Marriage and Family Therapy: Applications in Clinical Practice

This program is for therapists who work with clients struggling with marriage and family issues. Topics include practice issues, approaches to family therapy, including cognitive behavioral models, strategic family therapy, and solution-focused brief therapy, supervision, and ethical issues in marriage and family therapy. Each chapter includes a case study:

  • The Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Models of Family Therapy
  • Strategic Family Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Families
  • Supervision in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Ethical Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy

The content of this continuing education program is adapted from Marriage and Family Therapy: A Practice Oriented Approach. Used by permission of Springer Publishing Company, LLC.

Note: This course is presented in a PDF format only.

This CE program is designated as beginning to intermediate.

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, case managers, nurses


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • Use genograms to map family relationships and emotional issues
  • Describe how communication patterns develop and change
  • Explain the therapist’s role in DBT, behavioral marital/couples therapy, and functional family therapy
  • Help clients take action for change
  • Use scaling questions to facilitate change
  • Identify what makes supervision successful
  • Discuss common ethical problems in marriage and family therapy
  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Editor

Linda Metcalf, PhD, LPC, LMFT, is Associate Professor, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas, where she is also Director of the School Counseling program, teacher of family therapy courses, and practicum student supervisor. She is also a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist in Texas, where she has worked with adolescents and families for the past nineteen years in a variety of settings. Dr. Metcalf is the author of nine books.

Contributors

Linda Metcalf, PhD, LPC, LMFT
Director of the School Counseling Program
Professor, Texas Wesleyan University
Department of Education
Fort Worth, Texas

Fallon Cluxton-Keller, MA, PhD, LMFT
Postdoctoral Fellow
Baltimore, Maryland

Tiffany Nicole Smith, MS, LPC, LMFT, NCC
Private Practice, Tiffany Smith Counseling, Inc.
Flower Mound, Texas

Edita Ruzgyte, PhD, LPC
Assistant Professor, Texas Wesleyan University
Department of Education
Fort Worth, Texas

Donald Spinks, PhD, LPC
Assistant Professor, Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth, Texas
(deceased)

Kelly Backhaus, PhD, LMFT, CPC
Adjunct Professor, Western Wyoming Community College
Rock Springs, Wyoming

Sean B. Stokes, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Assistant Professor, Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth, Texas

Billee K.C. Molarte, MS, LPC
Texas Woman's University
Denton, Texas

Beena Benny, LPC, LMFT
Elementary School Mental Health Professional
Fort Worth, Texas

APA approved, Yo! At Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

At Health is an approved provider of the California Board of Behavior Sciences (PCE 3319). These courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

At Health is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), Provider # CEP 15512.

California Licensed Vocational Nurses and California Psychiatric Technicians can take online courses by California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) approved providers, such as At Health, to fulfill their CE requirements.

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Programs are available for continuing education credit for social workers through the co-sponsorship of At Health, Inc., and Amedco, LLC.  Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. The following recognize the ASWB program: AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA (PA requires that courses be at least 2 credits), RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WY.  Participants must pass a posttest with a score of 80% or higher and complete an attendance/evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion/attendance.

Athealth.com is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, provider #908.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.

NAADAC_logoAthealth.com is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460 (Exp. August 1, 2017).

The above CE sponsorships are honored by many additional state boards of social work, marriage and family therapy, and licensed professional counseling. Some restrictions may apply. Check with your state board or certifying organization to find out if online courses or home study are accepted as part of your continuing education requirement for license renewal or re-certification, or call At Health at 888-284-3258 for information regarding CE approvals.

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