THIS COURSE WILL BE ACCESSIBLE FOR 14 DAYS
ABSTRACT: The therapist’s cultural beliefs and experiences can shape their interpretation of the family they work with. Power dynamics and privilege play a significant role in the therapeutic relationship, as the therapist’s level of power may differ from that of the family. Privilege is an unearned advantage that benefits people of dominant groups, and therapists must be aware of their own privilege and lived experiences to be context-sensitive and trauma-informed.
This course focuses on the importance of understanding the ecosystem and variables that impact a symptomatic person. The training is on ecosystemic structural family therapy, which focuses on restructuring the family system and working with caregivers to promote growth. The therapist needs to work collaboratively, meaningfully, and take into account the unique culture of the family. The therapist also needs to understand the concepts of culture, power, and privilege when working systemically with a family. The family’s culture includes their rules, beliefs, rituals, and traditions of how they relate to each other.
The information presented is considered accurate and built on peer reviewed literature and practice-based treatment intervention. The knowledge gained today by the participants will allow them to have a stronger contextual understanding of their identified and future patient. The individual course does not certify the participant a specific treatment approach. When engaging children, adolescents, adults and families in services it is important for practitioners to understand the ethical codes related to confidentiality and mandate reporting laws.