Friday, April 24, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
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Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy 
3107 Fillmore Street #301
San Francisco, CA 94123

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W. Keith Sutton, Psy.D. 
Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy 

Spring 2020: Evolving Structural-Strategic Family Therapy (ESSFT) for Adolescents Training 

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.      


James 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 presentation.

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.


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*There will be a dog present with Dr. Sutton at all trainings.
**This building is not ADA compliant.
***Spiritual Competency Resource Center provides CE credits.
Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCRC maintains responsibility for its programs and their content. California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs, LPCCs, and MFTs for programs from CE approved sponsors of the American Psychological Association. California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP10318) for licensed nurses in California through the cosponsorship of the Institute of Noetic Sciences