Strategic Therapy: An (Almost) Lost Art

Credit Option
Credit
Program Type
Seminar
Location
Online

Jay Haley, one of the founders of family therapy, also worked with individuals and couples.

He called his model Strategic Therapy. At the end of each session he gave a homework assignment to help a family solve their problems. He was very creative and some of what he assigned was remarkably imaginative and novel.

Haley was also an originator of Paradoxical Therapy. For example, if a couple was always fighting, the assignment might be to have  a structured fight at a certain time each day of the week!  The implication is that you cannot plan and intentionally do something while claiming you can’t  control  that behavior.  Essentially, his assignments helped patients overcome resistance  to change.

My involvement with Haley had a profound impact on my clinical work.  In addition to  two years  of weekly two-way mirror supervision by Jay,  I became a supervisor  at his institute for an additional five years.  I was steeped in his way of thinking.

In this workshop, I will share with you what I have learned which  can add creative  perspectives and strategies to your work with couples as well as individuals.

Seminar Information

Date

October 23, 2022

Time

10:00 am-1:00 p.m. EST

Location

Online, live via Zoom

CEUs

3 CEUs available for New York State Psychologists, Social Workers LMFT and LMHC

Fee

$75 – General Admission
$50 – Derner Alum, Adelphi faculty/clinical supervisor, Non-Adelphi psychoanalytic Candidate/student
$25 – Derner student/Postgraduate candidate

Registration will close 48 hours prior to the start of the event.

Speaker

Richard Belson, DSW

Richard Belson, DSW is a tenured Professor at the Adelphi University School of Social Work and on the faculty of the Adelphi Postgraduate Program in Couple Therapy at the Derner School of Psychology.  He was on the faculty of Family Therapy Institute of Washington, D.C. where, in association with  Jay Haley and Cloe Madanes, he supervised mental health professionals in strategic family therapy (1980-1990).  Dr. Belson has lectured across the U.S. and around the world on Strategic Therapy, a short-term approach,  and was cited by the NY Times for his innovative clinical techniques.

Moderator

Michael D. Zentman, PhD

Michael D. Zentman, PhD is the Founding Director of the Postgraduate Program in Couple Therapy and faculty in the Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

Credentialing Information

Adelphi University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Adelphi University maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Adelphi University, Derner School of Psychology, is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0024 and 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-0607 and by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0185 and by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0083.

Disclaimer Statement

This continuing education seminar, seminar instructor/s, and the Postgraduate Programs as the seminar’s sponsor, receive no commercial support for the content of instruction (e.g., research grants funding research findings etc.), or benefit for endorsement of products (e.g., books, training, drugs, etc.) that are known to present a conflict of interest.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds are issued for cancellations made up to 7 working days before the event. Cancellations of less than 7 days for any reason, or no-shows are not refunded. Credit towards a future event/workshop are issued for cancellations less than 7 days and up to 24 hours before the event. No credit is issued for cancellations less than 24 hours before the events or no-shows.

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