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Working with Families: Fundamentals of Systemic Family Therapy 14-15 October 2024 (Sydney)
Oct 14

Working with Families: Fundamentals of Systemic Family Therapy 14-15 October 2024 (Sydney)

by Clinical Supervision Services
Start Date
14-Oct-2024 9:00 am
End Date
15-Oct-2024 4:30 pm
(UTC+11:00) Australia/Sydney

Registrations Close
30 September 2024 12:00 AM

Working with Families: Fundamentals of Systemic Family Therapy

BOOK EARLY AND SAVE! Early Bird Fee applies until 2 September 2024

Early Bird Fee: $600.00 AUD - payments received by 2 September 2024

Standard Fee: $680.00 AUD - payments received from 3 September 2024

Please note the Terms and Conditions of enrolment prior to enrolling.


Contact us to discuss organisational bookings - we offer 10% discount for groups of 6.



This 2-day practical skills-based workshop covers the core concepts and techniques of family therapy practice across the lifespan. You will learn key skills in family work in addition to family therapy concepts and systemic thinking. The emphasis will be on applying contemporary theory as systemic practice, through teaching, demonstration, video and case vignettes, group discussion and small group exercises. Day One provides and an overview of the major schools of family therapy and their influences on contemporary practice. Key concepts including using genograms, assessment tools and the use of systemic hypothesising in assessment will be discussed with opportunities to apply these skills in practice via video and practical activities. Day Two will provide opportunities to develop questioning and intervention skills. Conducted face to face in Sydney.

Suitable for: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Family Case Managers, Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Practitioners, School Counsellors and health workers engaged with families in treatment.

  • Understanding family of origin and multigenerational patterns
  • Working with the influence of family relationships, stories, rules and patterns
  • Use of genograms as a family assessment tool
  • Overview of the models of family therapy - the 'best bits' and how to apply in practice
  • The first family interview for assessment and treatment
  • Systemic formulation and treatment planning
  • Individual vs family therapy - when to do what 
  • Integrating family therapy as an evidence-based practice
  • Maximising opportunities for change in therapy
  • Troubleshooting in family therapy - working with reluctant clients and challenging presentations.


Participants are required to attend both days and will receive a certificate of attendance for 14 hours of training.


PRESENTER: Christine Senediak

Christine Senediak is a Board Approved supervisor trainer with 40 years clinical experience and over 35 years experience as a supervisor and educator. She supervises widely providing individual, peer, group and organisational supervision to psychiatrists, psychologists and other health clinicians working in child, adolescent and family services, schools, adult mental health, drug health, gambling, sexual assault, cross-cultural and trauma services. She divides her time between education, clinical work and supervision. Christine has trained as a systemic family therapist, which influences her approach to clinical supervision where the wider context is considered in understanding the development and maintenance of problems in clinical practice. She employs a reflective practice approach to supervision, enhancing self awareness of relational issues between therapist, client and systems. Christine incorporates elements of systemic, cognitive behavioural, mindfulness and person-centred therapies in supervision and training.

Event Location
Federation Conference Centre
23 Mary Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

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