Working with High-Conflict Families

This workshop will present an understanding of how family systems develop out of the Life
Scripts of the individual partners who begin the family and how they can be worked with to assist the members in changing the family system so they achieve their desired outcomes. Structural, Strategic, and Redecision Family Therapy will be taught in an integrated approach to maximize change by meeting the family at their level of functioning. Join us for a fun, informative, and therapeutic experience to learn how to work effectively with families in your practice.



Describe how family dynamics are shaped by the parents
Demonstrate how to conduct an initial, diagnostic interview
List three different approaches that can be used in treating families
Describe the different stroking patterns that can exist in families
Describe the different levels of functioning in families
Explain the “outside in” approach of family therapy
Describe an approach to making explicit what is happening within the family system to the
  identified patient
Describe the importance of emotional literacy to healthy family development
Explain the role of attachment in family dynamics
List two benefits to working with the entire family, including children, as opposed to working with
  just children or just the parents
Describe the role of the therapist in an integrated systems approach to family therapy

Beginner & Intermediate
DATES Aug. 11 12, 2017
TIMES 9:00am 5:00pm daily
TUITION $325 if registered one month in advance, $100 deposit ($350 afterward
FACULTY Vann Joines, Ph.D., and Emily Keller, Ph.D.

9:00 – 9:30 AM Introductions and Group Contracts
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 – 12 PM Exercise on How Family Systems Develop
12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 PM Information on General Systems Theory and Cybernetics
3:00 – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 – 5:00 PM Information on Types of Families and How Children are Treated in Families
9:00 – 10:30 AM Demonstration of an Initial Interview with a Family with Discussion
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 12 PM Information on the Different Approaches to Treating Families
12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 PM Levels of Functioning and Types of Interventions that Work Best
3:00 – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 – 4:15 PM Demonstration of a Second Interview with a Family and Discussion
4:15 – 5:00 PM Discussion, Q&A. Wrap-up and Goodbyes

ACEP Approved Provider No. 6756

Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

August 11, 2017 to August 12, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Early Tuition$325.00
Retake Tuition$250.00
Location Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy
659 Edwards Ridge Road
Chapel Hill NC 27517
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