Ethical Dilemmas in Family Therapy: Multiple Relationships Within the Family System

October 28, 2022; 9:30am-12:30pm ET | 3 CEs | Live on Zoom
Instructor: Kirsten Lind Seal, PhD
C-hosted by NEAFAST and the Minnesota Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

Ethical Dilemmas in Family Therapy: Multiple Relationships within the Family System is a 3 CE conference that discusses processes for handling multiple relationships with family members in family therapy, such as when and how to (or not to) provide solo and dyadic sessions, adding in or subtracting family members into the system, and knowing when we are getting pulled into the family system ourselves.

During this interactive workshop, participants will be invited to explore and discuss various ethical dilemmas that arise while working with family systems.  Specific situations common to in-home family therapy, as well situations that arise during family work in clinics or in private practice will also be addressed. The use of Structural Family Therapy interventions and theoretical frameworks will be presented for discussion and a range of ethical issues will be considered.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be better able to:

  1. Name three reasons multiple relationships within the family can be problematic.
  2. Explain three common dilemmas found while doing in-home therapy.
  3. Define and practice three Structural Family Therapy interventions which will help to mitigate the above ethical dilemmas.

Schedule (all times in ET):
9:30-9:45am Introduction
9:45-10:15am Process for handling multiple relationships with family members, including solo sessions
10:15-10:45am Case studies with multiple relationships in-home family therapy
10:45-11:15am Self of therapy process: How do we know when we’re getting pulled into the family system?
11:15-11:30am Break
11:30am-12:30pm Introduction to structural family therapy, with interventions
12:30-12:45pm Conclusion

Ethical Dilemmas in Family Therapy: Multiple Relationships within the Family System includes the opportunity to learn from, network, and collaborate with other family and systemic therapists, and is incredibly affordable: $100 for Non-Members; $60 for MembersBecome an NEAFAST Member!

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Kirsten Lind Seal, PhD is Adjunct Associate Professor of MFT at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, where she teaches Ethics and Arts Therapies. Her research has been published in the Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, the Journal of Couple and Family Relationships, and Psychology Today.  She has published multiple case studies in the Psychotherapy Networker. She presents locally, nationally and internationally and has done multiple webinars during the pandemic. She maintains a completely virtual private practice and appears biweekly on WCCO (CBS) TV’s Midmorning show in Relationship Reboot, a segment dealing with relationships.

This activity is pending certification by 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.

This activity is pending certification by the National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter for LICSW professional continuing education.

This activity is pending certification by the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. for LMHC professional continuing education.

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

This program is being offered independent of any commercial support or conflict of interest. Clinicians with any level of experience are welcome to participate.

Accessibility Statement: Participants will receive access to the Zoom link after signing up for the conference. Closed captioning can be provided through request.