Recognizing Maladaptive Structural Patterns
In Families

CE Hours: 4.0
Instructor: C. Wayne Jones, PhD
A Live, Interactive Webconference
Thursday, 10/26/22, Venango County Human Services via Live Interactive Zoom

In systemic therapies, a major focus of assessment when treating children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral problems is the relational context of the family. The link between family functioning and the course of child problems is well-established in the empirical literature. This workshop focuses on the use of informal direct clinical observation of family interactions to identify structural patterns related to enmeshment, under organization, and coercive/authoritarian parenting.  Implications for family treatment direction is provided for each of the three maladaptive structural patterns described in the training. 


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

  1. Explain the nature of family structure
  2. Identify three maladaptive family structures linked to SED in children and adolescence.
  3. Describe interactional patterns that distinguish each maladaptive family structure
  4. Describe how family structure can be used to organize treatment

8:30am-12:30pm: Objectives 1-3

This is an intermediate level course. The target audience is behavioral health professionals. 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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