An Introduction to Family Structure and Family Mapping

CE Hours: 6.0

Monday, October 1, 2018, 8:30am-4:00pm
C. Wayne Jones, PhD & Christine Kodman-Jones, PhD

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 8:30am-4:00pm
Tara Byers, MS, NCC, LPC & Joshua Irvine, MA, LPC

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 8:30am-4:00pm
Tara Byers, MS, NCC, LPC & Joshua Irvine, MA, LPC

Alliance Behavioral Health, 4600 Emperor Blvd, Durham NC 27703

Family structure refers to the way family members organize their relationships with respect to boundaries, close-distance, and power. Fundamental to ESFT is the idea that understanding children’s presenting problems and the resolution of these problems hinges on the therapists’ ability to accurately identify the family’s structure. This workshop reviews the basics of structural mapping, provides opportunities for recognizing different family patterns, and demonstrates how family maps can be used to guide intervention.

As a result of participating in these training activities, participants will:

  1. Identify ESFT’s six core mechanisms of change in family therapy sessions
  2. See and explain a child’s challenging behavior in its developmental, psychological and relational context
  3. Develop strategies for creating an alliance with and engaging caregivers
  4. Identify how to use assessment procedures, such as genograms, ecomaps and timelines as therapeutic interventions
  5. Describe how to facilitate more functional interactions between children and their caregivers in family sessions

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