Core Clinical Consultation Series

There are three case-based clinical consultation series, each designed to provide Family Based therapists with focused feedback regarding their efforts to apply the ESFT model across a wide variety of families with different types of presenting problems. In each clinical session, real-world applications of the model are demonstrated through two to three organized case presentations. All presentations follow a standardized format which involves a case write-up and videotape review of sessions. Emphasis is given to recognizing relevant interpersonal patterns believed to be amplifying symptoms and inhibiting the development of recovery.

Each of the three clinical case consultation series are guided by a slightly different focus in case discussions. Jorge Colapinto’s course focuses on systemic case conceptualization and systemic intervention.  Andy Fussner’s course focuses on affect in family therapy, both that of family members and that of the therapist. Dr. Jones’s course is integrative, focusing on how the different components of the ESFT model are used to create change.