This session is aimed at more experienced/specialist users and looks at how exploring a family’s strengths and risks can provide important information for working with families where a child has conduct difficulties. This includes understanding how the conduct difficulties have come about, what keeps them going as well as what strengths and resources the family have to bring about change.
This session is aimed at more experienced/specialist users and describes the key steps involved in changing difficult behaviour patterns within family interactions. Recognising the function of such behaviour is highlighted, as well as promoting positive communication within the family (key principles of positive communication are outlined). Main methods of behaviour change are explored, including negotiation and problem-solving within the context of a case study.
This session is aimed at more experienced/specialist users and gives an overview of how to conduct a family assessment before starting therapy. It includes guidance on how to engage the family at the start of therapy, what sources of information can be used (including observation and questionnaires), and what areas need to be covered in the assessment.