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We’ll start with introducing the concept of “siblings as first marriage,” as well as the four unique elements of sibling therapy:  frozen images, crystallized roles, unhealthy loyalty, and sibling transference.  We’ll spend time on these specific differences in providing sibling therapy and how to incorporate into your own therapy style.  

We’ll move on to how to start a sibling therapy session, therapists’ own feelings, the skills necessary for this work, and some clinical tools that can facilitate when you get stuck.  Participants will have opportunity to practice and see how to apply these concepts to their own clinical practice.

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Marriage and family therapist for over 50 years. Have authored numerous professional articles and books on the topic of adult siblings, marriage, group therapy, single women.Founder of Unique Retreats for Siblings.


  1. Concepts specific to Sibling Therapy
  • Siblings as a first marriage;
  • Four unique elements of sibling therapy: frozen images, crystallized roles, unhealthy loyalty, and sibling transference (40 minutes


  1. how to start a sibling therapy session
  • small group discussion and/or role play (25 minutes)


  1. How to incorporate these concepts into your own therapy style Group exercise and role play  (50 minutes)


                     (10 minute break in middle of this)


  1. Recognizing and using therapists’ own feelings in sessions (30 minutes)


  1. The skills necessary for this work (15 minutes)


  1. Examples for your Clinical Tool Box (10 minutes)

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to understand how adult relationships may replicate the early childhood relationship (siblings as a first marriage concept)
  • Participants will be able to identify four concepts that are specific to sibling therapy: frozen images, crystallized roles, and unhealthy loyalty, and sibling transference
  • Participants will be able to start a sibling session
  • Participants will be able to recognize and use their own feelings (transference and countertransference)
  • Participants will be able to understand the skills necessary for doing sibling therapy
  • Participants will be able to practice Clinical tools for when stuck in a session
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 advanced level ,and is beneficial for an advanced 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

Official information:

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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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