Compass Seminars – Picture This (Brisbane)
A full day in person workshop exploring how to harness the therapeutic power of genograms
This workshop will open up the enormous possibilities and potential of the genogram as a process for both assessment, and intervention. Widely used by family therapists and all health care professionals, the genogram is a graphic way of organising the mass of information gathered during a family assessment and finding patterns in the family system for more targeted treatment. Yet many practitioners commonly complete only a very basic genogram and file it away, never to be looked at again by them (or their client). This is a major loss especially with complex cases. Done correctly a genogram interview is a powerful assessment tool giving you more detailed understanding of case presentations and how to plan targeted interventions.
Family diagrams (or genograms) provide a picture of who a person is, where they come from, who matters in their life, and how they belong in the world; as well as providing a framework for understanding present stressors, past struggles and strengths and resources. It goes beyond a traditional family tree allowing practitioners to visualise patterns and psychological factors that affect relationships. This “picture” representation of a client’s family context enables practitioners to organise and hold in mind the complexity of a client’s context (family history, patterns, events) and their strengths in order to collaboratively identify pathways to healing and promote recovery. Genograms provide a rich and powerful tool for engagement, enhancing the therapeutic alliance, assessment, treatment planning, and can be used as a therapeutic intervention in itself.
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: Wednesday, 8th March – 9am to 4.30pm
Venue: The Glen Hotel, 24 Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains, QLD, 4113
Cost: Early bird price until 22nd Feb – $259 per person // Standard price – $319 per person