Working with Stepfamilies

2 CE’s $80 Viewable in our membership area

Therapy Training for StepfamiliesRemarried couples in stepfamilies may get the worst treatment of any family form because many couples therapists don’t have special ways to work with them. For example, you can’t help most remarried couples without dealing with coparenting in a major way. And you have to know how biological parents and stepparents need to work together in different roles. This workshop takes the unique approach of combining clinical assessment and treatment issues with the perennial moral issues of commitment, loyalty, and fairness in stepfamilies. You will learn a model for setting treatment priorities with stepfamilies and a model for effective work with parents and stepparents. A video of interviews with children in stepfamilies adds the important voices of children to the extraordinarily complex dynamics of stepfamily life.