Power matters in families. In some families, it's the one thing they fight for and fight about more than any other. We all understand the importance of power intuitively, but that's not the same as being able to use that knowledge to produce lasting change. Angela Caldwell is an expert family therapist. In this course, she helps you master the important skill of identifying a family's power structure in actionable ways. Case examples bring the process to life.
You don’t need buy-in from every member of a family for family therapy to work. You need buy-in from the most powerful members of the family. Mastering the process of family mapping can help identify its power structure, leading to clear avenues for intervention to effectively produce change. This course describes the principles and process of family mapping, and walks through multiple case examples to demonstrate the process.
1 Hour CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive)
Identify at least two differences between a genogram and a family map
Identify at least three qualities about family relationships that can be observed on a family map
Create a basic family map for clinical use
1. About family maps
a. Differences from genograms
c. Useful elements
d. The second part of mapping
2. Case examples
a. Powerful family of origin
b. Recovering from grief
d. Utilization of knowledge
Format and Length:
Recorded video format (non-interactive). Total running time 61 minutes.
Intermediate. This course assumes graduate-level knowledge of common family structures and their range of impacts on functioning.
To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz. Learners are expected to complete the quiz within a reasonable number of attempts, and may be blocked from completing the course and receiving their certificate if unable to do so.
Completion Quiz and Course Evaluation:
After watching course videos, the course completion quiz will be available to complete, followed by the course evaluation.
Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, counselors, masters or doctoral level clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.
Publication and Review Dates:
Course Published: January 6, 2020
Course Reviewed: October 29, 2020
Financial Support Statement:
SimplePractice Learning pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
There is no outside commercial support for this course. The presenter discloses a family relationship with the Education Director. In accordance with our policy, the Education Director is recused from all Curriculum Committee decision-making involving this course. Decisions about content approval are made at the Curriculum Committee level.
For any inquiries related to subject matter guidance, correction, grading, comments, or problem resolution please contact us.
Please ensure your device meets our system requirements.
Continuing Education Approvals:
SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 1 hour of continuing education (1 CE credit) for psychologists.
SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
SimplePractice, #1749, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Simple Practice maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/06/2020 – 07/06/2021. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education credit in the Clinical topic area.
SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0582.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0300.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0091.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0206.
SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Social Work CE Provider Number 7678.
This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.