The primary focus of psycho-educational workshops are to educate about a psychological concept or topic. Psycho educational groups are in all kind of settings including businesses, hospitals, universities and governmental/social services agencies. I have participated in many types and conducted many types. They can be facilitated by mental health professionals, students, members of the community, experts on certain topics, or anyone.
My idea is to have more of them in local eating establishments, as I have already started doing.
- people can order what they want and there is no cost to the person facilitating the group
- the environment is casual, relaxed, non-clinical
- this can help local businesses
- this is a great way to network in the community
- the workshops can be free of cost to those who attend
- those doing internships can use these to count towards academic requirements (hours), just as they would at another location
- the workshops can be 1-hour (breakfast time, lunch, or the dinner hour)
- They are open to the public
- the workshops are general and brief, focus on a single topic, not getting into anyone’s personal issues (not psychotherapy)
What are your thoughts on this?