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This workshop describes and demonstrates an exciting, interactive way to conduct initial family assessment meetings with clients having multiple family members. Participants will learn an expressive technique that helps to engage all of the clients in the family sessions by exploring, family of origin as well as environmental and stress factors experienced by all of the clients at the same time within the family system.

Attendees will discover a process where clients symbolically present nonverbal information that can help therapist and client to explore counseling goals. Attendees will learn to utilize an expressive technique in first sessions that help client and therapist interact on a deeper level of connection.

Discover a process where clients symbolically present nonverbal information that can help therapist and client to develop effective alliances and develop therapeutic goals. Utilize an expressive technique in first sessions that help client and therapist interact on a deeper level of connection.

(Trainers Ron Clark and Theresa Beeton are clinical social workers with a long career of helping families and couples improve relationships. They have created a manual describing the use of a graphic expressive tool that helps mental health workers join couples and families. They have worked in agencies, private practice and University settings.)


 Introduction Family Assessment 10:30-11:00

    1. Definition of the Family Life Space Drawing
    2. Family System Theory and other family assessment theories
    3. History and Development of the Family Life Space Drawing
    4. Uses with individuals, couples, and families


  1. Demonstration of the Family Life Space Drawing 11:00-12:30
    1. Experiential Exercise-each participant is guided in the process of completing their personal Family Life Space Drawing
    2. Explanation and interpretation of the symbols used in the process
    3. Workshop role play of a family guided through a Family Life Space Drawing
    4. Video Presentation-Case example of a family or couple using the tool



  • Ways to Use the Family Life Space Drawing 12:45-1:15
    1. Public Agencies
    2. Private Practice
    3. Organizations


  1. Discussion 1:15- 1:45
    1. Research related to the FLSD process
    2. Applications to participants practice
    3. Summary
    4. Questions


Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will review family assessment methods connected to various methods of family intervention.
  • Attendees will review theories connected to family assessment including systems theory and experiential theories.
  • Workshop participants will leave the workshop with knowledge and ability to use FLSD as a tool with clients.
This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an intermediate level ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician:
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Course Length: 3 Hours

This Webinar Offers 3 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

    • CE You LLC #1573 is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE You LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period {valid_date}. Social workers completing this course receive {num_ceu} continuing education credits.
    • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..
    • CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437

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Refunds: Registrants who are unable to attend a Thrapy Express seminar or live webinars may ask for, and will receive, a credit or refund (your choice). Refund requests will be processed within 3 business days. When an attendee knows in advance that they are unable to attend we ask that they inform Thrapy Express ahead of time by emailing [email protected] or by calling or texting (631) 202-1010 this allows us to free up the spot in the training in the event that a training is at or near capacity.
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Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here
Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
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