NEAFAST In-Home Therapy Conference 2022: Supporting Emerging Therapists in Community-Based Settings

April 1, 2022, 8:30am-430pm | Live on Zoom | 6 CEs

Instructors: Liz Brenner, LICSW; Joan Cancilla, LMFT; Jeremiah Gibson, LMFT; Jessie Lane, LMFT; Andra Munger, PhD; Jason Neely, PhD; Caitlin Pierce, LMFT; Melissa Wilkinson, LMFT; Elizabeth Woodruff, LICSW
Target Audience: Emerging professionals in the field of therapy

The In-Home Therapy Conference is a one day, 6 CE conference that combines components of systemic therapy practice with the practical application of family and relational therapy tools to In-Home and Community-Based therapy settings. This conference will provide education and training in efforts to improve the quality of care delivered to clients, support the professional development of emerging therapists, and increase the use of systemic therapy amongst providers of In-Home therapy services. The conference includes one keynote presentation and nine workshop sessions, from which participants will choose three workshops to attend. Participants will have the ability to engage in education, collaboration with other professionals, and development of themselves as therapists.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe three principles of systems theory to be able to apply to your work with in-home family therapy.
  2. Develop three strategies for incorporating an ethical decision making process into in-home family therapy.
  3. Identify three strategies to improve the supervisor-supervisee relationship.
  4. Analyze multiple theoretical/practical approaches to practicing family therapy in the homes of their clients.
  5. Understand how to collaboratively and systemically develop safety plans and other processes to establish structure during in-home family therapy settings.

Schedule (all times in ET):
8:30-9am: Introduction
9-10am: Systems Theory 101 — NEAFAST Staff/Board
10:15-11:30am: Course 1

1) "I have a referral, now what?": Initial Stages of Working with a Family — Joan Cancilla
2) Supervision with Reflecting Teams — Jeremiah Gibson
3) Couples Therapy with Parents that Have a Child with Autism: Measuring Change for the Applied Clinician — Jason Neely

11:30am–12:30pm: Lunch
12:30-1:45pm: Course 2

1) Introduction to Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy — Caitlin Pierce
2) Enhancing the MA IHT and TT&S Relationship: Collaboration within an IHT Team — Melissa Wilkinson
3) Neurodiversity within Systemic Frameworks: A Weaving of Emotion, Cognition, and Sensory Experiences —Andra Munger

1:45–2pm: Break
2-3:15pm: Course 3

1) Safety Planning in Context: Using a Systems Approach to Facilitate Plans that Work — Liz Brenner
2) Supporting Youth Permanency in the Community — Elizabeth Woodruff
3) Maintaining Professional Boundaries in Community-Based Settings — Jessie Lane

3:15–3:30pm: Break
3:30-4:30pm: Wrap-up

The In-Home Therapy Conference includes the opportunity to learn from, network, and collaborate with other family and systemic therapists, and is incredibly affordable: $60 for Non-Members; $40 for Members$0 for Student Members, with a generous donation from the Emily Mitchell Scholarship Fund.

Become a NEAFAST Member here.

Register Here

This activity is pending certification by the New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy (NEAFAST) on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions for LMFT professional continuing education.
This activity is pending certification by the National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions for LICSW professional continuing education.
Please note: It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.
This program is being offered independent of any commercial support or conflict of interest. Clinicians with any level of experience are welcome to participate.
Cancellation Policy: Please email us at [email protected] if you are unable to make it. We will give a full reimbursement for cancelations one month prior to the training.
Accessibility Statement: Participants will receive access to the Zoom link after signing up for the conference. Closed captioning can be provided through request.