors
Israel "Izzy" Kalman, MS, is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and psychotherapist with four decades of experience. He has developed a quick, fun and powerful method for teaching people how to solve interpersonal problems, including bullying, without anyone’s help and without getting anyone in trouble. He is director of Bullies to Buddies, Inc, and author of a book for young adults called Bullies to Buddies: How to turn your enemies into friends, as well as a number of other publications on bullying for kids and adults. For the past five years, Izzy has been writing a blog on bullying for Psychology Today
More than 45,000 mental health professionals and educators have attended Izzy’s full day seminars on bullying and anger control. His articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines and journals, and he has presented at many professional conferences. He is a sought-after expert on bullying for radio and TV shows.