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BT08 Workshop 32 - Imagination, Play, and Possibilities: Collaborative Strengths-Based Family Therapy with Challenging Children - Matthew Selekman, MSW

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Workshops |  Children and Adolescent Therapy |  Family Therapy |  Brief Therapy |  Strengths-Based
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2008
Matthew Selekman, MSW
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Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 2008
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In this "hands-on" practice-oriented workshop, participants will learn effective engagement strategies with children, empirically-based parent management skills, and several family play and art therapy strategies that tap the inventiveness of the child and his/her family members to generate new ideas and co-construct solutions.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe three empirically-based parent management skills used to empower parents to resolve their children's behavioral difficulties.
  2. To describe two family play and art experiments to alter family-maintaining problem patterns to generate solutions.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Family therapist in private practice and the co-director of Partners for Collaborative Solutions, an international family therapy training and consulting practice in Evanston, Illinois. Selekman received the Walter S. Rosenberry Award in 2006, 2000 and 1999 from The Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado, for having made significant contributions to the fields of psychology and behavioral sciences.
Author of four professional practice-oriented books: Working with Self- Harming Adolescents: A Collaborative, Strengths-Based Therapy Approach; Pathways to Change: Brief Therapy with Difficult Adolescents (Second Edition); Solution-Focused Therapy with Children: Harnessing Family Strengths for Systemic Change; and Family Therapy Approaches with Adolescent Substance Abusers. Selekman has presented workshops on his collaborative strengths-based therapy approach with challenging children and adoles- cents extensively throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe and Australia. He is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and Clinical Member.