30. June 2020 - 9:30 till 17:30
43 Gordon Street, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Coffs Harbour
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Assessing Family Dynamics | Tuesday, 30. June 2020

Assessing Family Dynamics

Structural family therapy, developed in the 1970s, has become one of the most widely used models in the field. The theory is popular because it is simple, inclusive and practical. The basic structural concepts - hierarchy, boundaries and subsystems – are easily understood and applied. They take into account the individual, family and social context, and provide a clear organising framework for understanding and treating families.

This workshop provides a theoretical framework for understanding family functioning, how behaviour problems develop in children, and how children’s emotional development can be facilitated.

Participants have the opportunity to apply the theoretical concepts to assessment, formulating interventions, and other applications.

This Training is ideal for people who:

Provide counselling or work with children and families.

Assist parents (or others) to understand and manage children’s behaviour.

Assess family functioning, for example: court reporting, foster placement.

Provide education – for parents and health/welfare/education professional


Peter Marrington is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker currently specialising in trauma counselling in Brisbane.

Peter has more than 30 years experience working as a child and family therapist in government andnot-for-profit organisations, and in private practice: providing counselling to children and adults, consultancy and training to health and welfare professionals, managing clinical services, and in the research and development of treatment programs for abused children and adults.