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Key Skills in Family Therapy

November 3, 2016 @ 9:00 am - November 4, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Would you like to work more confidently and effectively with clients? Do you know how to troubleshoot when treatment gets “stuck”?

Book a seat today to develop your family therapy skills to a deeper level.

This two-day workshop is aimed at practitioners who work with children, young people, adults, couples, families, and/or organisations supporting clients with mental health issues. This workshop aims to introduce participants to core Family Therapy concepts and broaden practitioners understanding of how to view “the client’s problem”, as well as provide practical skills and interventions for use with the client groups with which they work. It makes complex theory easy to grasp and the related techniques easy to implement.

The workshop is interactive, dynamic, experiential, and self-reflective in nature. The presenters use a variety of teaching tools and modalities to enhance the learning experience, make complex theory easy to grasp and the related techniques easy to implement. The facilitators offer wise and compassionate guidance on everything from intake and assessment to treatment planning, the nuts and bolts of specific interventions, the nuances of establishing therapeutic relationships, and how to troubleshoot when treatment gets “stuck”. Pre-readings and post-workshop resources are available for ongoing learning and interest.

Day One

The first day provides a solid foundation of key concepts and issues pertinent to Family Therapy, and will provide participants with ideas on how to assess and formulate client problems from a Family Therapy perspective, including the development of systemic hypotheses, and begin integrating systemic ideas into client work. Exploration of how to use these techniques within a medical model is addressed, and participants are taught how to develop and use systemic questions.

Day Two

The second day builds on knowledge from Day One and provides participants with practical therapeutic skills from a variety of Family Therapy frameworks, including Modern and Post-Modern schools. Linking theory to practice strongly features throughout each component of the workshop, as does developing practical skills to take away from the workshop.

This two-day workshop has been delivered to several government and non-government agencies across Queensland and always receives very positive feedback.

Kate and Leonie specialise in child, youth and family interventions with a background in Child and Youth Mental Health Services and Evolve Therapeutic Services. They work in private practice along with providing supervision, consultancy and training.

Dr. Kate Owen: BPsych (Hons), D.Psych (Clinical) Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT).

Dr. Leonie White: BPsych (Hons), Ph.D (Org Psych) Clinical Family Therapist Psychologist Member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT).


November 3, 2016 @ 9:00 am
November 4, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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