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Harnessing the Power of Genograms in Psychotherapy - With Monica McGoldrick
This is a rare opportunity to watch the therapist who developed and popularized genograms demonstrate how to actually create and utilize them in a therapy session. In this video, you will see Monica McGoldrick in action as she masterfully conducts…
The Legacy of Unresolved Loss - A Family Systems Approach with Monica McGoldrick
Family therapy is well known for understanding the symptoms of the identified patient within the context of the larger family system. Monica McGoldrick has been a pioneering voice in extending the power of family therapy even further, helping us see…
Bowenian Family Therapy - With Philip Guerin
Episode 2 of Family Therapy with the Experts Series
Pam is a 32-year-old woman who lives at home with her parents, Adrian and Judy, and doesn't have many friends. She clearly has some sort of developmental disability, but Adrian and Judy don't understand why Pam is so angry and…
Structural Family Therapy - With Harry Aponte
Episode 9 of Family Therapy with the Experts Series
Adrian and Judy are skeptical about therapy. They have been to several therapists to try to understand their daughter Pam's anger, and are frustrated with the lack of improvement in Pam's behavior. Finally, in this session with Aponte, they are…
Narrative Family Therapy - With Stephen Madigan
Episode 5 of Family Therapy with the Experts Series
Beginning with the premise that "the problem is the problem, the person is not the problem," Madigan guides the viewer on an intriguing journey through the foundational narrative therapy techniques such as externalization and re-authoring conversations. By asking a series…
Adlerian Family Therapy - With James Bitter
Episode 1 of Family Therapy with the Experts Series
Carol and Glenn are the parents of three young children and are struggling with a problem that most parents and therapists are all too familiar with: their kids don't listen! With playfulness and humor, Bitter skillfully uncovers the goals that…
Of Rocks and Flowers - Dealing with the Abuse of Children
Episode 2 of The Virginia Satir Series
Family therapy can be challenging to navigate for a host of clinical reasons, and therapists can quickly find themselves feeling ungrounded and at a loss for effective interventions--especially when child abuse is present. Watch renowned therapist Virginia Satir conduct an…
The Essence of Change
Episode 1 of The Virginia Satir Series
Virginia Satir is considered one of the early innovators of family therapy, but her pioneering techniques and heart-centered approach continue to influence new generations of practitioners. Watch Satir conduct an enlightening, interactive lecture on "the essence of change" with a…
Object-Relations Family Therapy - With Jill and David Scharff
Episode 6 of Family Therapy with the Experts Series
How can Object-Relations theory be applied to family therapy? Judy, Adrian, and Pam (their 32-year-old daughter) are stuck. They don't understand why Pam--who still lives at home--is so uncooperative. In this live session with Jill and David Scharff, this troubled…
Adlerian Parent Consultation - With Jon Carlson
Episode 1 of Child Therapy with the Experts Series
Therapists often find themselves in over their heads when parents seek their advice about a misbehaving child or teen. Expert Adlerian psychotherapist and educator, Jon Carlson, demonstrates how to bring the focus away from the child's behavior and back to…
Solution-Oriented Family Therapy - With Bill O'Hanlon
Episode 8 of Family Therapy with the Experts Series
How do people get happy? That is the question that inspired pioneer Bill O'Hanlon to become a therapist and devote his life to respectfully and effectively helping people change through Solution-Oriented Therapy. Unlike many therapies that tend to focus on…
Salvador Minuchin on Family Therapy
The founder of Structural Family Therapy, Minuchin has been inspiring therapists for over half a century with his wisdom and insight into what actually helps people change. You've read about him in your textbooks--now here's a chance to get to…
Satir Family Therapy - With Jean McLendon
Episode 7 of Family Therapy with the Experts Series
Watch Jean McLendon, one of the foremost practitioners of Virginia Satir's approach to family therapy, in this touching live session with Janice, a single mother, and her eleven-year-old son, John. Learn the essence of the Satir method as McLendon elegantly…
Experiential Family Therapy with Carl Whitaker
Learn from groundbreaking family therapist Carl Whitaker as he conducts two riveting and instructive initial interviews with a family seeking treatment for their son's ADHD. You can't help but be awed and inspired as you watch this true master in…
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Family Systems Therapy - With Kenneth Hardy
Episode 5 of Psychotherapy with the Experts Series
For Kenneth Hardy, it is imperative to move therapy beyond a strict individualistic approach, focusing instead on how clients influence and are influenced by their relationships and larger social contexts. In this video, Hardy works with a client who's efforts…
I'd Hear Laughter: Finding Solutions for the Family - With Insoo Kim Berg
Children and teenagers are all to often the scapegoat to a family's troubles and the impetus for a family to enter therapy. In this video, Insoo Kim Berg shows us how to help a family come together as a whole…
Internal Family Systems Therapy - With Richard Schwartz
Episode 5 of Couples Therapy with the Experts Series
Schwartz's approach helps individuals gain a sense of self-leadership over the parts of themselves that they are struggling with. In this session, Schwartz helps Loren and Kathy examine the parts of themselves that are causing problems in their marriage. Loren…
Integrative Family Therapy - With Kenneth V. Hardy
Episode 4 of Family Therapy with the Experts Series
The family is in a real crisis: Nineteen-year-old Erica was recently arrested and jailed for smashing her boyfriend's car window with a baseball bat, and her mother is understandably very concerned. Watch as Hardy creates a nonjudgmental space for both…
Tools and Techniques for Family Therapy - With John Edwards
Experience first-hand Dr. Edwards' deceptively nonchalant therapeutic style. Utilizing a blend of workshop footage, family sessions, and focused interviews, this video provides an overview of eleven fundamental techniques for effective family work. Segmenting Enactments Positive Reframing Mapping Draw-A-Dream Circle Method…
A Family at the Point of Growth
Episode 4 of The Virginia Satir Series
If you're working with a family recovering from abuse, assessing their progress and identifying next steps can be confounding. You might look at any number of signposts--but how do you know which to prioritize? In this video, renowned family therapist…