Key Skills & Practice Issues in Working with Families

Albury 2 Day Training

This 2 day workshop will provide an overview of key skills involved in effective family work and is suitable for practitioners working in a family counselling context.

It is designed to build on existing family work skills and provides a focus on responding to challenging interpersonal dynamics in the context of therapeutic work.

The training provides workers with the opportunity to:

  • Integrate a range of family therapy concepts to conduct an effective family session
  • Practice and integrate essential skills for working with more than one person at a time
  • Elicit each person’s perspective of the problem
  • Track family interactional sequences and patterns (verbally and observationally)
  • Relational interviewing techniques including: curiosity, multi-directed partiality, circular questioning
  • Working with subsystems in the context of family work.

Methodology:
This training is interactive with a focus on practical skill development. Trainers will incorporate a range of methods including teaching relevant theory, demonstrating skills, presenting clinical material and engaging participants in experiential learning.

The Facilitators:
Colleen Cousins and Karen Smith, Academic Program, the Bouverie Centre.

WHEN: Thursday 8th & Friday 9th of December 2016

TIME: 9:00am — 4:30pm

WHERE: Slattery Centre, 449 Olive Street, ALBURY NSW 2640

COST: $450 per person (6 positions available)

CATERING: Light lunch included.

This workshop has a limited number of places (6 in total).

If registration/payment is received after the limit is reached , you will be advised and funds will be returned in full.

For all enquiries please contact
Shan Blythe at Centacare on
02 6051 0222


Day 1:

  • Introductions
  • Outline for the two days
  • Working with young people and their families
  • Systemic case conceptualization & formulation
  • Application of key systemic ideas to clinical practice
  • Guidelines for conducting an effective systemic interview
  • Facilitator demonstrate a family interview
  • Microskills practice

Day 2:

  • Questions as interventions
  • Clinical cases
  • Strategies for creating emotional safety
  • Microskills practice

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