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Family Therapy: Skills and Techniques

For New and Intermediate Level Social Workers

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 • BRMC Auditorium • 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

2 CEU Credit Hours

Registration and light dinner at 5:30 p.m. • Seminar begins promptly at 6 p.m.

Register by emailing rklie@bergenregional.com

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Seminar Highlights:
Participants will learn about the theory and practice related to family therapy. Other clinical topics include different types of treatment strategies and skills, therapy goals, and the role of the social worker in the family therapy process. In addition, the seminar will explore when to use family therapy as a treatment of choice. Recent clinical research about the efficacy of this model and its rate of success will be discussed as well.

Objectives: 
Participants will be able to:

• Identify three inter-generational and dysfunctional family problems.

• Name three ways to use genograms to help families understand their family patterns.

• Recall four critical roles family members may have within their family.

• Describe four effective family therapy interventions to improve communication within families.

Speaker: Phil Feldman, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Phil Feldman is the Director at Bridge Back to Life clinic and an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work. Dr. Feldman has experience working as a psychotherapist for 27 years. He has presented over 250 seminars on various mental health topics including Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders and Psychotherapy Models. He completed his BA at Emory University, MSW at Yeshiva University, and PhD at Rutgers University. In addition, Dr Feldman is the author of “The Psychotherapy Manual,” “Co-occurring Disorders Manual”, and “Shame Affect – Theory, Research, and Clinical Treatment.” Attendants must attend the entire seminar and complete the evaluation form to receive Certificate of Attendance. The certificate will be given at the end of the seminar. This seminar is for 2 Clinical CEU hours. For CEU approval information – http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/social/socialaw.htm

If you have questions or concerns about the course content, references or content evaluation, contact pbf6@hotmail.com.

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