When

Friday, May 5, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
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Where

Zoom 
San Francisco, CA 94123  

 
 

Contact

W. Keith Sutton, Psy.D. 
Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy 
415-686-9544 
info@sfiap.com 
 

Spring 2023: 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.  
   

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.

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals
  • CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (IAP) which is sponsoring this program. The Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.  
  • LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.  
  • For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, or about CE, contact the Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy at info@sfiap.com.