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2-Day Intensive Training: Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) Certificate Course


Faculty :
Howard Liddle
Duration:
2 Full Days
Brochure Code:
PLW60104
Media Type:
Live Webcast


Description

The challenges and frustrations of treating teenagers with severe behavioral problems can feel overwhelming. Often, they are reluctant participants in therapy, having been mandated to a treatment program by a parent or caregiver, school, or juvenile justice authorities. When they are active drug users, therapists can become intimidated, disorganized, and unable to do their best work. Moreover, the clinical issues presented by adolescents can be difficult to sort out – co-occurring problems are the norm, and systems issues, parent and family functioning, peer, and social environment influences are in play as well. Addressing these connected issues requires an up-to-date knowledge base, a comprehensive, well-organized but flexible therapeutic approach and clinical expertise.

This intensive skills-based two-day certificate training provides concrete strategies that offers solutions to the formidable difficulties of treating adolescent oppositional behaviors, conduct disorders and substance abuse. You will develop core competencies and transform your skills to achieve better therapeutic outcomes, even with your most challenging clients.

Join Dr. Howard Liddle, the developer of Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT), as he teaches you how to apply the MDFT framework to create practical case formulations, and how to specify case-specific and individualized treatment goals. Through extensive video illustrations, use of case write-up guidelines, checklists, practical treatment protocols, and interactive discussions, you will take away concrete therapeutic strategies to use immediately with your clients. Leave this course with new actionable knowledge and tools you can use in your very next session!

Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

 

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

 

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

 

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


ADDICTION COUNSELORS

NAADAC

This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


ADDICTION COUNSELORS - CONNECTICUT

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 12.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS - CALIFORNIA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 12.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).


COUNSELORS

This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


COUNSELORS - NEW YORK

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


COUNSELORS - TEXAS

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


COUNSELORS, MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS AND PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL SPECIALISTS - SOUTH CAROLINA

This program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS

This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - ILLINOIS

PESI has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 12.5 credits. 


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - NEW YORK

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - TEXAS

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


PSYCHOLOGISTS

PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 12.5 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


PSYCHOLOGISTS - CANADIAN

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.


PSYCHOLOGISTS - FLORIDA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 12.6 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


SOCIAL WORKERS

PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, 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. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 12.5 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


SOCIAL WORKERS - CANADIAN

PESI, Inc., #1062, 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. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 12.5 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study package. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


SOCIAL WORKERS - COLORADO

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 12.6 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


SOCIAL WORKERS - ILLINOIS

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


SOCIAL WORKERS - KANSAS

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.


SOCIAL WORKERS - MINNESOTA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


SOCIAL WORKERS - NEW YORK

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


SOCIAL WORKERS/COUNSELORS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - OHIO

PESI is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


SOCIAL WORKERS/COUNSELORS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - PENNSYLVANIA

This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


SOCIAL WORKERS/COUNSELORS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/LICENSED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS 2/1/17 - CALIFORNIA

This intermediate activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS - FLORIDA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only:  To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Θ OTHER PROFESSIONS

This activity qualifies for 12.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 


Faculty

Howard Liddle Related seminars and products:

EdD, ABPP


Howard Liddle, EdD, ABPP, is an internationally known expert in the family therapy of adolescent substance abuse and delinquency and his published clinical DVDs and writings are used in therapist training programs around the world. He is the developer of Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT), an evidence-based adolescent treatment that is practiced at clinics around the United States and eight European countries. Dr. Liddle is professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. A board-certified psychologist, he is a Diplomate in Family Psychology in the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Founding editor of the Journal of Family Psychology in 1985, Dr. Liddle has over 225 publications. His three-decade therapy research program focuses on the development, testing, implementation and dissemination of family-based treatment for adolescent substance abuse and delinquency. This work has been recognized with awards from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Association, the Hazelden Foundation, and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Liddle is an inspirational clinical teacher and has trained family therapists in how to treat adolescents for over 40 years. 

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: Dr. Howard Liddle is Chairman of the Board of MDFT International, a 5013c not for profit entity that conducts training in and certifies clinicians in MDFT, Multidimensional Family Therapy. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-financial: Howard Liddle is a Diplomate in Family Psychology in the American Board of Professional psychology (ABPP).


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review. 


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion.


Objectives

  1. Differentiate the myths vs. clinically-useful, science-based realties of today’s adolescents.
  2. Connect and describe the relationship of the knowledge-base about adolescents and families to the MDFT treatment principles.
  3. Apply key content from the knowledge-base on adolescent development and problem formation and the MDFT treatment principles to create an MDFT case conceptualization.
  4. Utilize the MDFT case conceptualization to formulate weekly case notes that emphasize goal formulation and individual, family, and systemic interventions.
  5. Analyze and describe the clinical logic of the MDFT core sessions for the 3 stages of treatment.
  6. Design individual and family interventions that derive from the MDFT conceptual framework and change theory.
  7. Design individual and family interventions that increase adolescent and parent(s) treatment engagement and retention.
  8. Analyze and differentiate MDFT intervention intentions, components, implementation, and therapeutic processes using an integrative framework for emotion, thinking, behavior and context.
  9. Design multi-component interventions that begin and extend adolescent, parent, and family change processes within and between sessions.
  10. Design multi-component interventions that enhance the youth’s and parents’ interactions with school and juvenile justice professionals.
  11. Analyze why interventions succeed or fail, and learn how to adjust interventions according to in-session and between-session events.
  12. Create a personal blueprint for therapist development using MDFT materials and other available resources.

Outline

A Foundation for Adolescent Treatment: Orientation and Knowledge Base

  • Social ecological theory
  • Vulnerability, risk and protection
  • Determinants of substance use, behavioral disorders, depression and anxiety
  • Clinical referred adolescents: Co-occurring problems are the norm
  • A developmental systems framework: Logic and practicality

MULTIDIMENSIONAL FAMILY THERAPY (MDFT) IN-ACTION
Orientation

  • Developmental tasks in life and in therapy MDFT change theory
    • Determine therapeutic targets
    • Design and tailor interventions to individuals and settings
    • Facilitate therapeutic individual and interactional processes
    • Adjust interventions throughout treatment

Framework: A Top-Down View

  • Relationships and development – First, last, always
  • Referral information and dynamics as keys to current circumstances
  • Meet, greet, listen, evoke stories, assess with a checklist
  • Motivate and engage
  • Understanding, meaning, history, and contexts of behaviors
  • Prioritize per need and access
  • Define targets
  • Design interventions from a systemic functional behavioral analysis
  • Interventions
  • Read results
  • Refine and adapt
  • Link to other priority targets and interventions

Treatment Stages: Organization and Milestones of Therapeutic Progress

  • Stage 1: Build alliances and foundation for change
  • Stage 2: Facilitate individual and family change
  • Stage 3: Solidify change and exit

Intervention Domains: Components and Methods Within Each Stage

  • Adolescent-Focused Interventions
  • Psychoeducational aspects of treatment
  • Life story methods and defining oneself
  • Determine what’s important to the teenager and why
  • Personal development as treatment’s “North Star”
  • Foster a sense of agency
  • Experience and interpret day-to-day events
  • Journaling and personal narratives
  • Emotion regulation, reading and reacting to others
  • Burdens of trauma, victimization, and loss
  • Parent-Focused Interventions
  • Assess stress and burden
  • Psychoeducational aspects of treatment
  • Emotion and motivation focused techniques to address avoidance and blaming of youth
  • Foster teamwork and collaboration
  • Single parents, the influence of grandparents and other adults and multiple households
  • Need and role of parenting practices
  • Parent’s mental health, substance use, medical health
  • Family-Interaction Focused Interventions
  • The unique and critical role of family sessions
  • Enactment as technique and change theory
  • How family sessions target and change parent-youth relationships
  • Family sessions step-by-step
  • Community-Focused Interventions
  • Conflictual relationships with school personnel
  • Compliance with juvenile justice requirements
  • Neighborhood influences
  • Community supports and resources

Implementation Keys
From Case Conceptualization to Intervention Development and Implementation

  • Develop a case conceptualization using MDFT outlines, case vignettes and video
  • Plan a session using the case conceptualization
  • Perform intervention analysis by watching clinical videos
  • Plan next session using the specified analysis

Techniques to Overcome Common Treatment Obstacles

  • Motivation and engagement
  • Parental avoidance and blame of the youth
  • Mandated treatment
  • Overwhelmed caregivers
  • Parents with alcohol, drug, or mental health impairments
  • Treatment transitions (to outpatient or residential treatment)

Special Topics

  • Guidelines for in-home sessions and park-bench therapy
  • Evoke content that matters
  • Focus on and use distress, suffering, crises, anger, resentment, history, remorse and legal issues
  • Drug test results in therapy
  • Link mental health and substance abuse treatment to overall adolescent health
  • Available instruments on parenting, substance use, problem behaviors, family functioning

Therapist Development

  • Create a realistic blueprint
  • The interdependence of personal and professional functioning
  • Prompt supervisor effectiveness
  • Self-supervision: Journaling to build complexity and repertoire
  • Signs of and tips to overcome burnout
  • Communities of clinician development
  • Access information on adolescents, parenting, families and treatment guidelines

 

Target Audience

Licensed Clinical/Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Professionals, Psychologists, Certified Case Managers, School-Based Mental Health Professionals, Other helping professionals who work with adolescents 9-26 years of age

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