Collaborating with Families to Solve Children’s Problems

Families experiencing children’s problems frequently need help mobilizing resources and getting beyond frustration and road blocks.  Enhancing problem solving skills is often more successful than educating parents about behavioral principles or critiquing their parenting styles. We believe in using active strategies to work with families. This is a course on using family therapy techniques to resolve children’s problems within a positive, constructive, and collaborative atmosphere.  Approaches offered are appropriate to preadolescent children and families in a range of treatment contexts—outpatient, home-based, residential, school, etc. 

Techniques to be included are:

· utilizing peers
· externalizing strategies
· initiatives for positive behaviors
· focused games
· structured role-playing
· campaigns
· inducing playfulness
· specific “homework” tasks
· creating hope and challenging limiting stories

Date: to be determined

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $125

Location: Arlington, MA

CEUs: 6