Structural family therapy is a great entry point into family work, especially if your initial training in families was minimal. Jon Kramer takes powerful systemic concepts and makes them immediately applicable in this interview.
"Homeostasis is a powerful thing because there's great comfort in it. Even if there's a lot of pain and a lot of misery." Jon Kramer, LCSW only works with couples and families. In this interview with John Webber and RJ Thomas, he describes how he uses structural work to break homeostasis and create lasting change. Topics include the role of symptoms, breaking homeostasis, structural therapy goals, secrets in therapy, and more.
Audio format (non-interactive); 70 minutes
Identify the primary vehicle of change in structural family therapy.
Describe structural methods of creating change even in "stuck" families.
Defend a new conceptualization of how therapists should handle secrets in family therapy.