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

Fall-Winter 2021 ESSFT Consultation Group 

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.  

The ESSFT consultation group will be limited to 3 participants.  We will spend the first 10 min discussing a specific skill or issue related to ESSFT, then will have two 20 min case presentation (presenting video of session is strongly encouraged).  Dr. Keith Sutton will lead the consultation group and will consult and use role play to help develop consultation group members experience with using ESSFT.  Participants are required to sign up for the series of five or four consultation sessions, and must have taken the six hour workshop in the particular theory), prior to joining the consultation group.  Dr. Sutton also offers individualized supervision in person, via Zoom, or by phone for those unable to attend the group or seeking one on one consultation.  

W. Keith Sutton, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and director of the Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy.  He has been working with children. adolescents and their families since 1998 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 past president of the Association of Family Therapists of Northern California.