Friday, November 10, 2017
Fatherhood, Families and Gender
In Our Therapeutic Work
Lew Epstein, LCSW
This talk will explore the changing roles of fathers along with some effective ways to engage men in treatment. It will also examine the family systems concept of coaching as an approach to working with both men and women and show how gender issues can often be the missing piece in our work with couples. Family genograms will be used to illustrate the work done with one man’s anger problem and excerpts from More Coaching for Fatherhood will be read to further supplement and illustrate the process.
One of the goals of this talk is to review for clinicians the multi-generational family of origin approach to therapy. It is also to introduce the concept of coaching as an effective approach to working with men in general and fathers in particular. It will offer specific uses of the family genogram as a tool in the process of change. Practitioners should also come away some of the things to look for in sessions that would indicate the presence of gender issues and the ways to best address them.
Lewis Epstein is a psychotherapist and family therapist since 1979. He holds a Masters degree from Hunter College School of Social Work and has conducted classes in Human Development and the Family on both the graduate and undergraduate college levels. He is the author of Coaching for Fatherhood (1996) and a second, expanded edition, More Coaching for Fatherhood, 2008.) He is a frequent speaker and workshop provider for parents groups and other organizations. He has also taught in the public schools of New York City on both the elementary and high school level and has worked for their Committee on Special Education. He has been a counsellor for police officers in the NYPD and was involved in the treatment of first responders following the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. He has a blog titled Inside the Hour @ www.lewisepstein.com.
He is a father, and grandfather living in Tiburon and has a private practice in Mill Valley.
Time: Networking is from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 2:00 p.m.
CEUs: This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents contact Laurie Buntain, Continuing Education Director for more information.