Collaborative Helping: A Practice Framework for Family-Centered Services

Presented by William Madsen, PhD on 04-30-2010 at 9 a.m. Pacific to 10:30 a.m. Pacific (1:30 p.m. Eastern)

Across North America, services for families are undergoing profound changes. Practitioners are searching for effective models to develop strength-based, culturally responsive, empowering partnerships with families. In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. William Madsen offers a flexible practice framework to put family-centered principles into action in the everyday "messiness" of this work.

Drawing on Appreciative Inquiry, Motivational Interviewing, and narrative and solution-focused therapies, Dr. Madsen will highlight a five-step practice framework to help families envision desired lives, address long-standing problems, and develop proactive coping strategies in the context of their local communities.

This introductory webinar is designed to help mental health clinicians:

  1. Describe at least one principle of family-centered family therapy treatment.
  2. Explain a motivation interviewing strategy to use with family treatment.
  3. List the five-step practice framework to help families envision desired lives, address problems, and develop coping strategies.
  4. Apply strategies to help families envision their desired lives.

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Meet the Presenter

William Madsen, PhD

William Madsen, PhD

William Madsen, PhD, is the Director of the Family-Centered Services Project. He provides international training and consultation regarding collaborative practice and the development of institutional structures and organizational cultures that support family-centered work. Bill is known for his relaxed, clear, and inspiring teaching style and for the ways in which his teaching embodies the spirit of collaborative approaches. He has written numerous professional articles and is the author of Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families (2nd Edition).

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  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized 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-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized 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-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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