Supervising and Supporting the Implementation of ESFT: Part I

CE Hours: 6
Instructor: C. Wayne Jones, PhD

Thursday, September 7th, 8:30am-4:00pm
Carolina Outreach, Durham, North Carolina

This workshop is designed for staff who serve in a clinical supervisory position in North Carolina’s Intensive In-Home Services programs that are implementing ESFT as an Evidenced Based Practice (EBP).  These staff are known as Trainer-Mentors because of their critical role in working with the Center for Family Based Training in supporting in-home teams implementing the model with families, assisting in the training of new staff, and monitoring and reporting model fidelity for their programs. Since most programs are entering their second year of implementation, this workshop reviews lessons learned from the first year and provides strategies for utilizing supervision sessions more effectively to strengthen full implementation of the model.

As a result of participating in this training activity, participants will:

  1. Clarify the Trainer-Mentor’s role and responsibilities in supporting team implementation of ESFT with fidelity.
  2. Identify skill areas where teams need more support, supervision and training, based on 1st year fidelity reports and case consults.
  3. Describe supervision strategies for evoking stories about what therapists are actually doing in family sessions when videotapes are not available.
  4. Describe how to use the SupF  in supervision to assess the extent to which teams are actually employing ESFT’s six core mechanisms of change in sessions.
  5. Demonstrate a family therapy session that meets fidelity standards
  6. Identify and address questions/challenges Trainer-Mentors have about the ESFT model and its implementation

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