Workshop Series C
Friday, April 21st, 2023 3:30pm-5:20pm
Workshop C1: Supervision Panel
Presenters: Lauren Pedersen, LMFT-AS, Reiki Master, Dr Noel Casiano, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, William Mannle, LMFT
As a therapist, we come across many different cases, clients, and scenarios that we are often unsure about. As a supervisor, we are responsible for holding these therapists and guiding them through their journey, sometimes without much support or training ourselves. It is often very difficult to find a space where we can bounce ideas off of one another as supervisors and feel seen in the struggles we experience ourselves. This supervision panel will create a space for people to be able to ask their questions, share their experiences, and be provided resources and guidance.
Workshop C2: Applying the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model to Family Therapy
Presenter: Ralph S. Cohen, PhD, Professor Emeritus - CCSU Department of Counselor Education and Family Therapy, IFS Senior Lead Trainer
The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz, is one of the most sought-after psychotherapy models in current times due to its powerful but gentle and non-pathologizing approach to a wide variety of presenting problems, ranging from anxiety and depression to complex trauma. It is also being employed in relational therapies, including couples, family, and group therapies. This workshop, taught by an experienced IFS trainer and practitioner, will provide new information and techniques in applying the model to working with families in a variety of settings.
Workshop C3: Veterans & Couples
Presenters: Georjean Lubus, LPC & Albert Guillorn, LMFT
This workshop will address the major impact of military service on family structure and interaction. Clinicians will be able to identity and access major networks of resources available to veterans, active duty, and national guard. Educating clinicians about engagement with veterans overcoming the stigma of seeking services and the impact on the family system when military member refuses mental services.