CE Hours: 2.0 – Cost: $24 –
This course introduces therapists to the operationalized version of ESFT, the clinical model that informs Family-Based Mental Health Services. The concept of an “SED System” is introduced and described in detail, as it relates to case formulation. Particular focus is given to the four components of the SED System: 1) emotion regulation 2) caregiver executive functioning in the family, 3)parent-child attachment, and 4) support for caregiving in the family/community. A case study is used to guide therapists in considering the right types of questions and focus when assessing interactional patterns associated with each of these four components of the SED System. Although not essential, this course has been designed to be viewed after the course, Understanding Children with SED and their Families.
This course is appropriate for beginner through advanced level practitioners.
1. Describe four core vulnerabilities that create and maintain an SED System.
2. Identify clues in family interaction that reveal competencies and vulnerabilities in the parent child attachment.
3. Identify clues in family interaction that reveal competencies and vulnerabilities in the family’s executive functioning.
4. Identify clues in family interaction that reveal assets and vulnerabilities in the social support system of caregivers.
5. Identify clues in family interaction that reveal individual emotional competencies and vulnerabilities.
This online distance learning course includes video web training, required readings, and a post-test to ensure comprehension of the material.
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