Foundations 6: Boundaries, Triangulation, and Enmeshment

Thursday, 2/9/23, Altoona via Zoom
Friday, 2/10/23, Philhaven via Zoom
Thursday, 2/16/23, 8:25am-1:10pm

This workshop is designed to help participants identify, assess, and navigate common structural patterns in family therapy. Participants will explore the role of boundaries within ESFT, both as an area to be assessed and as a therapeutic tool. The workshop will focus on the role of boundaries in three common structural patterns: Triangulation, Enmeshment, and Disengagement. Case presentations, videotape analysis, and structural maps will be utilized to practice identifying and assessing boundaries and boundary violations. During the workshop, strategies for setting boundaries and the use of boundaries as a therapeutic tool will be discussed.  

Objectives:

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

  1. Define boundaries as related to ESFT treatment 
  2. Contrast enmeshment and disengagement as they relate to boundaries.
  3. List two strategies for working with enmeshment

Agenda
8:25am-11:00am: Objectives 1-2
11:00-11:10pm: Break
11:10-1:10pm: Objective 3

This is a beginner level course. The target audience is behavioral health professionals working within an Ecosystemic Family Therapy Model. This is a live synchronous distance learning activity conducted in real time, allowing for simultaneous participation of participants and instructors from different locations.

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