Introduction to Family Therapy

This workshop is for participants who are new to family therapy. It covers some of the foundational concepts and practice of psychotherapy from a family systems perspective and explores the clinical implications of shifting from an individual to a family-relational framework.

Participants will learn:

  • The evolution of family therapy and the family lifecycle
  • The “jump” from intrapsychic to systems thinking the contextualization of the presenting problem (intergenerational, social, cultural, and political)
  • Tracking cycle of interactions and asking relational questions
  • Forming systemic hypothesis and the use of decision dialogues
  • Family premises, beliefs, and meanings and the collaborative stance of the family therapist.

The workshop’s interactive format will provide opportunities for active participation. Content will be explored through case presentation with videos, small and large group discussions, and exercises to practice the application of family therapy concepts and techniques.

Presented by Julia Chan, LCSW

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  • October 27, 2017
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm