Bron and Marie unpack family therapy using the hypothetical case study of the Wilson family, who are finding it hard to be in the same room without arguing, all while navigating work stress and teenage development. They chat about ?? When family therapy is appropriate ?? How to conceptualise presenting concerns in family therapy ? Common family therapy strategies ?? How to understand family dynamics ?? Further training and reading recommendations for budding family therapists.

Guest: Marie Vakakis, Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW), and Family & Couples Therapist


Article: “We don’t need your help but please fix our children” by the Family Systems Institute

Book: Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy: A Practical Approach to Theories and Clinical Case Documentation by Diane Gehart

Book: Growing Yourself Up: How to Bring Your Best to All of Life’s Relationships by Jenny Brown


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