• Commercial Club, 618 Dean Street, Albury, NSW, 2640
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Customer Rating4.92 out of 5 ⭐
CPD Hrs15
TrainerDr Kate Owen (AUS)
IncludesCatering, handbook and certificate

Systemic Approaches to Working with Individuals, Couples and Families

Do you want to work more confidently and effectively with families? 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 'flagship' workshop introduces participants to core Family Therapy concepts and broadens practitioners understanding of how to view 'the client’s problem', as well as providing practical skills and interventions for use with the client groups. Built on theoretical constructs from systemic, structural, solution focused and narrative family therapy models to teach core thinking and interviewing skills in family therapy, 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, as the presenters use a variety of teaching tools and modalities to enhance the learning experience. Offering 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. You will learn:

  • Theoretical underpinnings of the major family therapy models
  • How to understand and effectively use key tools such as hypothesizing, reframing, circular questioning, and genograms
  • How to engage all family members in therapy
  • How to understand the presenting problem in a family context vs the identified patient
  • Understanding the family life cycle, influences of family origin and multigenerational patterns
  • Guidelines for conducting assessment, initial interviews, therapy plans and termination of treatment
  • Unpacking relationship issues and understanding the influence of triangulation and alliances
  • Demonstrations by experienced family therapists

Linking theory to practice features strongly throughout each component of the workshop, as does developing practical skills to take away from the workshop. The workshop has been delivered to government and non-government agencies across Australia with consistently high reviews. This is essential training for any practitioner working with children and families. There is a maximum of 30 participants to enhance your learning.

Presented by: Dr Kate Owen from the Queensland Institute of Family Therapy is a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Family Therapist with 20 years experience working in mental health.  Kate provides comprehensive services to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Kate has a background in Child and Youth Mental Health Services, staff member of The University of Queensland Masters of Mental Health (Family Therapy) degree and has been in private practice since 2010. In addition to her clinical services, Kate provides supervision to individuals and organisations, and facilitates training across Australia. She is the author of the popular Keep Calm Cards.

Audience: for Mental Health and Education Professionals at All Levels & Any Professional that Applies Behavioural & Developmental Science to their Practice.

Mental Health Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Child Protection and Disability Workers, Guidance Officers, Speech and Language Therapists, Residential Care Workers and Foster Support Workers, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants, General Practitioners, and all other mental health professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.  

Education Professionals: Professionals who work with children or youth including, but not limited to K–12 School Counsellors, School Paraprofessionals and all other professionals who support behavioural challenges and complex learning needs.


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