Working with Families Online: From Theory to Practice


This event will be live on December 8th, 2023. 9:00am-12:00pm Eastern Time

Working with families in psychotherapy contexts can be challenging. The transition to online service delivery has made things even more complex. Nevertheless, many clients present to clinical settings with requests for family therapy and a virtual format of delivery. Unfortunately, the transition to online services, fuelled by the pandemic and rapid expansion of telehealth, has outpaced research and clinical training models.

The purpose of this webinar is to support clinicians in the development of clinical skills in providing interventions for children, youth, and families in online settings. The following learning objectives will be covered:

  • Identify how family therapy differs from child psychotherapy with caregiver support.
  • Understand what adaptations need to be made for online child and family therapy.
  • Explore models of family therapy that are most amenable to online delivery.
  • Consider which clients are the most suitable candidates for online family therapy.
  • Develop familiarity with Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) for online settings.

Those who view the live or recorded webinar will be eligible to obtain continuing education credits. Earn 3 Continuing Education (CE) credits from the Canadian Psychological Association for attending this event.

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Presenter information

Dr. Dillon Browne

Dr. Dillon Browne is the Canada Research Chair in Child and Family Clinical Psychology, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Browne also holds an Ontario Early Researcher Award from the Ministry for Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade. He is the founder and principal investigator of the Family Psycle Lab, where he leads an international program of research designed to promote child and family health in the context of rapid technological innovation. Dr. Browne is a registered clinical psychologist in Ontario, with competency in children, adolescents and families. He provides family therapy and psychotherapy to many children and families in Ontario and is also heavily involved in clinical training and supervision for the next generation of clinicians.

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