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Working Respectfully with Family Member and Significant Others

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Eagleville Hospital

100 Eagleville Road

Room 217, Patient Care Building (Conference Center)

Eagleville, PA 19403

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This seminar focuses on working in partnership with family members, rather than continuing cycles of blame and misunderstanding.

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This seminar is focused on working in partnership with family members rather than continuing cycles of blame and misunderstanding.

The importance of understanding cultural variations, creating a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere, and understanding the particular and valuable expertise of family members is discussed.

Means of connecting families with systems that meet their multiple needs are reviewed, as is providing program components to assist family members in helping their ill member.

The SAMHSA tool kit “Family Psychoeducation” is referenced.

This seminar is free of charge and provides PCB and SW/LPC credits.

Course Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Examine the role and dynamics of the family, especially in relation to coming to terms with having a member with a COD
  • Explore both the benefits of, and barriers to, working in partnership with family members and significant others to acquire educational resources and other supports
  • Identify personal biases and cultural variations that affect work with family members/significant others, including the feelings and thoughts that support these biases
  • Discuss steps needed for meeting family members/others in welcoming and respectful ways and involving them as collaborative team members
  • Assist family members in evaluating their own responses and in finding ways to reduce risks both to the person having a COD and the family

Questions? Email Paul Toth, PhD, Staff Development Manager & Clinical Supervisor, at ptoth@eagleville.org, or call 610-635-7458.

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