Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling

Saturday, April 2, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #636, Room 210A, Table 1
Creating Rituals for Couples Experiencing Early Pregnancy Loss
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Valorie Thomas         
This roundtable will address early pregnancy loss and its impact on couples. Drawing from symbolic-experiential and solution-focused therapy, attendees will learn step-by-step how to help couples create new meaning in their lives by facilitating strength-based rituals that promote their unique values and beliefs. A case example and resources will be provided.


Saturday, April 2, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #641, Room 210A, Table 1
Supporting Families Following Sexual Abuse Using a Trauma Narrative Intervention
30-Minute Roundtable Session, Advanced
Jennifer M. Foster
Families seeking counseling to address sexual abuse need services that support the child victim, parent(s), and family unit. This roundtable will provide an overview of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, an evidence-based approach that includes child, parent, and family sessions. The roundtable will discuss the trauma narrative intervention, and information will be provided regarding preparation for and implementation of the narrative family session. Case studies of family sessions will be shared.