When: Friday, April 24, 2020 9am-4:30pm
Where: Brightside for Families & Children, 1233 Main Street Holyoke, MA
Instructor: Janine Roberts, EdD
CE’s: 6 CE’s pending for LMFT’s, LICSW’s, LMHC’s, and Lic. Psychologists
Rates: Early Bird – $105 Regular Rate, $95 NEAFAST Member Discount*, $75 Agency Clinician/Student Discount**
Full Rate (after 4/10) – $125 Regular Rate, $115 NEAFAST Member Discount*, $95 Agency Clinician/Student Discount**
CE Fee: $20; waived for NEAFAST Members*

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**Who qualifies for the Students/Agency Clinician Rate?
We offer this discounted rate to enable students and clinicians working in community mental health settings on a full-time basis to be able to participate. Group practices are not eligible. Students/Agency Clinicians who are NEAFAST Members can attend for free through the Emily Mitchell Scholarship Fund.

This experiential, strength-focused workshop is specifically designed for the unique challenges of doing family therapy in client living spaces. We will work with activities (e.g. name stories, listening to all in the family at the same time, joining skills across age, culture, race, etc.) as well as interventions (e.g. art, puppets, timelines, family photos, and stories) that are highly interactive and useful to both understand and change family dynamics. A three phase model (Gathering and Joining with a Family; Multigenerational Witnessing, Healing, and Change; Transitioning Out of Therapy) will provide a platform for the day, along with a flexible 5 part structure for each session in the home. Throughout we will be informed by varied family therapy theories as well as key ideas about trauma and attachment. Dr. Roberts will draw upon her decades of training in-home family therapists in Latin America and use Power Point photos and slides from that work to enrich the time together.

Participants will be able to:

1. Describe and implement a 5 part structure for in-home therapy sessions
2. Identify three listening strengths and challenges
3. Name and explain two new intervention techniques

Schedule:
9-9:15 Introduction to the day
9:15-10:30 Name stories, multilevel and observed listening, joining across age, “race”, culture etc.
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:15 Three phase model of in-home work and 5 part structure for sessions
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:45 Interventions and change including family photos and stories
2:45-3 Break
3-4:15 Interventions and change including art, puppets, timelines
4:15-4:30 Questions, comments, and where do we go from here?

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Dr. Janine Roberts is Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and past-president of AFTA (American Family Therapy Academy). “The first families I saw back in the 70s were in court-mandated sessions done in people’s homes. I went on to supervise several teams in the area that worked in clients’ living spaces, as well as train Masters and Doctoral level family therapists at UMASS for 25 years. I currently see families in my home.” Janine authored Tales and Transformations: Stories in Families and Family Therapy (Norton Press); coauthored Rituals for Our Times: Celebrating, Healing, and Changing Our Lives and Our Relationships (Jason Aronson); coedited Rituals in Families and Family Therapy (Norton Press); and has written some seventy articles and chapters, and a poetry book, The Body Alters (Slate Roof Press). She has had two Fulbrights to Latin America and works frequently there as well as other parts of the world.

**Continuing Education Credit is pending through the New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy (NEAFAST) on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education.

**Continuing Education Credit is pending through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:

  • Psychologists:
    Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:
    Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Social Workers:
    Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Please note: It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

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