Thursday, February 9, 2023, North Carolina Training Groups via Live Interactive Zoom Webconference
Friday, February 10, 2023, North Carolina Training Groups via Live Interactive Zoom Webconference
Life in the home for children living in under-organized families is marked by inconsistency and chaos. Caregivers are often distracted, disengaged, and absent from the home. Relationships between caregivers and between caregivers and their children can be fragile. Children are at high risk for emotional neglect, and sometimes abuse, in the home. The nature of emotional neglect and emotional detachment are described in detail, as well as it’s emotional and behavioral impacts on youth. This workshop begins with a description of the characteristics of under-organized families. In addition to conjoint family sessions, EcoSystemic Structural Family Therapists (ESFT) work separately but simultaneously with youth and their caregivers in the service of fostering more functional family relationships. In this workshop, the focus is on strengthening therapists’ effectiveness when working with the individual youth. Videotape clips from films and sessions are used to highlight both the internal experience of emotionally neglected youth and how to best support them in engaging in an emotionally focused therapeutic process.
This is a live synchronous distance learning activity conducted in real time, allowing for simultaneous participation of participants and instructors from different locations.
As a result of attending this continuing education activity, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the characteristics of under-organization in families
- Describe the link between family under-organization, emotional neglect, and children’s presenting problems.
- Identify the most common survival skills youth develop as a result of living in under-organized families.
- Describe strategies for emotionally engaging distrustful, detached youth in treatment.
This is an intermediate level course. The target audience is behavioral health therapists 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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