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Facilitating Enactments in Family Treatment

Wednesday, 2/9/22, via Zoom
Thursday, 2/10/22, via Zoom
Friday, 2/11/22, via Zoom

8:30am-12:30pm

Children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral issues (and their families) can become entrenched in negative interactional patterns that perpetuate and exacerbate high-risk behavior.  ESFT treatment, using enactments, disrupts and shifts these negative interactional patterns to more functional ones.  This training builds upon the Fall workshop, Shifting Negative Patterns Through Facilitated Enactments, which introduced enactments and how to use them in family assessment.  This workshop describes three types of changeinducing enactments.  Videotaped sessions demonstrate how to use different enactments in family treatment.  An emphasis is placed on having a systemic case conceptualization guiding family sessions A systemic case conceptualization enables family therapists to recognize key negative patterns when they occur and use enactments to create more functional relationships.  Four phases of enactment are explained: setting the stage, giving the directive, keeping the conversation on track, and helping the family process and make meaning of the enactment.

Objectives 

As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe enactments and how systems theory informs this technique
  2. Identify three types of change-inducing enactments
  3. Explain the four phases of an enactment

Agenda
8:30am-12:30pm: Objectives 1-3

This is an intermediate level course. The target audience is behavioral health professionals working within North Carolina’s Intensive In-Home Program. 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.

Shifting Negative Family Patterns Through Facilitated Enactments

Wednesday, 11/3/21, via Zoom
Thursday, 11/4/21, via Zoom
Friday, 11/5/21, via Zoom

8:30am-12:30pm

Therapists working in intensive, in-home, family-based services see many families who are stuck in negative, self-defeating interactional patterns that create a toxic relational environment for their children and themselves. These negative patterns result in caregivers struggling to find empathy and compassion for their children and struggling to maintain a leadership role in the family. Therapists relying strictly on methods directed at changing cognitions or behavior often fail with multi-stressed families.  This workshop describes how to use a method that is the cornerstone of EcoSystemic approaches to family therapy – enactments. This approach involves therapists assuming a facilitative role, seizing on opportunities in sessions to help family members experience themselves in more functional interactions with one another.  

Objectives 

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

  1. Describe the role of supportive counseling, psychoeducation, coaching, and enactment in family therapy
  2. Describe the nature of an enactment and the reasons this approach is effective in shifting negative family patterns
  3. Recognize when to use an enactment in sessions and how to set it up to be effective

Agenda
8:30am-12:30pm: Objectives 1-3

This is an intermediate level course. The target audience is behavioral health professionals working within North Carolina’s Intensive In-Home Program. 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.