Thursday, 2/25/22, Wellspan-Philhaven via Zoom
Thursday, 3/3/22, Norristown via Zoom
Therapists working in intensive, in-home family-based programs see many families who are stuck in negative, self-defeating interactional patterns that create a toxic relational environment for their children and themselves. These negative patterns result in caregivers struggling to find empathy and compassion for their children or struggling to maintain a leadership role in the family. Caregivers may also struggle with co-parenting with their partners. Therapists relying strictly on methods directed at changing cognitions or behavior often fail with multi-stressed families. This workshop describes how to use enactments, a method that involves therapists facilitating family members to have direct conversations with one another and to experience their relationship in a new way. Focus is devoted to recognizing when to use an enactment in family sessions and how to set it up to be effective.
As a result of participating in this workshop, therapists will be able to:
- Describe the role of supportive counseling, psychoeducation, coaching, and enactment in family therapy
- Describe the nature of an enactment and the reasons this approach is effective in shifting negative family patterns
- Recognize when to use an enactment in sessions and how to set it up to be effective
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