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Compass Seminars – Key Skills in Family Therapy (Brisbane)

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Compass Seminars – Key Skills in Family Therapy (Brisbane)

Two-day in person workshop aimed at practitioners supporting those with mental health issues, with a cornerstone of Family Therapy

Compass Seminars presents Key Skills in Family Therapy (Brisbane)

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 and 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 the helping profession. Leonie and Kate have worked together in the Master of Mental Health (Family Therapy) degree previously offered at The University of Queensland.

Date: Thursday, 17th to Friday, 18th October – 9am to 4.30pm

CPD: 15 hours

Venue: The Glen Hotel, 24 Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains, QLD, 4113

Cost: Early bird price until 27 September – $525 per person // Standard price – $650 per person

Register: Online

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