Eco-Systemic Case Conceptualization

CE Hours: 2.0

Cost: $24

Instructor:

C. Wayne Jones, PhD

An effective case conceptualization tells a meaningful story that pulls everyone together, energized to work toward a common, mutually agreed-upon goal.  In ESFT, the Negative Interactional Cycle (NIC) is the core component of case conceptualization.  The first part of this course describes the nature of a negative interactional cycle, how it is informed by systems theory, and how it creates a relational frame of the problem. Two methods are presented for identifying the NIC in collaboration with families.  The second part of this course introduces the ESFT Case Conceptualization Worksheet, a critical thinking tool that focuses therapists on meaningful patterns at the individual child, caregiver, and family level of the system.  Questions are explained and a case example is used to demonstrate how to complete the worksheet, and then translate the information to outlining the NIC.

Course Objectives
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the process of case conceptualization in ESFT
2. Describe the nature of a Negative Interactional Pattern (NIC) and how it is used to develop a meaningful relational treatment plan.
3. Describe how to use enactments, highlighting pattern, and pushing the conversation to reframe individual problems as relational.
4. Distinguish between systemic and non-systemic hypotheses
5. Describe and demonstrate a best practice rubric for evaluating case conceptualizations

This online distance learning course includes webinars, readings, links to other online resources on trauma, and post-tests to ensure comprehension of the material.

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This online distance learning course includes webinars, readings, links to other online resources on trauma, and post-tests to ensure comprehension of the material.

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

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