This workshop will lay the argument for including family members in the therapeutic alliance and exploring the family system. Participants will learn to use the LEAP principles of Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner to join with the family system. This presentation will also cover how using family systems can be used to enhance adopted models, such as ABA and TF-CBT.
1. Explore if clinicians view family members as assets or barriers to treatment to lay argument for importance of family work.
2. Increase understanding of family systems theory and ways family systems work can improve clinical sessions.
3. Use LEAP – listen, empathize, agree, and partner – as a starting point on how to join with the family system.
4. Understand how family systems can enhance adopted models, such as ABA, TF-CBT, and other treatment modalities.
Clinicians who work in outpatient providers, drug and alcohol programs, community based services, and residential treatment facilities
Participants must attend all sessions, participate in all activities, complete any post-tests, and submit an evaluation to receive credits and a certificate.