Advanced Training in Family Based Treatment 2017-2018

This two-part, 12-hour series is offered between September 2017 and June, 2018 at Philhaven in Mt. Gretna, PA and Pennsylvania Counseling Services in Lebanon, PA.

Each part of this series runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and is available for 6 CE.

This series is designed for the advanced Family Based practitioner who has completed both Foundations and Core training hours, and who have established competency in applying the operationalized Eco-Systemic Family Based treatment-model. Therapists who have completed their hours and whose supervisors deem them “capstone ready” are also eligible to participate in this series. The focus is on strengthening and fine-tuning skill-sets associated with the seven core Family Based clinical competencies across a wide variety of children and families. These skill–sets include: therapeutic leadership, collaboration and accountability, systemic conceptualization, facilitative stance, systemic intervention, identifying relational patterns, and cultivating a therapeutic alliance.  Learning is fostered through viewing, analyzing and discussing within small groups videotaped therapy sessions of the therapist’s own work, that of colleagues, and demonstrations from “the best of Family Based treatment” library.

Each workshop is treated as a separate training for the purposes of attendance and evaluation.  Participants sign in and out of each session, then evaluate the specific session, and receive a CE certificate for that specific session. Participants in this series only receive CE credit for the sessions they attended.

Part 1 Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the core principles of the ESFT model
  2. Describe and identify the skills involved in creating a therapeutic alliance
  3. Describe and identify the skill involved in establishing family buy-in to treatment goals
  4. Describe and identify the skill involved in creating a collaborative relationship
  5. Describe the Brief Self-Monitoring Scale
  6. Objectively and accurately analyze personal work related to the first three core competencies using the Brief Self-Monitoring Scale

Part 2 Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe and identify the skills involved in creating a relational frame
  2. Describe and identify the skills involved in maintaining a calm, emotionally regulated therapeutic environment
  3. Describe and identify skills involved in implementing in-session interventions that foster more functional family relationships
  4. Describe the FBMHS Adherence Scale and how to use it
  5. Objectively and accurately assess personal work related to the last three core competencies using the Brief Self-Monitoring Scale
  6. Objectively assess effectiveness of in-session interventions

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