Structural Family Therapy with Self-Destructive Adolescents

It is not uncommon for therapists to feel overwhelmed by adolescent self-destructive behavior. In this workshop, core principles of Structural Family Therapy will be provided to examine the effectiveness of family work in treating self-harm. Using a taped session with Dr. Salvador Minuchin, participants will be encouraged to evaluate how the family and larger systems react to self-destructive behaviors that result in maintaining symptoms such as cutting, burning, drinking and drugging, promiscuity, disordered eating, etc. Strategies for challenging the maintenance of symptoms will be provided. The skills and interventions which characterize Structural Family Therapy will be highlighted throughout the presentation.

This workshop does not have any offerings for this semester.