Foundations 8: Enactments

CE Hours: 6.0
Cost: $120
Instructors: Marlene N. Reiff, LCSW, LMFT, Dan Gilmore, MA, LPC

Thursday, 5/26/22, Philhaven via Zoom
Thursday, 5/26/22, Norristown via Zoom

This workshop is designed to support participants in utilizing enactments, a core intervention in ESFT. The term enactment will be defined and its role in modifying family patterns will be explored. The workshop will focus on the role of the clinician in facilitating the enactment. Participants will also discuss key reflection questions. The four phases of the enactment will be outlined-focusing on the key tasks of each phase. First and Second Order change will also be discussed in relation to the enactment.  


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

  1. Define Enactment
  2. List two beginning strategies for facilitating enactments
  3. Describe the connection between Enactment and modifying family patterns
  4. Contrast First Order and Second order Change
  5. List four phases of the enactment

8:30am-12:30pm: Objectives 1-3
12:30-1:30pm: Break
1:30-3:30pm: Objectives 4-5

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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