Understanding and Treating Children and Adolescents in the Context of Their Families

Treatment of children and adolescents by definition involves an understanding of their family context. This workshop is designed to highlight the interface between children/adolescents and the family in which they are growing. There will be an initial focus on assessment of individual and family functioning. Participants will enhance their understanding of the concept of "fit" between children and parents. Specific techniques will be presented in order to help improve children's functioning within the context of their family. Finally, the role of the therapist in facilitating enhanced functioning will be discussed. The workshop will include both didactic and interactive components.

This workshop does not have any offerings for this semester.