Family Therapy: When the Identified Client is the Family

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    60 USD




Family Therapy: When the Identified Client is the Family

Families can be a place of love and support and a place of harm and pain. This workshop will explore the counselor’s multifaceted role when working with various family systems. Some family issues include communication, relationships and navigating change. Participants will examine how mental health clinicians can educate family members to recognize and demonstrate acts of love for one another; how it is possible to heal from the harm that has been inflicted; and how parents/guardians can learn to “parent” more effectively. Participants will discuss techniques designed to enhance parent/guardian psychoeducation.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

• Summarize the intervention strategies of notable family systems theorists such as Minuchin, Satir, and Haley.

• Utilize genograms as an assessment tool.

• Describe the fundamental concepts of parent psychoeducation.

Presenter: Constance Palmer, LCSW

Ms. Palmer, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who is an experienced teacher, presenter, therapist, and school counselor with more than thirty years of experience working with children, youth, and families. She is the owner of Therapeutic Learning Connections which offers social, emotional learning workshops to community organizations, schools, and workplaces. She is also a Grief Educator for Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss which offers grief support groups and grief education.  

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CE's New York Social Workers:

Behavioral Health Matters, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers; provider approval #SW-0443. Social workers attending this Live-Online course titled: “Privilege: The Challenge for White Clinicians" will receive three (3) continuing education contact hours.


Participants must be present for the duration of event, answer all roll calls and complete a Course Evaluation to be eligible for a Certificate of Completion that will be sent via email within 2 weeks.  


If you require special accommodations, please submit a written request along with the completed registration and payment AT LEAST 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Requests not submitted in a timely manner may not be able to be processed or fulfilled in time for the event. This request must be submitted via email: If a representative from BHM does not contact you within 1 week of submitting the written request, please send another email or call 908.300.8532 to inquire.


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Continuing Education course schedule: