This manual is designed to be used with Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends, and the Rebuilding Workbook in leading the "Fisher Rebuilding Ten Week Educational Seminar." This manual includes everything that is in the Rebuilding Workbook plus other material such as the "How to Facilitate" sections and the Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale scoring and research data. It is written to answer any questions leaders might have about facilitating the Seminar.
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Note to the Reader
Preface: About the Educational Model
How to Use this Facilitator's Manual
1. The Ten Sessions
Session One: The Rebuilding Blocks Lesson Plan for Session One
Facilitating Session One
Reply Letter to Advance Registration
Outline and Overview of the Ten Sessions
Opening Night Sign Up Sheet
The Rebuilding Blocks
Participants Registration Agreement
Personal Information Sheet
Class Attendance Form
Payment of Fees Form
I Am Female and My Life Is in Shambles
I Am Male and I Am Totally Alone
Opening Night Letter from Bunny
Description of the Educational Seminar
How to Create the Rebuilding Seminar in Your Community
Comments or Order of Topics for the Ten Sessions
About the Author:
Bruce Fisher, Ed.D. (1931-1998) developed the "rebuilding" model of divorce recovery nearly 25 years ago. Founder and director of the Family Relations Learning Center (Boulder, Colorado), he personally trained thousands of individuals and therapists in this approach, enriching the lives of hundreds of thousands worldwide. He was a highly popular divorce therapist, author, and teacher, and a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. His "Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale" is an internationally recognized measure of adjustment to the ending of a love relationship.
Bruce grew up on a family farm in Iowa, was the first in his family to earn a college degree, and went on to a doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado in human development. His dissertation research focused on the development of the Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale.
Bruce's widow, Nina Hart, is co-author with Bruce of the popular relationships book, Loving Choices. Nina continues the teaching, training, consulting, and therapy work she and Bruce did together for more than fifteen years.