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Foundations 8: Enactments

Thursday, 5/26/22, Philhaven via Zoom
Thursday, 5/26/22, Norristown via Zoom
8:30am-3:30pm

This workshop is designed to support participants in utilizing enactments, a core intervention in ESFT. The term enactment will be defined and its role in modifying family patterns will be explored. The workshop will focus on the role of the clinician in facilitating the enactment. Participants will also discuss key reflection questions. The four phases of the enactment will be outlined-focusing on the key tasks of each phase. First and Second Order change will also be discussed in relation to the enactment.  

Objectives 

As a result of participating in this workshop, therapists will able to:

  1. Define Enactment
  2. List two beginning strategies for facilitating enactments
  3. Describe the connection between Enactment and modifying family patterns
  4. Contrast First Order and Second order Change
  5. List four phases of the enactment

Agenda
8:30am-12:30pm: Objectives 1-3
12:30-1:30pm: Break
1:30-3:30pm: Objectives 4-5

This is a beginner level course. The target audience is behavioral health professionals working within an Ecosystemic Family Therapy Model. This is a live synchronous distance learning activity conducted in real time, allowing for simultaneous participation of participants and instructors from different locations.


Frequently Asked Questions
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Foundations 7: Conducting Interviews that Reveal the Negative Interaction Pattern

Thursday, 5/5/22, Philhaven via Zoom
Thursday, 5/12/22, Norristown via Zoom
8:30am-3:30pm

This workshop is designed to support clinicians on eliciting the Negative Interactional Pattern (NIP) in session. Participants will compare and contrast various ways to describe patterns in the family including structural hypotheses, systemic hypotheses, and the NIP.  The workshop will outline key strategies for engaging families in the development of the NIP and offers multiple opportunities to practice through role play.  The direct connection between the NIP and the development of the Relational Treatment Plan will also be reviewed.

Objectives 

As a result of participating in this workshop, therapists will be able to:

  1. Describe the difference between a structural pattern (label) and the systemic hypothesis.
  2. Practice, through role play, punctuating interaction that is part of the systemic hypothesis.
  3. Practice, through role play, introducing the Negative Interactional Pattern session to the family members.
  4. List the components of the Negative Interactional Pattern.
  5. Describe the ways in which the Negative Interactional Pattern session sets the stage for the Relational Treatment Plan

Agenda
8:30am-12:30pm: Objectives 1-3
12:30-1:30pm: Break
1:30-3:30pm: Objectives 4-5

This is a beginner level course. The target audience is behavioral health professionals working within an Ecosystemic Family Therapy Model. This is a live synchronous distance learning activity conducted in real time, allowing for simultaneous participation of participants and instructors from different locations.


Frequently Asked Questions
Visit our FBMHS Policies & FAQs for additional information regarding the CFBT online learning center, accommodations for disabilities, reporting problems with the course, instructions for viewing webinars, etc.

Foundations 5: Working with Reactivity and Strong Affect in Therapy Sessions

Thursday, 2/3/22, Norristown via Zoom
Friday 2/4/22, Philhaven via Zoom
8:30am-3:30pm

This workshop is designed to assist participants with decreasing emotional intensity to a productive level in sessions. During the workshop, participants will explore common themes, situations, and experiences that may contribute to reactivity in family sessions, as well as strategies to decrease intensity.  The workshop will emphasize the clinician’s self-regulation as one of the key tools to successfully decreasing intensity. Vicarious trauma and vicarious resiliency will be introduced, and participants will have time to discuss their experiences with high intensity families, strategies for remaining calm during intense moments, and clues that the clinician may need more support. Karpman’s drama triangle will be introduced and participants will have opportunities to role-play high intensity sessions.

Objectives 

As a result of participating in this workshop, therapists will be able to:

  1. List three reasons why family members may react in therapy sessions
  2. Identify two techniques to create emotional safety in therapy sessions
  3. Select two strategies to use for self-regulation during emotionally intense or highly reactive sessions.
  4. Summarize Karpman’s drama triangle 
  5. Define Vicarious Trauma and Vicarious Resilience

Agenda
8:30am-12:30pm: Objectives 1-3
12:30-1:30pm: Break
1:30-3:30pm: Objectives 4-5

This is a beginner level course. The target audience is behavioral health professionals working within an Ecosystemic Family Therapy Model. This is a live synchronous distance learning activity conducted in real time, allowing for simultaneous participation of participants and instructors from different locations.


Frequently Asked Questions
Visit our FBMHS Policies & FAQs for additional information regarding the CFBT online learning center, accommodations for disabilities, reporting problems with the course, instructions for viewing webinars, etc.

Foundations 6: Boundaries and Triangles

Thursday, 3/17/22, Norristown via Zoom
Friday, 3/18/22, Philhaven via Zoom

8:30am-3:30pm

This workshop is designed to help participants identify, assess, and navigate common structural patterns in family therapy.  Participants will explore the role of boundaries within ESFT, both as an area to be assessed and as a therapeutic tool.  The workshop will focus on the role of boundaries in three common structural patterns: Triangulation, Enmeshment, and Disengagement.  Case vignettes, case presentations, videotape analysis, and structural maps will be utilized to practice identifying and assessing boundaries and boundary violations.  During the workshop, strategies for setting boundaries and the use of boundaries as a therapeutic tool will be discussed.  Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their personal experiences with boundaries and boundary setting to include: comfort level with setting boundaries, family of origin messages, and work/life balance.

Objectives:

As a result of participating in this workshop, therapists will be able to:  

  1. Define boundaries as related to ESFT treatment 
  2. Observe and identify boundaries and boundary violations during video analysis
  3. Describe two components of triangulation
  4. Contrast enmeshment and disengagement as they relate to boundaries.
  5. List two strategies for working with enmeshment

Agenda
8:30am-12:30pm: Objectives 1-3
12:30-1:30pm: Break
1:30-3:30pm: Objectives 4-5

This is a beginner level course. The target audience is behavioral health professionals working within an Ecosystemic Family Therapy Model. This is a live synchronous distance learning activity conducted in real time, allowing for simultaneous participation of participants and instructors from different locations.


Frequently Asked Questions
Visit our FBMHS Policies & FAQs for additional information regarding the CFBT online learning center, accommodations for disabilities, reporting problems with the course, instructions for viewing webinars, etc.

Foundations 4: Establishing Leadership and Structure in Family Treatment Sessions

Thursday, 1/20/22, Norristown via Zoom
Friday, 1/21/22, Philhaven via Zoom
8:30am-3:30pm

This workshop is designed to explore the importance of leadership and structure in family therapy, and the clinician’s role in this process.  Participants in this workshop will learn about the benefits of structure and leadership in producing a safe environment for therapy and growth.  Strategies for increasing predictability and structure will be discussed including orienting clients to treatment, facilitation, and debriefing/closure of sessions.  During the workshop, participants will have opportunities to reflect on their perceptions of leadership, personal leadership style, and personal challenges in the leadership role.  Attention will be given to the use of co-therapy and its unique benefits and challenges related to leadership.

Objectives: 

As a result of participating in this workshop, therapists will be able to: 

  1. Describe two ways that structure promotes a positive therapeutic environment
  2. Develop protocols for opening and closing therapy sessions
  3. Define three types of leadership and identify personal leadership style 
  4. List two strategies to promote effective co-therapy 
  5. Recognize content and process as it relates to facilitating treatment sessions.

Agenda
8:30am-12:30pm: Objectives 1-3
12:30-1:30pm: Break
1:30-3:30pm: Objectives 4-5

This is a beginner level course. The target audience is behavioral health professionals working within an Ecosystemic Family Therapy Model. This is a live synchronous distance learning activity conducted in real time, allowing for simultaneous participation of participants and instructors from different locations.


Frequently Asked Questions
Visit our FBMHS Policies & FAQs for additional information regarding the CFBT online learning center, accommodations for disabilities, reporting problems with the course, instructions for viewing webinars, etc.