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The Legacy of Unresolved Loss - A Family Systems Approach
Family therapy is well known for understanding the symptoms of the identified patient within the context of the larger family system. Monica McGoldrick has been a pioneering voice in extending the power of family therapy even further, helping us see…
Bowenian Family Therapy - With Philip Guerin
Episode 2 of Family Therapy with the Experts Series
Pam is a 32-year-old woman who lives at home with her parents, Adrian and Judy, and doesn't have many friends. She clearly has some sort of developmental disability, but Adrian and Judy don't understand why Pam is so angry and…
Narrative Family Therapy - With Stephen Madigan
Episode 5 of Family Therapy with the Experts Series
Beginning with the premise that "the problem is the problem, the person is not the problem," Madigan guides the viewer on an intriguing journey through the foundational narrative therapy techniques such as externalization and re-authoring conversations. By asking a series…
Structural Family Therapy - With Harry Aponte
Episode 9 of Family Therapy with the Experts Series
Adrian and Judy are skeptical about therapy. They have been to several therapists to try to understand their daughter Pam's anger, and are frustrated with the lack of improvement in Pam's behavior. Finally, in this session with Aponte, they are…
Tres Madres - Structural Therapy with an Anglo/Hispanic Family
In this absorbing session, Aponte helps a family unravel the layers of resentment and self-protection that have been getting in the way of closeness with one another. The family originally comes into therapy seeking help for their eight year old…
Harnessing the Power of Genograms in Psychotherapy
This is a rare opportunity to watch the therapist who developed and popularized genograms demonstrate how to actually create and utilize them in a therapy session. In this video, you will see Monica McGoldrick in action as she masterfully conducts…
Solution-Oriented Family Therapy - With Bill O'Hanlon
Episode 8 of Family Therapy with the Experts Series
How do people get happy? That is the question that inspired pioneer Bill O'Hanlon to become a therapist and devote his life to respectfully and effectively helping people change through Solution-Oriented Therapy. Unlike many therapies that tend to focus on…
Salvador Minuchin on Family Therapy
The founder of Structural Family Therapy, Minuchin has been inspiring therapists for over half a century with his wisdom and insight into what actually helps people change. You've read about him in your textbooks--now here's a chance to get to…
Satir Family Therapy - With Jean McLendon
Episode 7 of Family Therapy with the Experts Series
Watch Jean McLendon, one of the foremost practitioners of Virginia Satir's approach to family therapy, in this touching live session with Janice, a single mother, and her eleven-year-old son, John. Learn the essence of the Satir method as McLendon elegantly…
Strategic Couples Therapy - With James Coyne
Episode 6 of Couples Therapy with the Experts Series
James Coyne demonstrates Strategic Couples Therapy in an actual session with a gay couple. Watch this master therapist and learn the basic principles of Strategic Therapy, which seeks to help the couple develop a problem-solving strategy tailored to their specific…
Blended Family with a Troubled Boy
Episode 5 of The Virginia Satir Series
Family therapy is not for the faint of heart, and if you're working with a "blended" family, its challenges can be even more mystifying. The unique and complex dynamics of step-parenting, and its impact on family communication, can be difficult…
A House Divided - Structural Therapy with a Black Family with Harry Aponte
In this involving session, Harry Aponte helps a family look un-defensively at the things that are not working in their relationships. The family originally comes into therapy seeking help for their ten-year-old son who has been caught stealing. Aponte asks…
Experiential Family Therapy with Carl Whitaker - Part 1
Learn from groundbreaking family therapist Carl Whitaker as he conducts two riveting and instructive initial interviews with a family seeking treatment for their son's ADHD. You can't help but be awed and inspired as you watch this true master in…
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I'd Hear Laughter: Finding Solutions for the Family
Children and teenagers are all to often the scapegoat to a family's troubles and the impetus for a family to enter therapy. In this video, Insoo Kim Berg shows us how to help a family come together as a whole…
Family Systems Therapy - With Kenneth Hardy
Episode 5 of Psychotherapy with the Experts Series
For Kenneth Hardy, it is imperative to move therapy beyond a strict individualistic approach, focusing instead on how clients influence and are influenced by their relationships and larger social contexts. In this video, Hardy works with a client who's efforts…
Object-Relations Family Therapy - With Jill and David Scharff
Episode 6 of Family Therapy with the Experts Series
How can Object-Relations theory be applied to family therapy? Judy, Adrian, and Pam (their 32-year-old daughter) are stuck. They don't understand why Pam--who still lives at home--is so uncooperative. In this live session with Jill and David Scharff, this troubled…
Object Relations Child Therapy - With David Scharff
Episode 7 of Child Therapy with the Experts Series
Watch renowned Object Relations psychotherapist David Scharff in an actual counseling session with an 11-year old boy who is grieving the death of his grandmother. In David Scharff's Object Relations child therapy approach, the parent-child relationship is the central concern,…
Family Secrets - Implications for Theory and Therapy
Most families have secrets, handed down from generation to generation like "booby-trapped heirlooms" waiting to explode. Secrets have far-reaching implications for families, setting the stage for a tense emotional climate of guardedness, anger, and reactivity. In this illuminating video, Evan…
The Essence of Change
Episode 1 of The Virginia Satir Series
Virginia Satir is considered one of the early innovators of family therapy, but her pioneering techniques and heart-centered approach continue to influence new generations of practitioners. Watch Satir conduct an enlightening, interactive lecture on "the essence of change" with a…
Adlerian Family Therapy - With James Bitter
Episode 1 of Family Therapy with the Experts Series
Carol and Glenn are the parents of three young children and are struggling with a problem that most parents and therapists are all too familiar with: their kids don't listen! With playfulness and humor, Bitter skillfully uncovers the goals that…