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Evidence-Based Family Therapy Strategies Which can be Used to Support System-Involved Youth & Families

Brooke Hailey

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Evidence-Based Family Therapy Strategies Which can be Used to Support System-Involved Youth & Families
Evidence-Based Family Therapy Strategies Which can be Used to Support System-Involved Youth & Families

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About the Event

Brooke Hailey

Training Description

This training will explain the basic principles of several family therapy modalities so that these evidence-based strategies can be used to support System Involved Youth (SIY) and families. The goals and objectives of these modalities will be explained. Core principles will be explained as well as techniques which can be applied within efforts to support SIY and their families.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify three goals/objectives of Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
  • Participants will be able to identify three goals/objectives of Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
  • Participants will be able to identify three goals/objectives of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and /or Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT)

Agenda

9:00-9:45AM  Introduction: Using Evidence-Based Family Strategies to Support System-Involved Youth & Families

· Explore what people would like to learn from today’s training.

· Explain why evidence based strategies are needed to support SIY and their families.

· Understand the unique challenges SIY face that make them candidates for these types of interventions.

9:45-10:30AM  Understanding in Depth the Challenges Faced by SIY and Their Families

· Explain the effects on mental health of interactions with child welfare and juvenile justice

· Explain the unique challenges SIY face from family dysfunction, trauma, substance abuse, poverty, and inadequate support systems.

· Explore specific challenges SIY face including increased risk of delinquency, mental health issues, academic failure, and poor social functioning

10:30-11:00AM  Importance of Family Involvement in Supporting System-Involved Youth

· Statistics on family relationships: Positive family relationships are associated with reduced recidivism, improved mental health, and increased chances of successful rehabilitation.

· Provide evidence that engaging families in treatment enhances the effectiveness of interventions and promotes long-term stability; Address strategies to engage family.

11:00-11:45AM  Multisystemic Therapy (MST) and Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

· Targets the various systems influencing youth behavior, including family, peers, school, and community.

· Involves intensive, home-based interventions delivered by a team of therapists over 3-5 months.

· Utilize cognitive-behavioral techniques and skill-building exercises to improve family functioning.

11:45AM-12:00PM  Interactive Exercise: Roleplay Strategies using MST and FFT techniques and interventions

12:00-12:30PM  Lunch Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

12:30-1:30PM  Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT)

· PCIT: Focuses on improving the parent-child relationship through positive interaction and discipline techniques.

· PCIT: Teaches parents skills to manage behavior effectively and strengthen attachment bonds.

· BSFT: Tailored interventions based on family strengths and cultural factors

· BSFT: Explain the therapist's role as a change agent in restructuring family dynamics

1:30-1:45PM  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

1:45-2:30PM  VIDEO of Evidence Based Family Therapy Strategies Being Used and Case Study

· Show Video

· Discussion of Video

· Illustrative case demonstrating the application of evidence-based family strategies to support a system-involved youth and their family.

2:30-3:00PM  Closure

· Questions and Answers

· Wrap-Up

Meet Our Trainer

Brooke Hailey, PhD, is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She completed her undergraduate work at New York University and then received her masters from Antioch University and her PhD from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has been in private practice in Los Angeles for more than twenty years. She is also the owner and clinical director of New Directions, an intensive outpatient program for eating disorders. Brooke works with adults, adolescents, couples and families. Though she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, Brooke works with clients who have a variety of issues from depression, anxiety and addiction to relationship issues.

This course meets the qualifications for (5.25) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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