Families and Family Therapy Minuchin

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Jumpstart your work with children, families, and couples with STRUCTURAL FAMILY THERAPY!

Earn 12 CE Hours!  $530 dollars for 12 hours of training.

TWO day/time options to choose from:  Mondays –12 noon – 2 PM or Thursdays 7 – 9 PM.

 

Course Title:   Introduction to Structural Family Therapy

Course Description:  This training will begin with the history of family therapy and a review of central concepts (model of functioning family; symptoms of dysfunctional families; hierarchy, boundaries, coalitions, subsystems, complementarity, and patterns of relationships) and corollaries (results, effects, outcomes).  We will demonstrate SFT assessment methodologies (seeing versus hearing, larger systems, family life cycle, mapping, restructuring goals and applications of mapping and restructuring goals). We will demonstrate how the SFT therapist engages as part of the system using “joining.” Next, students will be shown the structure of the first session and how to track enactments.  Structural Interventions (intensify and focus, unbalancing, enactment, reframing) will be demonstrated, ending with case presentations and video presentations.

Trainings are 6 week – 2 hours each week.

Price:  $530 dollars for 12 hours of training. CE credits included.

Location:  All classes are virtual on-line.

Intended Audience – Psychologists, Counselors, All Mental Health Service Providers.

Skill level – Beginner to Advanced

Instructor Bios can be found at the bottom of this page.

Syllabus/Course Outline/Agenda

  1. History of Family Therapy.
  1. Central concepts Corollaries (results, effects, outcomes)
  1. History of Family Therapy.
  1. Central concepts of Structural family Therapy. (Model of functioning family; symptoms of dysfunctional families; hierarchy, boundaries, coalitions, subsystems, complementarity, and patterns of relationships).
  1. Assessment (seeing versus hearing, larger systems, family life cycle, mapping, restructuring goals and applications of mapping and restructuring goals)
  1. Engagement: therapist as part of the system, joining, structure of the first session and tracking enactments
  1. Structural Interventions: intensify and focus, unbalancing, enactment, reframing.
  1. Case Presentations and video Presentations.

Continuing Education Credits sponsored by Ce-Classes.com.  Approved for CE credits by multiple states and national professional organizations.  CE Learning Objectives, woven into this 12-hour training:

At the end of this training, participants will be able to

  1. Describe the evidence base for Structural Family Therapy (SFT) 
  1. Identify how to apply SFT cross cultural principles 
  1. Describe the role of SFT in child protection work 
  2. Identify the role of SFT with disruptive children and adolescents 
  3. Describe the utility of several systemic approaches to couple therapy (including Structural Couple Therapy).
  1. Identify factors in the development process of becoming a Structural Family Therapist.
  1. Identify ways the theoretical lens of Structural Family Therapy makes visible the otherwise invisible string that ties one family member to another.
  1. Identify the role of SFT with high conflict couples.
  2. Identify the role of SFT with various medical issues/addiction. 

Virtual class links will be emailed to registered attendees.

Class Schedules

Course Instructor: Cara Brendler, MSW, LCSW  

Mondays –12-2PM– Virtual

                       April 1, 8, 15, 29, 2024

                       May 6, 13, 2024

Course Instructor: Richard Lally, MSW, LCSW

Hours: 7:00 pm EST – 9:00 pm EST

Thursdays – 7-9PM

                        April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2024

                        May 2, 9, 2024

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☐  Cancellations will be reimbursed 50% up to 2 weeks prior to the day of first class.  After that, full payment is forfeited or credited for a future training for up to one-year.

☐  Grievances:  All grievances must be in writing to Rich.Lally@minuchincenter.org (for Cara Brendler’s course) and DrWilliamRyan@gmail.com (for Richard Lally’s course).  Grievances will be replied to within 10 business days.

☐  ADA assistance: This online workshop complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact Rich.Lally@minuchincenter.org if special accommodation is required.

 

Conflict of Interest: 

There is no known commercial support for this program

There are no known conflicts of interests for this workshop

 

Continuing Education Credits

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Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop.  Participants print their own certificate after registering at CE-Classes.com, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.

☐  See list of approvals below.  If not listed here, Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

CE-Classes.com is approved by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) CE-Classes.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Florida Certification Board
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2025
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-174-0225 Expires 02-2025
  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education
  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education
  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: (TBD)
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Approval from a state licensing board for counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists is accepted by the OH CSWMFTB.
  • New York Social Work Board – CE-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education
    Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.
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  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2024 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
  • The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2024.
  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit
  • This training does not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers.

Instructor Bios:

Cara Brendler, LCSW, has extensive experience working with families exhibiting abuse and neglect, suicidal thinking and behavior, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, psychosomatic disorders (including anorexia, bulimia, and overeating), school avoidance and behavioral problems, attention difficulties and impulsivity, infidelity, and divorce and remarriage.

Cara has presented on working with fathers and daughters in the family context with her own father, also a family therapist, at multiple venues, including the Psychotherapy Networker National Symposium, The Minuchin Center for the Family, and Bryn Mawr College. She has co-led family and couples therapy training groups for therapists and run therapy groups for teenagers and young women. Cara has also presented to parents of high school seniors on the transition to college/post-high school life. 

Richard Lally, MSW, LCSW is a graduate of New York University School of Social Work and is a licensed therapist with more than 25 years of experience specializing in child, adolescent, couple and family therapy. 

As a lecturer at Rutgers University School of Social Work, Rich has taught graduate-level classes including Working with Children and Adolescents, Welfare Policy, and Families and Family Therapy.  He has instructed psychiatric residents on the fundamentals of family therapy at Bergen Regional Medical Center and NYU Child Study Center.  He teaches continuing education classes for mental health professionals.  He also provides lectures and training to agencies and community services including schools, universities, places of worship, and self-help groups. 

On-site Training and Consultation For Agencies

The Minuchin Center for the Family offers training and consultation on the application of Structural Family Therapy principles and interventions at mental health settings, substance abuse programs, hospitals, child welfare agencies, and public schools. Training ranges from one day workshops to long term programs. Consultation includes the development and implementation of family centered procedures and protocols in the work with children and families.

Training and consultation programs are tailored to the specific needs of practitioners and agencies. Outcome criteria focus on the practitioners’ mastery of the principles of working systemically, and their ability to translate theoretical concepts into clinical interventions with families.

Find out how our training and consultation can benefit your organization, contact us.