The Role of Neuropsychology In Informing Eco-Systemic Case Conceptualization

CE Hours: 4.0
Instructor: C. Wayne Jones, PhD

Friday, March 5th 2021, Philhaven via Zoom Web Conference

Intensive in-home family treatment programs, such as FBMHS, serve children and families who are highly complex at an individual, family, and socio-cultural level. The six-step Negative Interactional Cycle (NIC) provides therapists with a framework for capturing this complexity.   For most FBMHS therapists, the most challenging part of the NIC to identify is the first step, identifying the child’s neuropsychology and associated lagging skills that set them up to be vulnerable to frustration.

This advanced case-based workshop provides an opportunity for therapists well- versed in ESFT to discuss cases where children or their caregivers present with a range of puzzling underlying neuropsychological issues to present and receive feedback on case conceptualization and treatment planning. Towards this end, each FBMHS program sending therapists to this training are asked to prepare a brief oral presentation of a case and bring a videotape of a family session that shows the dilemma.  Each case presentation will be given a maximum of 45 minutes.


As a result of attending in this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain what is meant by the term “neuropsychological“
  2. Provide examples of how a neuropsychological perspective can inform the NIC and conceptualization of the case
  3. Describe how a child’s neuropsychology determines the type and level of support he or she may require to function well in the home, school, and the community
  4. Recognize interactions in videotaped family sessions that provide clues to a child and caregiver’s neuropsychology and implications for intervention

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