Today we completed the two day self-regulation skills training. We had a nice group from a wide variety of backgrounds, and once the initial logistical hitches were overcome, things went very well.
The diversity within the group was very interesting. Some of the participants were seasoned psychotherapists, others were people who had never been involved in counseling before the earthquake happened. When the earthquake hit, the need for counseling was so great that people who had never done it before received intensive training and were put to work.
What was interesting to me about the workshop was that both the seasoned therapists and the newcomer counsellors seemed to be equally engaged, and seemed to be able to engage at an even level. To me this really spoke of the relevance and the applicability of the work that we are doing.