Marlene Reiff, LCSW, LMFT, Michael Russell, M.S. & Frani Pollack, Ph.D.
This 6 part, 36-hour team-taught series is offered at Philhaven in Mt Gretna, PA on 10/11, 11/22, 1/24, 3/7, and 3/21, 4/25 and 5/16. It is offered at Indian Creek Foundation in Souderton, PA on 10/10, 11/21, 1/2, 2/20, 3/27, and 4/3. Each session is 5.5 hours.
This series is designed for therapists in their first 16 to 18 months of training in the operationalized version of ESFT as applied to FBMHS. It is practice based, emphasizing the basics of the model, such as reading interactional pattern, systemic conceptualization of cases, creating a therapeutic alliance in families, and using the core assessment tools (Genogram, Eco-Maps, and the Time-line) to develop hypotheses. In each session, participants are engaged in real-world applications of basic skills through two to three organized case presentations. Each case presentation follows a standardized assessment protocol (the ITP) and a standardized treatment planning process (RTP) based on the treatment manual – Setting the Stage for Change: In-Home Family Based Treatment. Teaching methods include mini-didactics, video tape presentations, and role plays.
This series is designed to help the therapist:1) identify family interactional patterns, 2) create therapeutic alliances, 3) hypothesize using Genogram, Eco-Map, and Time-Line information, and 4) develop systemic case conceptualizations.