Brief Family Therapy (TIP 34, Chapter 8)

Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse (TIP 34)

About the Course:

Brief Family Therapy (TIP 34, Chapter 8): Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse (TIP 34) helps the family to identify dysfunctional areas, adjust its hierarchy, change various roles that members play, change dysfunctional rules, alter dysfunctional alignments between family members, and replace dysfunctional communications with clear, direct, and effective communication.

Course materials are from Chapter 8. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online (if accessing online, Tables and Figures mentioned in the article can be accessed by clicking on links found in the article) or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-34-Brief-Interventions-and-Brief-Therapies-for-Substance-Abuse/SMA09-3952

Journal/Publisher:

SASMHSA

Publication Date:

Revised 2011

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about brief family therapy. It is appropriate for an intermediate to advanced level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Express the appropriateness of brief family therapy, the definitions of family, and the theoretical approaches to family therapy.

  2. Describe how to use brief family therapies.

  3. Explain the importance of understanding the cultural issues concerning the family’s ethnic and cultural background.

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