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Course Overview

Family therapy nurtures development and encourages positive change in relationships and interactions within families. Focus is placed on the family unit and its dynamics rather than the problems of an individual family member. The family itself becomes the client. In this course, you will learn the history and theoretical foundations, as well as assessment methods, approaches, and techniques used in family therapy.

The goal of this educational program is to provide behavioral health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and social workers in health and human services settings with basic skills and knowledge for the practice of family therapy.

About the Course Author

Andrew Pickering is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working in both inpatient and outpatient behavioral healthcare settings. He provides individual and family therapy in a private practice setting and specializes in working with couples, adolescents, divorce related issues, and chronic mental illness. He provides clinical supervision and consultation for Marriage and Family Therapy interns with focus on multicultural issues. Andrew also conducts group therapy and family psycho-education groups on an inpatient behavior health unit and has experience with mental health assessment and crisis intervention. In addition, Andrew has developed cognitive therapy based treatment programs and psycho-educational groups for families for several behavior health settings and has worked with court systems and Child Welfare Services to develop an evidence-based anger management curriculum for use with individuals within these systems. Andrew Pickering, LMFT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Professional Writing from The College of New Jersey and a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and has particular interest in resilience and secondary traumatic stress among behavioral health providers. The majority of Stephanie’s work has included behavioral health counseling and medical case management. Stephanie served as part of the National Health Service Corps from 2016-2018, providing outpatient counseling to underserved populations including military service members and their families. Stephanie has designed and delivered training on many topics such as LGBTQIA+ sensitivity, youth suicide prevention, and how to provide in-community services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Stephanie L. Furness-Kraft, LCSW, CCTP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (32 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.75HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Nurses will receive 1.75 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.70HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 1.7 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    1.75HOURS


    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

    1.75HOURS


    Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    1.75HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    1.75HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 (CEBroker Provider: 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    1.75HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.75HOURS

    This course is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy and offered to PTs and PTAs for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.50HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 Clinical continuing education credits.

    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.
  • Association of Social Work Boards - New Jersey

    1.75HOURS

    This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #37 Course 3378 from 01/29/2021 to 01/29/2023. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 1.75.
    New Jersey social workers not pleased with a grievance resolution provided by Relias Learning, LLC may appeal to the approving entity or their jurisdictional board.
    Course Delivery Method and Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning Reading-Based Online
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    1.75HOURS

    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 1.75 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.75HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    1.75HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

    1.75HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.75HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.75HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.75HOURS


    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290) Physicians will receive 1.75 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.

  • Florida Physician Assistants

    1.75HOURS


    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

  • North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapist Licensing Board

    1.75HOURS

    This course has been approved by the North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board for 1.75 hours of CEU credit.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.75HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.75HOURS


    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    1.75HOURS


    State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

    Physicians will receive 1.75 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    1.75HOURS


    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

    Physicians will receive 1.75 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

    1.75HOURS


    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

    Physicians will receive 1.75 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    1.75HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

  • Kentucky Board of Nursing

    1.75HOURS


    Kentucky Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290) Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

  • Mississippi Board of Nursing

    1.75HOURS


    Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • North Dakota Board of Nursing

    1.75HOURS


    North Dakota Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-BHC-0-OFT
  • Hours:

    1.75
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-08-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-06-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe 2 approaches to family therapy.; Explain the history and development of family therapy, including family systems theory.; Identify up to 6 techniques used in family therapy.; List up to 3 methods for the effective assessment of families.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: History and Foundations of Family Therapy
    Trouble with Samantha
    What is Family Therapy?
    Foundations of Family Therapy
    Structural and Strategic Family Therapy
    Structural Family Therapy
    Strategic Family Therapy
    Shared Concepts in Family Therapy
    Goals of Family Therapists
    Review
    Issues in Family Therapy
    Family Life Cycles
    Diagnosis
    Ethics and Family Therapy
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Assessment and Treatment in Family Therapy
    Family Assessment
    Conducting Structural Family Assessment
    Mapping: A Structural Approach to Family Assessment
    An Example of Mapping: The Jones Family
    Family Genograms
    Knowledge Check
    Foundational Techniques for Family Therapy
    Goals for Initial Sessions
    Techniques in Structural Family Therapy
    Techniques in Strategic Family Therapy
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Advanced level Social Workers; Entry level Psychologists; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.