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Working with Families: Fundamentals of Systemic Family Therapy (Videoconference)

Start Date
22 October 2020 10:00 AM
End Date
23 October 2020 5:00 PM

This 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.

Using the ZOOM meetings platform this allows for practice sessions to be conducted in small group breakout rooms - just like being in the classroom.

The workshop is suitable for: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Nurses, Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Practitioners, School Counsellors and health workers engaged with families in treatment.

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


Accreditation: 14 CPD


Dates: 22-23 October 2020 (Videoconference interactive workshop)
Times: 10.00am-5.00pm AEDST both days
(7.00am-2.00pm Singapore SGT/Hong Kong HKT)


Registration Closes: 15 October 2020



Early bird: $590.00 (ends 30 Sept 2020)

Standard: $660.00 (from 1 Oct 2020)

Book early as places are strictly limited. Registration is not confirmed until payment received.

Mode of Delivery: Videoconference

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
E: info@clinicalsupervisionservices.com.au



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