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2 Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Key Skills in Family Therapy

In collaboration : Compass Seminars Aus Logo
Dates:18 and 19 Sep 2023 (Mon and Tue)
Time:9.00am - 4.30pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075

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'? 

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

Australia's No.1 Family Therapy workshop has been delivered to sold out audience across Australia with consistently high reviews from private practitioners, along with government and non-government agencies. Linking theory to practice features strongly throughout each component of this workshop, as does developing practical skills to take away from the workshop. This is essential training for any practitioner working with children and families ranging from Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Counsellors, Child Protection and Disability Workers, Guidance Officers, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Residential Care Workers and Foster Support Workers. On completion of this workshop you will have a family-focused lens in therapy and feel more confident in conducting family therapy sessions or incorporating family therapy techniques into your current practice. 

Speaker: Dr Kate Owen & Dr Leonie White (AUS)

Dr Kate Owen & Dr Leonie White from the Queensland Institute of Family Therapy. Leonie and Kate Owen have worked in collaboration since 2012. They share a passion for Family Therapy, and supporting the development of those interested in extending their practice in any work context and across disciplines. Leonie and Kate have worked together in the Master of Mental Health (Family Therapy) degree previously offered at The University of Queensland. They provide exceptional quality, contemporary training and development in systemic family therapy that integrates theory and practice to meet a variety of needs including Professional Development, Advanced and Accredited Training, Consultation, and Group Supervision

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
31 May 2023 850
Normal Till Full 900