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Bullies: their making and unmaking

Dr. Neufeld’s refreshing developmental analysis of bullies reveals instinctive roots embedded in the dynamics of attachment and the flight from vulnerability. Invited to keynote on Canada’s first national conference on bullying, Dr. Neufeld shares the insights that have evolved as a result of years of experience working with bullies of all kinds, combined with his mastery of the developmental literature. This material is especially useful for educators struggling to provide safe school environments.

Course Description

Once we understand how bullies are made, our attempts to unmake them can be truly effective and long-lasting. Most prevailing approaches to this problem assume that bullying is either learned behaviour or the result of failure to acquire social skills. In contrast, Dr. Neufeld dissects the bully syndrome to reveal its deep instinctive roots in the dynamics of attachment and vulnerability.

Most attempts to change bullies, or even to teach them a lesson, are not only futile but counterproductive. The reason for this is that most interventions are blind, devoid of an understanding of what makes a bully in the first place.

Course Outline

This outline is from the DVD material that forms the basis of both the distance education course and the faciltiated videocourse. A full course description and outline can be found on the Neufeld Institute Website.

Registration Details

The tuition fee for taking Bullies: their making and unmaking through continuing education is $200 per person. A minimum of 10 persons are required for the course to go ahead.

Course Facilitator

Kaye McKean

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