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Family Systems Techniques & Family Therapy Tools


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Top Three Family Systems Videos

Structural Family Systems Techniques

A roadmap to some of the techniques I use in Family Therapy Sessions.

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Structural Family Mapping Technique

My favorite of all tools in the Structural Family Systems toolbox - a total game-changer. 

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Circular Questioning In Family Therapy

See how I use circular questioning in my first few family therapy sessions to find out more about the system. 

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Top Family Systems Courses

Family Sculpting

& Family Portraits

Experiential Family Therapy Techniques: 

 Family Sculpting is the ULTIMATE in experiential family therapy techniques and during Covid, my team and I created a way to do it without the family or a group! Watch this video to see how I do both activities.

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Structural Family Systems Therapy: Family Mapping Tool

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- Family Mapping for Clinicians

- Observational Family Assessments

- Family Mapping Intervention

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Parenting Styles and Family Structure 

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- Parenting Styles

- Family Structure

- Symptoms of Teens

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Working With Teens:

Fusion and Enmeshment


Download the 'Shared Belief' Worksheet here, and it's yours to use in your next session. The video (on YouTube and here) explains how to use it, and you'll also get some slides from the video along with instructions and the blank worksheet.


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The Family Projective Activity

This was a great activity I repeatedly used while running a large multifamily group for teens, parents, and siblings in residential treatment. The conversations and connections that came from processing the answers were often moving and frequently delightful to facilitate.

Family Therapy Tools For Clinicians


Get the complete guide to Family Mapping that accompanies our video here. 


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