Sheppard Pratt is pleased to present the 2019 Social Work Lecture Series.
On Tuesday, December 3, join us for "Using the Power of Families in the Healing Process," presented by Holly Slapinski, LCSW-C, Family Therapist at The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore, MD.
About this lecture:
This lecture will provide a blueprint of some basic concepts of family relationships and build upon these to demonstrate the reciprocity between the family member’s diagnosis and patterns of family interaction. Particular attention will be paid to mental illness and substance abuse.
After attending this lecture, participants should be able to:
- Outline the fundamental concepts of family systems theory.
- Demonstrate the reciprocal relationship between the illness of a family member and patterns of family interaction, particularly as it manifests in cases of mental illness and substance abuse.
- Identify strategies of working within a family system to design an effective plan for continued recovery after discharge from a psychiatric hospital facility.