Marriage and family therapy has become the treatment of choice for a number of behavioral health problems including substance abuse, childhood behavior problems, and marital distress. Research has shown that MFT is an effective intervention, often outperforming individual treatments. In this institute, participants will not only learn about the cutting-edge of marriage and family therapy interventions, but also the foundational models that support many of these newer approaches.
This institute is specifically designed for mental health practitioners who want to obtain an understanding of the major family therapy models and their theoretical underpinnings. This may include professionals from other healthcare disciplines who are seeking formal training in systems theory and family therapy. The institute is also ideal for marriage and family therapists who are looking for a refresher in the major models, and some of the evidence-based models, before sitting for the licensing exam.
Through pre-institute readings, lectures, videos, discussion, and exercises, participants can expect to learn or re-learn foundational material in family therapy. Attendees will also discover how this material contributes to newer, evidence-based models, learn what populations are best served by these models, and gain practice in using the tools of the models.
3/7/2013 8:00 AM - 3/10/2013 1:00 PM