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"Therapy of the Absurd": An Introduction to Play Therapy

Speaker: Michael Whitehead
CE Credits: 1.0

This course is provided by the Systemic Therapy Across the Lifespan Network; find out more and how to join at www.aamft.org/tin.


Play Therapy is an evidence-based intervention method that utilizes the natural language of children to accomplish therapeutic goals. The roots of Family Therapy included children in most, if not all, sessions to achieve the results of systemic therapy. A pioneer in family therapy, Dr. Nathan Ackerman, stated that, "without engaging the children in a meaningful interchange across the generations, there can be no family therapy." Family therapists often get little-to-no training in how to involve children in family therapy. This webinar will introduce Systemic Play Therapy as one intervention to use to start including children in family therapy sessions.
$15.00
$25.00
Available for Immediate Access

A Daughter Who Needs a Mother

This session, recorded in 1991 by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and digitally remastered in 2009, features Harry Aponte conducting a live, unedited therapy session with a family. The featured family is an African American mother and her children struggling with poverty and a legacy of deprivation. The session is a demonstration of the Eco-System Model, incorporating class, racial and ethnic experiences of both the family and therapist. Mother lacks confidence and skill to parent her children, forcing her 14-year-old daughter to do so. After running away from home to pursue the attention of older men, her actions culminate in a suicide gesture. An experience is created for the mother to reach out to her daughter. Approx. Time: 87 minutes
$74.25
$129.00

AAMFT Presents: Lost in the Shadows

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Speaker: Robert M. Cunningham jr.

Within the multitude of messages, suggestions, influences, and pressures that we face daily, it becomes increasingly difficult to identify as an “absolute” self. Fragmented ideas of identity that infiltrate our minds through what we personally observe, touch, taste, feel, and smell bound together within the context of the relationship of what our family members/friends/acquaintances personally observe, touch, taste, feel, and smell often times leaves us, philosophically, “Lost in the Shadows”. Whenever a group of people gather together under the radiance of the sun they cast a shadow, but the ability to distinguish one individual from the other is diminished greatly until they begin to divide.

How does this division occur? Should it occur? What’s the danger of dividing too early? What’s the danger of dividing too late? What happens if this division never occurs?

Learning Objectives:

Engage in an experiential activity to understand what it means to be Lost in the Shadows.

Discuss the reasons why we enter into and/or withdraw from particular "shadow groups" that impact our personal identity, reputation, and behavior.

Encourage participants to begin to search for the hidden treasures of history.

Continuing Education: 1 CE hour will be earned upon completion of the event.

 

Thursday, February 16, 2023
$20.00
$30.00


Addressing Suicide among LGBTQ+ Youth

CE credits: 1 Speaker: Judy Russon

Suicide is a growing public health issue among adolescents and young adults. Due to discrimination, stigma, and experiences of rejection, LGBTQ+ youth are disproportionately affected by suicide. While the majority of LGBTQ+ youth are healthy, resilient and have strong support systems, many experience significant distress without support. The purpose of this webinar is to provide family therapists with an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to approach this clinical population with a balance of sensitivity, humility, and self-assuredness. First, two theories will be presented to explain the disproportionate rates of suicide among LGBTQ+ youth. Next, a brief review of prominent risk and protective factors will be described. Finally, treatment approaches, designed or adapted for LGBTQ+ youth, will be discussed and illustrated with case examples. Special attention will be paid to systemic models targeting suicidality.
$15.00
$25.00
Available for Immediate Access

Adolescent and Family Therapy: Evidence Based Treatment

CE Credits: 4.50 Speaker(s): Howard A. Liddle, EdD Therapists often view evidence-based therapies with skepticism or trepidation. Some consider these approaches as irrelevant to real world clinical work. Addressing these issues head-on and in a practical way, this presentation describes a modular approach to understanding and using an evidence-based treatment. Using a new training video, the presentation illustrates the four core modules of multidimensional family therapy (MDFT), an evidence-based approach for adolescents. We cover the needed knowledge base, change theory, clinical methods, and desirable during-treatment processes within the adolescent, parent, family, and extrafamilial modules of MDFT.
$75.00
$90.00
Available for Immediate Access

Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships

CE Credits: 4.00 Book sold seperately. This course is a resource for marriage and family therapists, who in their clinical work are likely to see clients who are experiencing, or are at-risk of experiencing, alcohol-related problems. Participants will read the book "Alcohol Problems in Intimate relationships: Identification and Intervention - A Guide for Marriage and Family Therapists" by Linda J. Roberts, Ph.D. and Barbara S. McCrady, Ph.D. After reading the text, participants will return to this site to take the online test.
$65.00
$80.00
Available for Immediate Access

Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships

This primer on assessing and treating alcohol problems in couple and family therapy settings is the result of a collaboration between the AAMFT and the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The book contains information on the significance and prevalence of alcohol problems, state of the art screening and assessment materials, brief intervention strategies to engage clients who are misusing alcohol, and empirically validated treatment guidelines.
$9.95
$12.95

Alzheimer's and the Family

CE: 1.00
Speaker: Harvey Joanning, PhD

This presentation will walk participants through the stages of Alzheimer’s disease, describing changes in the person experiencing the disease; changes and needs of family members living with the person; and interventions and resources needed by the family during each stage. A brief overview of the disease process and interventions that may slow the progress of the disease will also be given. Suggestions for life style changes to prevent Alzheimer’s disease will be summarized.
$15.00
$25.00
Available for Immediate Access

Applying Harm Reduction to Couple and Family Therapy

CE Credits: 1.50 Speaker(s): Demetrius Marcoulides Harm reduction is a client-guided, practical, and flexible framework that therapists can apply to families dealing with drug use. This non-judgmental approach is an alternative to traditional AA/NA models and helps family members collaborate on goal setting while creating buy-in and engagement in therapeutic processes. This workshop will define harm reduction, apply it to MFT, and introduce techniques for practice.
$25.00
$35.00
Available for Immediate Access

At home Series: Historical Trauma Theory

CE: 1.00
Speakers: Do Hee Kim and Jonathan Appel

Interpersonal and intergenerational neurobiology can illuminate the development of emotional health within a social and cultural context. In recent years, Historical Trauma Theory has proposed that populations historically subjected to long-term, mass trauma—(such as slavery, war, genocide, and other forms of social oppression) exhibit a higher prevalence of health issues even across several generations removed from the original trauma(s). Understanding how historical trauma might influence the current mental health status of racial/ethnic populations may provide new directions and insights for understanding, treating and preventing mental health issues. This presentation will examine the model of Historical Trauma Theory and the research support to date. This framework will be applied to Family Therapy practice as well as research implications.

**No handouts provided**
$15.00
$25.00
Available for Immediate Access