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