Foundations 4: Establishing Leadership and Structure in Family Treatment Sessions

Philhaven: Friday, 11/9/18
Colmar: Thursday, 11/29/18
PA Counseling Services: Thursday 1/10/19

This workshop focuses on the importance of structuring family therapy sessions to create an environment that encourages change.   Participants will learn how to focus treatment sessions by orienting clients to treatment, facilitating and debriefing at end of session.     In addition, participants will identify where they personally are most challenged in being able to facilitate sessions and some beginning ideas about how to intervene with difficult people.  The use of co-therapy in facilitating clinical sessions will also be discussed.   Participants will be able to identify their leadership style and understand the expectations of leadership in family based treatment as identified in the Profile of Clinical Competencies.


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

  1. Explain why it is important to have structure in therapy sessions
  2. Identify an opening structure for a therapy session
  3. Identify a protocol for ending a therapy session
  4. Identify ingredients to create calm, emotional safety in sessions
  5.  Define process and content as it relates to therapy
  6.  Identify and define three types of leadership