Family Systems

The Legacy of Unresolved Loss: A Family Systems Approach
by Monica McGoldrick
In this realistic simulation of an 18-week course of therapy with the Rogers family, we see how the presenting problem—teenage daughter Michelle's rebellious behavior—masks unresolved loss across three generations of family members. 

Part of the 8-video series: Assessment and Treatment of Psychological Disorders
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Family Systems Therapy
by Kenneth V. Hardy
Watch Kenneth V. Hardy masterfully demonstrate Family Systems Therapy in an actual therapy session in this 3-part video. 

Part of the 15-video series: Psychotherapy with the Experts
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Harnessing the Power of Genograms in Psychotherapy
by Monica McGoldrick
Watch master family therapist  Monica McGoldrick, MSW, create a genogram on the spot in this live session with a client struggling to understand why he is distancing from his pregnant wife.
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Internal Family Systems Therapy
by Richard Schwartz
Richard Schwartz demonstrates Internal Family Systems Therapy in an actual couples therapy session. Learn to help partners in a couple get to know all parts of themselves so that they can engage more fully in relationship.

Part of the 6-video series: Couples Therapy with the Experts
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Bowenian Family Therapy
by Philip Guerin
Watch Dr. Guerin masterfully conducting a live family therapy session, followed by an illuminating discussion about his innovative and sophisticated approach to Bowenian Family Therapy.

Part of the 10-video series: Family Therapy with the Experts
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Adolescent Family Therapy
by Janet Sasson Edgette
Watch expert adolescent family therapist Janet Sasson Edgette in an actual counseling session with a single mother and her 15-year old daughter.

Part of the 11-video series: Child Therapy with the Experts
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Experiential Therapy
by Augustus Y. Napier
Gus Napier demonstrates Experiential Therapy with a couple whose problems have escalated to a matter of life and death. Watch this master therapist and learn how to authentically engage couples in the here-and-now with interventions that really make a difference.

Part of the 6-video series: Couples Therapy with the Experts
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Blended Family with a Troubled Boy
by Virginia Satir
Watch one of family therapy’s most esteemed pioneers in action! In this engaging video, Virginia Satir helps a blended family of four untangle longstanding parenting and communication issues.

Part of the 5-video series: The Virginia Satir Series
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A Family at the Point of Growth
by Virginia Satir
Hone your clinical skills by watching one of family therapy’s most esteemed personalities in action. In this video, Virginia Satir consults with a family in the aftermath of a teenage brother’s assault of his sister.

Part of the 5-video series: The Virginia Satir Series
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Experiential Family Therapy
by Carl Whitaker
Learn from groundbreaking family therapist Carl Whitaker as he conducts two riveting and instructive initial interviews with a family seeking treatment for their son’s ADHD. You can’t help but be awed and inspired as you watch this true master in action.
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The Essence of Change
by Virginia Satir
Watch renowned psychotherapist Virginia Satir present her pioneering views on the essential ingredients of successful therapy to a group of four students.

Part of the 5-video series: The Virginia Satir Series
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A Step Along the Way: A Family with a Drug Problem
by Virginia Satir
Watch one of family therapy’s most highly regarded pioneers in action! In this video, Virginia Satir firmly but lovingly confronts a large family about their son’s longstanding substance abuse.

Part of the 5-video series: The Virginia Satir Series
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Of Rocks and Flowers: Dealing with the Abuse of Children
by Virginia Satir
Family therapy pioneer Virginia Satir helps a family struggling with separation and abuse in this dynamic, moving session.

Part of the 5-video series: The Virginia Satir Series
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Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice
by John Sommers-Flanagan, PhD & Rita Sommers-Flanagan, PhD
Finally, some examples of the major psychotherapy theories all in one video! John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan present eleven of the best-known approaches to counseling and psychotherapy side-by-side, with real therapy sessions and extensive commentary covering theory, strategy, and effective techniques.
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Families and Mental Illness: Speaking from Experience
by Sane Australia
Hear several caretakers talk candidly about their family members' mental illness and how they have found support in their most challenging times.


Monica McGoldrick on Family Therapy
Renowned family therapist Monica McGoldrick reflects on the heyday of family therapy, the use of genograms, and the importance of culture, gender, and diversity.
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Harry Aponte on Structural Family Therapy
Aponte speaks passionately about the need to see individuals and families in the larger social context, and reflects on his encounters with Sal Minuchin, the role of spirituality in therapy, and the person of the therapist.
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Philip Guerin on Bowenian Family Therapy
Bowenian Family Therapy expert Dr. Philip Guerin discusses the origin and development of his family therapy theories and practices as well as his invention of the Genogram.
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Lynn Ponton on the Challenges and Joys of Working with Teens
Teen expert Lynn Ponton, MD, shares wisdom from over three decades of working with children and adolescents, and describes how technology has changed the life of teenagers and those who work with them.
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Infertility on Both Sides of the Couch
by Wendy Iglehart
A psychotherapist treats a client struggling with infertility while facing it herself.
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Louis Cozolino on the Integration of Neuroscience into Psychotherapy—and its Limitations
Psychologist and neuroscience researcher Louis Cozolino describes the many twists, turns and theoretical orientations he's traversed in his over four decades in the field, the need for psychotherapists to be less passive, and the applications of neuroscience to psychotherapy both now and in the future.
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