Upcoming Filial Family Therapy Workshop

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Filial Family Therapy Workshop

October 28-29, 2011

Workshop Leader: William Nordling, Ph.D., Member of NIRE's Training Faculty

Location: Bethesda, MD.

Workshop Description:  The purpose of this two-day training program is to provide participants who have had previous training in Child-Centered Play Therapy with a comprehensive introduction to the Filial Family Therapy Model and to teach participants the principles and techniques for conducting all aspects of Filial Family Therapy (FFT), from intake through termination. FFT is designed for instances where children between the ages of 2 and 12 present with problems where inclusion of their parent(s) would be advantageous. Essentially, parents are systematically trained to conduct therapeutically oriented play sessions with their children and receive ongoing supervision and support from the FFT-trained professional to help reach four goals: (1) reduction of child symptoms; (2) enhancement of the parent-child relationship; (3) improvement of the child's competence and self-esteem; and (4) improvement in parenting skills. Research has proven FFT to be a highly effective approach that has demonstrated the attainment of goals across a wide variety of problems.

Intensive Supervised Skills Practice:  The workshop emphasizes the building of participants' therapeutic skills through the use of lecture, video examples, and supervised skills training. Participants will practice via role-plays the methods of training, supervising, and supporting parents as they learn to conduct therapeutic play sessions with their children. Attention will also be given to the specifics of organizing and initiating FFT in participants' own settings. The ratio of participants to workshop leader(s) is kept small so as to ensure ample opportunity for skills training and individual supervision.

Workshop Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the rationale for and the process of FFT
  • Become aware of the history, development and research support for FFT
  • Learn how to determine if the method is appropriate for families and how to conduct an FFT intake
  • Learn how to train and supervise parents to conduct therapeutic play with their children
  • Practice the application of the method through supervised role-plays
  • Learn how to evaluate and attainment of therapeutic goals and termination

Continuing Education: Upon completion, participants receive 13 CE credits for completing this workshop.

IDEALS/NIRE is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education programs specific to play therapy.  APT Preferred Provider 95-009.
IDEALS/NIRE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  IDEALS maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
DEALS/NIRE is approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. NBCC provider #5560.
IDEALS/NIRE is approved by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education programs for social workers.
IDEALS/NIRE maintains responsibility for the program and adhering to the appropriate guidelines required by the respective organizations.

Fee: $265 (includes packet of materials)

For further information, or to register, please call NIRE at 301-986-1479.

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