Thursday October 6th 4-6p
"Toxic Parents or Inspired Geniuses? Examining the Role of our Foundational Models in a Contemporary World"
with Steve Harris, PhD, LMFT and Zamzam Dini, MA, LAMFT
The original family therapy theories and theorists challenged the ideas of contemporary psychology back in their day. They revolutionized the way mental health professionals thought about change and their role as agents of change. But the world has changed considerably since the 1970s and 80s when these ideas were new. And, most of the people who were putting forth these ideas represented the majority culture and were men. What is the value of these ideas today? Should we be passing these theories on to new members of our field? We now live in a world with many more voices, representing differing views of what is healthy, normal, or desirable. Our speakers ask these questions and provide some thoughts on the value of family therapy's past as we navigate the mental health and relational needs of a contemporary society that is more open to seeing, understanding, and honoring the diversity of our human family.
**This will be a watch party at the Westin Galleria. This means that the webinar will be pre-recorded and then we will watch it all together at the Westin from 4-5:30p and then follow it with a facilitated discussion from 5:30p-6p. This event has been approved for a total of 2 CEUs from the BMFT and the BBHT. It will be available for purchase after October 7th for those that cannot attend the watch party and then will be approved for 1.5 CEUs (no discussion involved).
4-6 p Keynote
6:15-6:45 Graduation recognition, raffle, and Member Meeting
6:45-8:00 Trivia Night
7:45-8:30 check-in and light breakfast
8:30-10:00am Session I
10:00-10:15 morning break
10:15-11:45am Session II
1:15-2:45 Session III
2:45-3:00 afternoon break
3-4:30 Session IV
*Friday has been approved for 6 CEUs by the MN BMFT and MN BBHT.
Click HERE to register. Online registration will close on Monday October 3rd and walk-in registration fees will be assessed after that time based on availability.
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