Bethesda Workshops is a non-profit organization that offers intensive workshops at a price more affordable than most other clinical options. Admittedly, the cost can seem quite high when it’s first considered. In the overall picture, though, a workshop is less expensive than any other treatment alternative.
Consider these facts about the IN PERSON program:
- Most “intensives” provide around six to eight hours daily at most – many only three or four hours. A Bethesda Workshop involves 10-12 hours of specific, therapist-led treatment each full day, which translates to approximately 35 hours of directed help by professionals with advanced training in the field. (The ONLINE intensive is approximately 7 hours per day for a total of 28 hours of psychoeducation and support for the four days.)
- The in-person intensive help is a real bargain. At a fee of $125 per hour, which is the minimum rate for therapy in most places and usually low for someone with specific training like a CSAT, 35 hours of counseling costs $4,375. The workshop fee of $3,000 is significantly less, and it includes all lodging and meals.
- The only additional expense to attend an in-person workshop is travel, and Nashville is conveniently located within a day’s drive from half of the geographic continental United States.