Rebuilding-Divorce Class

RebuildersMadison.com

This seminar is based on Dr. Bruce Fisher's model developed in Boulder, Colorado and has been offered nationwide.

We have held hundreds of classes with over 5000 participants in the Madison area since 1981. This is the original Rebuilders/Rebuilding class in the Madison area. It was originally started by the Samaritan's own Linda Pettersen and Dan Feaster.
What You Will Gain:
  • An understanding of the process by which one adjusts to the end of a love relationship
  • Explanation of the emotional aspects of this process, including grief, guilt, anger, rejection and loneliness
  • Building a support system of new friends
  • Direct personal feedback of your own break up adjustment process
  • The ability to identify issues that may be worked on in counseling
  • Access to Rebuilders Single Network
Seminar Outline:
Week Topics
Week 1: Rebuilding Blocks of Breakups
Week 2: Analysis of Relationships
Week 3: Grieving your Losses
Week 4: Anger
Week 5: Leftovers from the past
Week 6: Improving your self-esteem
Week 7: The Masks we Hide Behind
Week 8: Learning to Love Again
Week 9: Relationships and Friends
Week 10: Healthy Sexuality and Dating
Dr. Fisher created a 10-week course which he found hastens the adjustment period to the break up of a love relationship. His model is one of education and group support with a measured growth rate for each participant.

Classes meet for three hours, one evening a week, for 10 weeks and are open to both men and women, whether ending a marriage or other love relationship.

Instructors:

Dr. Dan Feaster, Helen Feaster, Linda Pettersen, & Sue Gruen
Dr. Dan Feaster, D.Min, MSW, LCSW is the Executive Director and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the Samaritan Counseling Center. He has taught the Rebuilding Program for over 30 years. He has also taught Pre-Marriage classes for over 30 years with his wife Helen Feaster of over 35 years, one of the other instructors.

Dr. Feaster also teaches the Advanced Rebuilding Relationship Class, which meets on Tuesday Nights for anyone interested that he also teaches with his wife Helen Feaster. They offer a unique dynamic and perspective to both programs. Dan Feaster is known for his work in couples/marital counseling, as well as individual counseling.
Helen Feaster, A.A.S. is an Educational Specialist currently teaching the Rebuilding Program. She has taught Pre-marriage classes, as well as classes on blended families, and relationships for over 30 years.

Helen has taught for two different mental health clinics and has taught both nationally and internationally. Helen has experienced a divorce herself.

She is now married in a strong and healthy marriage for over 35 years in a blended family.

Helen has also been involved with the Rebuilding Program for over 30 years.
Linda Pettersen, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the Samaritan Counseling Center. Linda has provided individual and couples counseling for over 30 years.

Linda Pettersen founded the Rebuilding Divorce seminar in Madison in 1981 and taught Bruce Fisher’s model for over 30 years with Dan Feaster.

Linda has had a diverse career which has included non-profit settings, child protective supervising, and teaching at higher education institutions. Linda sometimes fills in for Dan and Helen Feaster.

© Photo taken by Steve Braunginn
Sue Gruen, MSSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the Samaritan Counseling Center, who offers individual, couple, and family counseling.

Sue has also been through a divorce herself, but is now happily married in a blended family for over 25 years.

Sue specializes in healing for: Physical, Sexual or Emotional Abuse; Trauma; Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar; Anger and Forgiveness; Workplace Issues; Relationships; Marriage Preparations; Marriage Counseling; Parenting; Divorce and Step-Parenting. Sue sometimes fills in for Dan and Helen Feaster.   © Photo taken by Kimberly Arneson

Additional Information

Fees The seminar tuition fee is $300* with an Early Bird discount of $25 for those registered two weeks in advance.

Payment plans are available.

Included in Fee:
• 30 Seminar Hours
• Additional Class Materials
• Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale (Pre-Test and Post-Test)

*Required Materials Not Included in Fee:
• Textbook is $19 Extra
• Workbook $20 Extra

The actual program is held at the Samaritan Counseling Center on Monona Drive.
Register Now to Register Online or Make Payments
For further information on either class:
Call: Dr. Dan or Helen Feaster at (608) 837-4578 or, Email: rebuildersmadison@gmail.com

To Register, send a $35 non-refundable deposit to:

Rebuilding Seminars
3192 Breeze Dr.
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
(Make checks payable to Rebuilding)

Also Available is Our Advanced Rebuilding Class
Advanced Rebuilding Class
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