Foundations of Family Therapy

Foundations of Family Therapy 

Youth with significant behavior problems, like school refusal, aggression, gang involvement or other forms of delinquency, pose a significant challenge to their families and their community. Not only is incarceration expensive, but recidivism rates for youth who are placed in locked residential facilities are soaring. Further, efforts to use community-based therapeutic interventions to change the beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors of these youth have mixed results in the long run. There is considerable evidence, however, that family interventions can make a significant impact on these behavior problems by focusing on the family system of the youth as a whole instead of focusing solely on the youth as an individual. In this course, you will learn the basics about systems theory and family therapy, as well as some of the specific assessment and intervention approaches used in brief models of Structural and Strategic Family Therapy. You also will learn about the Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT™) model, which has been shown to be extremely effective in decreasing conduct problems in youth. Through a series of interactive exercises and mini-quizzes, you will have a chance to practice and reinforce concepts you learn throughout this course.

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Hours: 1.50 - 2.00
REL-HHS-0-FFT

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-FFT
Hours: 1.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Describe the major concepts of Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy, and Brief Strategic Family Therapy.
Explain how to use these models for treatment in an office, home, or correctional environment.
State 3 components that are essential to effective assessment of families from the perspectives of structural and strategic family models.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Overview of Family Therapy
A. Meet Iris
B. Origins and Background
C. Theoretical Assumptions
D. Theoretical Assumptions: Adaptive Functioning
E. Goals of Family Therapists
F. Goals for Initial Sessions
G. Key Concepts in Systems Theory
H. Wholeness
I. Non-summativity
J. Homeostasis
K. Triangulation
L. Types of Triangulations
M. Lionel’s Family System
N. Section Summary
Section 3: Theory and Approaches of Structural Family Therapy
A. What is Structural Family Therapy?
B. Structural Family Therapist’s Function
C. Scope of the Therapist
D. Family Structure
E. Family System
F. Forming the Therapeutic System
G. Other Accommodating Techniques
H. Conceptualizing the Family
I. Working in the Family’s Home
J. More Distractions in the Home
K. Directing Diego
L. Section Summary
Section 4: Diagnosis and Assessment
A. Diagnosis
B. Organization
C. Leadership
D. Subsystem Organization
E. Communication Flow
F. Resonance
G. Life Context
H. Life context of families
I. Developmental Stages
J. Analyzing the Family’s Developmental Stages
K. Identified Client
L. Blame it on Darnell
M. Section Summary
Section 5: Assessment and Restructuring Techniques
A. Setting the Tone
B. Family Assessment
C. Conducting the Assessment
D. Conducting the Assessment and the Engagement Process
E. Highlighting Strengths
F. Mapping the Family's Structure
G. Questions for Mapping:
H. An Example of Mapping
I. Restructuring the Family
J. Restructuring Operations
K. Use of Mapping
L. Escalating Stress (Intensity)
M. Blocking Transactional Patterns
N. Developing Implicit Conflict
O. Joining in Alliance or Coalition
P. Assigning Tasks
Q. Utilizing Symptoms
R. Reframing
S. Support, Education, & Guidance
T. Let’s Review: Meet Wesley
U. Section Summary
Section 6: Strategic Approaches to Family Therapy
A. The Strategic Approach
B. Dysfunctional Families
C. Assessment of System Dysfunction
D. Covert Change
E. Process Goals
F. Structuring Sessions
G. Role of the Therapist
H. Paradox
I. Landon’s Goals
J. What Is Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT)?
K. BSFT Theory
L. Planning Sessions
M. BSFT Skills
N. Let’s Practice
O. Section Summary:
Section 7: Conclusion
C. Summary
D. Course Contributor
E. Resources
F. Brief Models
G. Structural Family Therapy
H. Strategic Family Therapy
I. References
J. Congratulations!
K. Exam

Author:
David Nashtuit MFT
Content Instructor:
David Nashtuit MFT
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; entry and intermediate level Social Workers; entry level Professional Counselors; entry level Psychologists; intermediate level Nurses; in the following settings: Adult Corrections, Health and Human Services, Hospital, Residential Care.
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