Working with Families: Fundamentals of Systemic Family Therapy
20 May 2019 - 21 May 2019

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Event Type Fundamentals of Systemic Family Therapy
Organisation Sydney Family Therapy Training Institute
Location Philip Smith
2 Edward St
Hobart  TAS 7000
Contact Details Christine Senediak
Phone: 0478 548 594
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Event Description

The workshop covers the core concepts and techniques of family therapy practice, providing an overview of the influence of the major schools of thought on contemporary practice. The emphasis will be on applying theory as systemic practice, through teaching, demonstration, video, role play, case illustrations, group discussion and small group exercises.  

Topics covered include:

  • 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
  • Maximizing opportunities for change in therapy
  • Trouble shooting in family therapy - working with reluctant clients and challenging presentations

This workshop is suitable for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health and drug and alcohol practitioners and school counsellors.


Accreditation: 14 CPD



28th-29th March 2019


Registration Closes: 




Early bird: $590.00 (ends 15.02.19)

Standard: $660.00 (from 16.02.19) 

10% discount when 3 or more book and pay at the same time 



Philip Smith

2 Edward St, Glebe



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Clinical Supervision Services

Clinical Supervision Services (CSS) is an AHPRA approved organisation dedicated to providing excellence in training and clinical supervision supervision.
Contact: Christine Senediak
M: 0478 548 594



Online Workshops/courses


Using Genograms in Family Therapy (10 Credit Points)

This online module aims to provide participants with a thorough understanding of how to construct and use genograms in assessment and intervention. Genograms are a multigenerational assessment tool for understanding family functioning and family processes.

The module consists of 5 self-paced sections and includes video demonstration, practical examples, reflective tasks, readings and a short quiz. 

The course is suitable for health and welfare professionals who currently or intend to work with families. It is anticipated that the module will take 8-10 Hours.

 Family Assessments (10 Credit Points)
This online module aims to provide participants with the knowledge required to conduct an initial family therapy interview, a thorough understanding of how to develop a systemic case formulation and when to work with individuals versus the whole families. It considers child, adolescent and adult mental health practice.This module consists of 5 self-paced sections and includes video demonstration, practical examples reflective tasks, readings and a short quiz. The course is suitable for health and welfare professionals who currently or intend to work with families. It is anticipated that the module will take 8-10 hours.
Level 1 Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision E-learning  Course  (35 CPD points)

The Clinical Supervision course is online and provides a flexible approach to learning. This course provides comprehensive coverage of information on supervisor core skills. It consists of seven self-paced modules and will include presentations, video demonstrations, (to convey concepts and demonstrate skills), reflective tasks, readings and relevant resources, including templates to be used in clinical practice. A series of assessment tasks, quizzes are also included. These quizzes are not graded but aim to motivate participants and provide them with an opportunity to assess and remember what they have learned.

The purpose of this course is to provide the opportunity to up skill and, for those more experienced clinicians to further develop their competence in clinical supervision.

This course is accredited by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) and by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).  

Level 2 Assessment of Supervisor Competency Skills (10 CPD points)

For this assessment task on completion of the on-line component you are required to submit an audio or video recording of a supervision session.

A feedback assessment report will be provided once marked which can take up to 4 weeks. On successful completion you will receive your final certificate of Supervisor competency.