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A Home Study Continuing Education Course for
Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, and Mental Health Counselors


Continuing education course book cover for Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Mental Health CounselorsPathways to Change:  Brief Therapy with Difficult Adolescents

Mathew D. Selekman, LCSW, MSW 2005. 287 Pages

14 Hours CE Credits

75 Questions: True/False, Multiple Choice, and Matching

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Conveys innovative and practical ways for conducting Solution-Oriented Brief Family Therapy with difficult adolescents and their families. Emphasizes how to build relationships, design therapeutic questions and experiments, be flexible in choosing therapeutic strategies, and improvise when necessary. Draws on the leading thinking in the field and is grounded in extensive clinical experience

Learning Objectives:

Course Outline:

  1. An Evolving Solution-Oriented Brief Family Therapy Approach with Difficult Adolescents

  2. Guiding Assumptions with an Eye on Solutions

  3. The Improvisational Therapist

  4. The First Family Interview: Co-Creating a Context for Change

  5. Guidelines for Fostering Cooperative Relationships with Difficult Parents

  6. Effective Engagement Strategies with Difficult Adolescents

  7. The No-Problem Problem Mandated Family

  8. Co-Creating a Climate Ripe for Transformative Dialogue with Helping Allies From Larger Systems

  9. The Second and Subsequent Sessions

  10. The Solution Oriented Parenting Group and Beyond


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