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JSSA Staff THREE-PART FAMILY THERAPY TRAINING SERIES - 3 TRAININGS = 9 CEU'...

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The JSSA Training Institute presents: 3 PART FAMILY THERAPY TRAINING SERIES - 9CEU'S

October 10, Nov 7 and Dec 12

1. THEORY AND FUNDAMENTALS OF FAMILY THERAPY - Tuesday, October 10 – 9-12:15pm

2. ENGAGING WITH FAMILIES - INTEGRATING THEORY INTO PRACTICE - Tuesday, Nov 7 - 9-12:15pm

3. DIFFERENT SCHOOLS OF FAMILY THERAPY - DETERMINING WHAT TO USE AND WHEN - Tuesday, Dec 12 - 9-12:15pm

PRESENTER: MIMI WEISBERG, LCSW

Mimi Weisberg is a Clinical Social Worker in private practice for over twenty-five years working with adolescents, families, individuals, and couples. Mimi is an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University in the Masters of Social Work Program. In addition, she supervises other therapists for licensure and provides general consultation to senior therapists. Mimi serves as a consultant to businesses regarding communications and interpersonal dynamics. Mimi has been a Board Director with the Safe Community Coalition (SCC) of Mclean, VA. for the last nine years as well as First VP for two years. Mimi has arranged speakers for SCC's Parent Education series, has co-chaired the Middle School Forum, facilitated community conversations and trained the teen leaders for the SCC programs. Mimi has been an active member of the Temple Rodef Shalom's Youth Committee. She developed and implemented a program entitled the "Parenting Teens Series" for 7th-10th grade parents. For the past 18 years her family has participated in the Soup Caravan once a month, a food assembly group that distributes food to needy elderly in Northern Virginia.



1. THEORY AND FUNDAMENTALS OF FAMILY THERAPY

The history and beginnings of family therapy is relevant and important in present day clinical work. This training will focus on the basic concepts of family therapy as well as how we define “family” and basic assumptions regarding families. Systems theory, interlocking systems, the concept of change and the changing nature of families, homeostasis and resistance and other concepts will be explored. Concepts such as sexism, racism, non-traditional families and gender-related themes will be addressed. Ms. Weisberg will ensure that the training has practical components along with didactic presentation of the concepts.

Participants will learn:

  • The history and beginnings of family therapy and why it is important to know this present day

  • Systems theory and practice as it relates to family therapy and how this differs from individual therapy

  • Developmental stages of families

  • Understand homeostasis and resistance through a non-pathological lens

  • Look at power dynamics and how this relates to communication styles in families

  • Be able to recognize sub-systems, coalitions and the triangulation process

  • Definition of healthy families and resiliency

  • The possible countertransference process when working with families

2. ENGAGING WITH FAMILIES - INTEGRATING THEORY INTO PRACTICE

Learning how to engage and join with families is vital to the Family Therapy process. Core concepts of assessment including understanding and developing hypotheses which are vital to guiding our work with a family. Exploring family secrets and the effects on a family system will be examined. Understand the impact of anxiety, loss and transitions on family dynamics. Participants will delve into two family therapy theories and practice -Structural and Transgenerational Family Therapy. Specific examples of how to integrate these theories into our practices we also be discussed.

Participants will learn-

  • How to engage and join with families and how this differs from individual therapy
  • Core concepts of conducting family assessments
  • Understand how to develop a working hypothesis and use this to guide the work and inform the process while connecting to treatment goals
  • Discuss the difference between secrecy and privacy and how to help guide a family though this process
  • Examine anxiety, loss and transitions and the effects on a family system
  • Learn the basics of Structural Family therapy through didactic and experiential opportunities
  • Learn the basics of Transgenerational Family therapy through didactic and experiential opportunities

3. DIFFERENT SCHOOLS OF FAMILY THERAPY - DETERMINING WHAT TO USE AND WHEN

Understanding the major schools of family psychotherapy gives the clinician more skills and tools to utilize with complex family systems. This training will focus on Experiential, Feminist/Relational, Narrative and Solution-focused family therapies. We will discuss how to determine which lens and theory to use with different families and their presenting problems. This will be a didactic and experiential presentation.

Participants will learn-

  • Experiential models primarily focused on Virginia Satir ,Gestalt and Family Play therapies
  • Understand and incorporate Feminist/Relational models of family therapy that will enhance awareness of cultural, gender, and racism issues and how to utilize these concepts to expand the families’ understanding of dynamics within the system
  • Learn about and use post-modern family therapies ; Narrative and Solution-focused family therapy
  • Explore Family Play therapy and how these concepts and techniques can enhance the therapeutic experience for the family
  • Supervision in Family therapy – what is different?

This is a training for behavioral health professionals.


CE Credits: Eligible for 9 CE credits

The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Category 1 continuing education programs. The D.C. and Virginia Boards of Social Work usually recognize the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners’ approval. Please contact your state board for verification. JSSA maintains responsibility for this program.

JSSA is an approved sponsor of CE credits for psychologists in Maryland under the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. JSSA maintains responsibility for this program.

JSSA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6457. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. JSSA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.



Cancellation Policy for CE Training Programs

Please note: Refunds for JSSA’s 3-Hour CE training programs are provided 5 days prior to the training date. After that time, a credit can be issued if JSSA receives a registrant’s cancellation up to two business days prior to the training date. This credit can be applied towards a future 3-Hour CE training, symposium or post-graduate course up to one year from the issue date.

Please visit www.jssa.org/traininginstitute for complete information about JSSA Training Institute policies.


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