Cultivating Intentional Co-Therapy Teams

CE Hours: 4.5
Instructors: Joshua Irvine, MA, LPC, Adam Boguski, MDiv

A Live, Interactive Webconference

Cost: This training is free but open only to supervisors and behavioral health professionals working in agencies contracted with CFBT

Friday, March 1, 2024, All Training Groups via Live Interactive Zoom

Cultivating collaborative teams is at the heart of the ESFT approach to intensive in-home treatment serving youth with serious emotional problems and their multi-stressed families. Not only do therapists work as co-therapists, but they also cultivate collaborative partnerships with caregivers, the child, and other professionals in the child’s eco-system. This workshop focuses primarily on the co-therapy team. At times, teaming can be one of the most personally challenging components of family-based treatment. And the value-added benefits of using the team to enhance treatment are often overlooked. This workshop explains the benefits of working in co-therapy teams in home-based treatment and identifies the features of successful, well-functioning teams.  Particular attention is given to the skills, attitudes, and stages associated with the development of a team. Strategies are described and demonstrated via videotape for utilizing co-therapy teams to maximize the potency of family treatment.


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

  1. Explain the benefits of working as a collaborative team
  2. Identify the elements of a well-functioning team
  3. Demonstrate strategies for maximizing the use of co-therapy teams to help families meet their treatment goals
  4. Describe effective communication and conflict management strategies so you can be a more effective team partner

This is an intermediate level course. The target audience is behavioral health professionals working within Pennsylvania’s Family Based program. This is a live synchronous distance learning activity conducted in real time, allowing for simultaneous participation of participants and instructors from different locations.


8:25am-10:30am: Focus on Objectives 1-2
10:30am-10:40am: Break
10:40am-1:05pm: Focus on Objectives 3-4

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