A Door of Hope
Peer Facilitator Virtual Training
“Hope still wins, but it often has scraped knees because it keeps moving forward.” Jo Saxton
Perhaps you are– or were- married to someone struggling with problematic sexual behaviors. Later, you received help from a therapist, coach, or mentor, or participated in a partner group. One step at a time you kept moving forward.
You feel ready to join the always-redemptive-work of Christ by facilitating a partner's group. And while you feel ready, you also recognize the need for further training.
Module Two: The peer facilitator’s self-awareness
Learning Objective: Participants will describe a) self-awareness, b) its importance and significance in effectively fulfilling the peer facilitator role, and c) practices leading to increased self-awareness.
Module Three: Peer facilitator role and principles
Learning Objective: Participants will a) give an overview of how effectively fulfilling the peer facilitator role can help meet the partner’s complex needs within the small group experience, and b) the connection between peer facilitator principles and effectively fulfilling the demands of the role.
Module Four: Mastering facilitator skills
Learning Objective: Participants will list and describe essential facilitator skills, and why continually moving toward mastering them leads to creating and maintaining safe group experiences.
Module Five: Navigating group dynamics and stages
Learning Objective: Participants will a) give a synopsis of small group theory and group stages, b) describe possible partner’s behaviors during each stage, and c) appropriate/effective peer facilitator assessments, actions, and responses.effective peer facilitator responses.
Module Six: Creating a group structure
Learning Objective: Through strategic planning, participants will create a group structure model that increases safety for members while participating in peer facilitator-led groups – whether face-to-face within their local church or community, online or phone.
Module Seven: Confidentiality, legal obligations to report and referrals
Learning Objective: Participants will a) describe the importance and value of creating and communicating policies and procedures related to confidentiality, legal obligations to report and b) when/how to refer to a clinician and/or certified life coach or other appropriate professional services.
Module Eight: Crisis theory
Learning Objective: Participants will describe a) the different types of crises, b) the connection between crisis and trauma, and c) give an overview of steps leading to successful crisis resolution.
Module Nine: Putting it all together! What next
Learning Objective: Participants will a) give an overview of the Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model (MPTM) b) describe effective facilitator practices during emotionally-charged group experiences, c) define vicarious trauma, how to recognize its symptoms and integrate a self-care plan, and d) revisit and adapt initial goals/action steps.
ADOH workbook content
Introduction: The way out is through
Learning Objective Participants will describe a) an overview of the life of faith journey, b) where a crisis of faith experience fits within it, and c) steps to help move through the crisis.
Module One: The significance of peer facilitator training
Learning Objective: Participants will a) describe why ADOH facilitator training is significant for both them and the women who become part of their groups, b) the importance of assessing their readiness to facilitate partner groups, and c) identify goals and action steps post training.
Creating a group culture where those who experienced betrayal trauma can safely share their stories, requires a shift in our perspectives about facilitating groups.
Becoming trauma-informed shifts our perspective from "What's wrong with her" to "What happened to her, what's her story?"
Trauma expert Diane Langberg states this about the importance sharing our story. "Trauma took away choice. Part of healing from trauma means one must eventually choose whether she/he will love again, care again, and reach for another human being again. Surviving and then telling our story returns that to us."
Creating a safe group culture where partners can move forward in their healing journeys is complex, requiring facilitators to balance the needs of individuals and the group as a whole.
Using a variety of approaches, the interactive sessions build an awareness of the scope and responsibilities of the facilitator role, while experiencing a sense of 'Yes, this is what a safe partner's group feels' like!"
Those visiting ADOH website do so for a number of reasons. Some arrive already knowing they want to move ahead with training. Others visit because they've been referred and want more information about what the training covers. By far, most who visit arrive by referrals from those who've completed the training.
Sharing thoughts from both Kristin and Julie reflect
one of ADOH's core values: collaboratiing and partnering.
The ADOH training is both intense and comprehensive. And, I am fully committed to serving those who join an ADOH training.
During the interview process, potential trainees discover their commitment includes completing the ADOH workbook, being prepared to participate in all sessions and the temporary secure Facebook group during the training.
Other requirements include emotional and physical time and space to participate in the training (private area, no interruptions, secure, reliable internet access.
Taking that first step - let's connect!
I would love to talk with you.
To help start that conversation, please complete the Peer Facilitator Interest Survey located on the drop down on the Peer Facilitator menu above. After I receive the completed survey, I will contact you at your noted preferred time.
The training cost is $200 per person, and includes coach-led training, support between sessions, and the opportunity to participate in an online secret Facebook group with other ADOH trained facilitators.
Once registration for a training is open, you may make your $200 payment via Paypal here.
ADOH Peer Facilitator Certification
Those who complete ADOH peer facilitator training and the post-training pre-certification application process are
eligible to apply for peer facilitator certification through C-SASI.
C-SASI (Christian Sex Addiction Specialists International) are long-time leaders in the sex addiction and partner trauma education fields.
ADOH training alumni: After notifying me of your interest in certification, you will complete a ADOH Peer Facilitator certification application, located on the drop down on the Peer Facilitator menu above.