Sunday, March 8, 2009

Introductory Course - Marriage & Family Therapy

Marriage & Family Therapy: A Systemic Approach in the Healing of Family Relationships

Date: 17 – 18 July 2009

Venue: Disted College, Penang

Registration fee: RM 300 [RM 250 for PACP members]

Course Facilitators
Dr Ben Lim & Dr Soh Leong Lim earned their Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University, TX. Dr Ben is an Associate Professor in Marital and Family Therapy at Bethel University San Diego, while Dr Soh Leong Lim is an Associate Professor in Marital and Family Therapy at San Diego State University. In addition to training marital and family therapists, they are also Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Members and Approved Supervisors of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. They travel to different parts of Asia to teach Marriage and Family Counseling during the summer months. They have three adult children residing in the United States.

This weekend course introduces participants to the basic principles and techniques of marital and family therapy. An integrative model will be presented that incorporates the common denominators of major family therapy theories. The course will cover the intake, assessment, case conceptualization, goal formulation, treatment planning, interventions, and termination in marital and family therapy. Systemic skills and techniques will be demonstrated and practiced in class. The workshop will be dialogical and the instructors will be collaborative and facilitative in their approach.

Tentative program

Friday 17 July 2009

2.00 - 2.30 pm Registration & Introduction
2.30 - 4.30 pm Session 1 Introduction & Systems Theory
4.30 - 5.00 pm Tea
5.00 - 7.00 pm Session 2 Family System Dynamics
7.00 - 8.00 pm Dinner
8.00 - 10.00 pm Session 3 REAPS Integrative Family Therapy Model; Rapport

Saturday 18 July 2009
8.00 - 10.00 am Session 4 Exploration of the Family System
10.00 -10.30 am Tea
10.30 - 1.00 pm Session 5 Assessment
11.00 - 2.00 pm Lunch
2.00 - 4.00 pm Session 6 Problem Solving
4.00 - 4.30 pm Tea
4.30 - 6.00 pm Session 7 Termination