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THE THERAPISTS GUIDE TO

Redesigning Family Dynamics

Discover the tools and methods used to connect, transform and impact your journey to become an effective family therapist.

Expand Your Practice

Discover fresh perspectives and practical skills that you can use today to help your clients improve their family relationships and get meaningful results. 

 

Requests for therapists who can work with adult families are at an all-time high!

Time at home together, separation, and other challenging circumstances pushed family dynamics front and center. Long-ignored issues that were easily avoided in pre-pandemic life were suddenly intensified and spotlighted.

Family therapy however, is complex and challenging. Unlike individual therapy, working with families requires a systemic perspective, which follows the principle “what you do affects me”. This brings a whole new set of challenges even for experienced clinicians. ​Traditionally, the route to learning these techniques was post-graduate specialized training. But how can you help your clients now, instead of waiting to get trained for at least two more years?

Introducing

“Redesigning Family Dynamics”

A self-paced, online learning experience that includes theory, experiential practice, and a protocol for working with families. 

Brought to you exclusively by 

Tracy Ross and Judith Aronowitz 

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Tracy Ross

Tracy Ross, LCSW

For over 30 years, Tracy Ross has been working with couples at all phases of their relationships including pre-marriage and post-divorce. In addition, Tracy has a strong focus and expertise in adult family therapy, particularly in the area of family cut-offs, and redesigning and healing adult family relationships. Tracy’s specialties include parenting, discernment counseling, adult family relationships, collaborative divorce, and sex therapy. 

Judith Aronowitz

Judith Arnowitz, LCSW

Judi Aronowitz has been working with couples and families to strengthen relationships and create close communicative bonds for the past 15 years. Judi is a graduate of The Ackerman Institute for the Family Externship Program and holds a certificate in working with children and adolescents from NIP.
 

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Why Enroll in Our Programs?

High-demand for Family Therapists

Many families are now asking for help dealing with situations like

  • Family cut-offs & estrangement
  • Close family members going through a crisis or life change, which is affecting the whole family

  • Long-standing family dynamics that rose to the surface during the pandemic

  • Unresolved dynamics between siblings

  • Romantic relationships that create a wedge with the rest of the family

  • ‘Failure to launch’ – young adults who have difficulty becoming independent

  • Empty nest syndrome

Expand Your Practice

Redesigning Family Dynamics is for you if you’ve felt the frustration of wanting to do family work but not knowing where to begin… If you’re ready to:

  • Expand your clinical skills so that you feel comfortable working with adult families
  • Learn the foundations of systems theory and how it applies to family work

  • Learn to construct a genogram and how to use it in the therapy

  • Get access to specific tools for working with families
    Practice with experiential group exercises before conducting your next family therapy session

  • Intervene with clients to create  impact  instead of spending time on ineffective methods

  • Expand your practice by adding family therapy

Learning in your own time

As Therapists ourselves, we understand time constraints and the demands of a practice. With the increased popularity of our live sessions we have transformed and created a self-paced platform available for clinicians  to learn at a time that works best for them!

 

From templates, worksheets, 4 online modules and specific interventions to use, the methods and protocols that you will learn in Redesigning Family Dynamics will help you bring results to your clients long-term.

You will have access to all course material, videos, downloads as well as our exclusive and private therapist community where you can discuss and interact with others. In the online groups, you can learn more about unique scenarios, stories, case studies from fellow therapists. 

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Family Therapy is a powerful process that doesn't single one person out

Instead, it examines the family as an ecosystem where one person’s actions can create a new dynamic for the whole. During family therapy, members learn how to redesign their relationships to foster stronger connections, build better communication skills, navigate crises, and create more harmony in the home.

​Family therapy can be helpful at any stage in the life cycle.

We work with families with young children, adolescents, even adult children and their parents who want to repair the relationships in their family of origin. Patterns get ingrained over years and years and the family ends up relating in a certain way.

 

Family roles, dynamics, and expectations can be hard to break out of.​ Adult children may distance or even cut off contact entirely because the relationship feels unbearable. This isn’t really a solution. No one heals or is at peace when they aren’t speaking. Maybe there’s a grandchild and the adult child is torn between wanting their kids to know their parents but not feeling they can have a relationship with the same old dynamics. Opening up a conversation that won’t fall into the same web is almost impossible without intervention.

In our work with adult children and their parents we redesign the relationships and foster new ways of interacting and communicating.

 

Families can re-connect without falling into the old well-worn painful and frustrating patterns. With younger children parents often struggle with setting limits, managing technology and other stressors of modern life, and wanting a more harmonious dynamic in the home.

 

Family therapy facilitates a new conversation, a new way of being together that will change the old patterns and create a family dynamic that works better for both parents and children.

 

Requests for therapists who can work with adult families are at an all-time high!

Time at home together, separation, and other challenging circumstances pushed family dynamics front and center. Long-ignored issues that were easily avoided in pre-pandemic life were suddenly intensified and spotlighted.

Family Dynamics

What you will learn

  • Screening families for effective short-term family therapy

  • Building trust and establishing a safe environment

  • How to conduct the early sessions

  • Establishing a family goal

  • Making sure everyone is heard

Family Dynamics

What you will learn

  • How to Get the Most Out of a Genogram to Help the Family Shift Problematic Patterns​

  • Learn to construct a genogram 

  • Simplify and maximize using genograms as a powerful tool for short-term adult family therapy

  • Ask genogram questions that focus on the dynamics that keep the family’s patterns in place

Family Dynamics

What you will learn

  • How to Address the Family’s Presenting Problem

  • Choice points on when and how to intervene

  • Where families get stuck in a loop

  • Who to meet with when: conducting sessions for subsets of family members

Family Dynamics

What you will learn

  • How to Engage Everyone in Shifting their Family Dynamic

  • Getting beyond blame

  • Pivoting away from tendencies to fixate on the “identified patient”

  • Redirecting conversations about who’s right and who’s wrong

  • Relating in new ways; charting a new path forward

Resources

Read articles surrounding various topics of family dynamics and therapy trends. 

Family Dynamics
 "Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one."

Anonymous

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