Erickson recognized the vital importance of changing the client's relationships within their social contexts. Frequently, he included the client's family, friends and others to make therapy briefer with more permanent positive outcomes. Participants will learn ways to better understand the influence of social contexts, engage the social network and influence relationships to promote change. Case analogies will be given and videotape examples from actual session demonstrate the Strategic Family Therapy approach.
This workshop will present a new model for delivering highly effective family therapy in a very brief time period utilizing multi-family group therapy workshops. A literature review as well as outcome research data will be presented along with audio-visual material to increase attendees' experiential understanding of the process.
Mental health experts are frequently called upon to work with parents and teachers. This workshop describes how most interventions are ineffective and will provide a brief procedure that works. The seven-step model will be discussed and videotaped examples will be provided.
"Physician heal thyself" aptly describes this presentation for graduate supervisors/instructors who understand the need for increased diversity-mindedness amongst therapists. This presentation will focus on using proven pedagogical and therapeutic skills that will challenge graduate supervisors and instructors 1) to be self-relexive and diversity-minded and 2) to use themselves as the primary conduits of a new multicultural consciousness in teaching and supervision arenas.
Adolescent self-harming behavior is on the rise and one of the most challenging presenting problems therapists will face today in their clinical practice settings. Therapists referred these clients are often intimidated by their cutting and burning behaviors, the DSM IV labels they have been given, and the army of helping professionals involved with them and their families. many of these adolescents have experienced multiple treatment failures, feel emotionally disconnected from their parents, and come from families where there may be difficulties with marital or post-divorce conflicts, invalidating family interactions, gender power imbalance issues, or family secrets. In this hands-on, practice-oriented workshop, participants will learn a collaborative, strengths-based therapy approach that capitalizes on the strengths and resources of the adolescent, family members, concerned peers, adult inspirational others, and involved helpers from larger systems to rapidly co-construct solutions
Latinos experience many life transitions spanning from migration, acculturation, attaining higher education, and the ongoing process of personal development. Competencies to work in culturally responsive ways include: understanding the collective identities of Latinos, assessing barriers, using culturally relevant tools, exploring Latino worldviews, and applying appropriate interventions.
This workshop focuses on the specific use of cognitive-behavioral strategies as an adjunct to the many treatment modalities of family therapy. It offers a basic overview of the theories of cognitive-behavioral therapy, particularly as it applies to families. Participants will learn first-hand techniques and strategies for working with difficult families and how to ingrate these strategies with their respective modes of treatment. Role-playing and case reviews will be used. A question and answer period will follow.