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Cl# SW380F Strength-Based Family Work & Family Engagement 6 CEUs
Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW
Friday, June 4, 2021; 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
For years we have been told to be “strength-based and client centered”, however, we have not typically been told what this really means. In our field, we often focus on the negative events that have occurred or the pathology that a client and their family members seem to present with. We forget, in the midst of all of the difficulties, that everyone has strengths and abilities and good intentions. This training focuses on the importance of teaming with family members from the beginning and offers a variety of case plan strategies to create a family friendly process that will increase our ability to engage effectively with families who just don’t want to work with us! We will also clarify what it means in terms of our work to be “strength-based”.