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Compass Seminars – Key Skills in Family Therapy (Townsville)

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Compass Seminars – Key Skills in Family Therapy (Townsville)

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 (Townsville)

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 Leonie White a Psychologist and Clinical Family Therapist with 20 years experience including work with children, adults, families, foster families, residential care providers, teachers and other therapists, in Health, Education, and Child Protection Services as well as in the Non-Government sector and Private Practice. Currently Leonie provides psychotherapy and counselling with a special interest in Mental Health, supporting young people and their families/carers with emotional, behavioural, social and family difficulties. Leonie also provides psychotherapy and counselling services for adults, couples and families. Leonie specialises in providing Clinical Supervision to other helping professionals. Leonie is the Co-Director of the Queensland Institute of Family Therapy, works in Private Practice (Supervision, Group Supervision, Training) and is a member of Staff at the Queensland University of Technology. She is the author of the popular Helping Families Thrive card set.

Date: Monday, 25th to Tuesday, 26th March – 9am to 4.30pm

CPD: 15 hours

Venue: Rydges Southbank Townsville, 23 Palmer St, Townsville, QLD, 4810

Cost: Sale price until sold out – $499 per person // Early bird price until 8 March – $650 per person // Standard price – $799 per person

Register: Online

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