Evolving Structural-Strategic Family Therapy (ESSFT) with Adolescents
James Keim, LCSW & Keith Sutton, PsyD
There has been significant research to show that family therapy is an effective treatment for working with children and adolescents. Many therapists don't provide family therapy because they feel undertrained or intimidated by working with families. One difficulty therapists find is that there are multiple theories of family therapy making it difficult to integrate the approaches. Evolving Structural-Strategic Family Therapy provides a four step treatment approach that is a clear roadmap for working with families. ESSFT utilizes theories and techniques from Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy, Behavioral Family Therapy, Attachment Based Family Therapy, Neuroscience, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Keim, LCSW is a clinical social worker and
director of the Bay Area Oppositional and Conduct Disorder Clinic.
He served as the Director of Training for Jay Haley and Cloe Madanes at
the Family Therapy Institute of Washington, DC. He is co-author
with Cloe Madanes and Dinah Smelser of the book, The Violence of Men,
and he has contributed chapters to eight other psychotherapy
books. He directed the conference series, Oppositional Youth, in
the 1990's that was hosted at the National Institutes of Health in
Bethesda, Maryland, and today serves on the Adolescent Therapeutics
advisory board organized under the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children
Act at the National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development. His presentation on Oppositional Defiant Disorder at
the National Conference of the American Association of Marriage and
Family Therapy and received a "Best of 1996" rating for his
W. Keith Sutton, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and director of the Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. He has been working with adolescents and their families for the past 13 years in teens shelters, a residential treatment program, a wilderness program, drug and alcohol outpatient program, schools, community clinics, an in-home therapy program, and in private practice. Dr. Sutton trained in Narrative Family Therapy, Brief Strategic Family Therapy, Behavioral Family Therapy and Structural Family Therapy in his graduate training and trained at the Mental Research Institute with the Strategic Family Therapy Team. He is the current past president of the Association of Family Therapists of Northern California.
Where: Alliant International University, 1 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
When: Friday, April 4, 2014, 10-5pm
Cost: $75 ($35 for students) and $15 for 6 CE
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credit, please sign up for both the course price AND CE Credit