Three Positive Assumptions When Working with Maltreating Families

The premise of the mandated reporting requirements is straightforward: children who are abused can be protected once a report is made. Often, mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect is a clinician’s only preparation for working with maltreatment. However, when clinicians enter the workforce, they often encounter a different reality. Despite mandated reporting, children often […]

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Bringing Systems Theory to the Forefront of Mental Health Agencies

Sign up for our 2017 MAMFT In-Home Therapy Symposium on October 20 in Holyoke, which supports therapists at in-home therapy agencies, including Nieshia Whittingham, IHT therapist at South Bay in Dorchester. Systems theory is an essential part of understanding relational concepts. As an aspiring LMFT and Sex Therapist, I was fortunate enough to have it […]

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The Development and Use of Genograms as a Family intervention

Sign up for our 2017 MAMFT In-Home Therapy Symposium on October 20 in Holyoke. This blog post is written by Kristin Broderick, LMFT, a supervisor at The Guidance Center in Somerville. To a family therapist, genograms are a unique intervention intentionally used in family sessions to elicit themes, patterns, and an overall ‘bigger picture’ perspective […]

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Using Supervision Contracts

Sign up for our 2017 MAMFT In-Home Therapy Symposium on October 20 in Holyoke. This blog post is written by presenter Jeremiah Gibson, LMFT. It’s the end of hiring season, the three month period that my agency, South Bay (and, I presume, a lot of other agencies) primarily uses to replenish their workforce with recently […]

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Little Murders: When Children are Full of Revenge

Sign up for our 2017 MAMFT In-Home Therapy Symposium on October 20 in Holyoke. This blog post is written by presenter Howard Wolfe, LMFT. On October 20th, I’ll be presenting a workshop at the MAMFT’s annual In Home Therapy Symposium. The workshop will be about how children can destroy family life through “little murders.” They […]

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In-Home Therapy: An All-Inclusive Approach

What makes In Home Therapy (IHT) so unique from all other therapies? How is In-Home Therapy different than other home-based therapies? In-Home Therapy is unique from other home based therapies in that it incorporates the skills of two clinical professional clinicians and not just one clinician in the home doing therapy. It allows the clinicians […]

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What Makes It Family Therapy

In the early 1900’s, Freud saw young women in his practice that claimed to have suffered incest. He decided that they were fabricating these stories and treated them for mental illness, and in the process, created a treatment modality that focused on personality and not relationships. When we seek to help a troubled child, too […]

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Perspective Taking and In-Home Therapy

In home therapy provides unique opportunities for families to utilize skills in the moment. For example, in home teams at Y.O.U., Inc. work on social competency strategies with families, leading to families developing stronger relationship bonds through focus on understanding and practicing skills related to perspective taking.  The teams have used the four steps of […]

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Interview with Dr. Bill Doherty

The reality is that MAMFT could have had Dr. Bill Doherty present on a dozen different topics. Interested in improving your couples therapy and relational skills? Doherty’s book Take Back Your Marriage now has a second edition, where he helps couples develop their own narrative, boundaries with negative family members and friends, and intentional couple […]

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Family Centered Treatment

Our 2015 Annual Conference is less than two months away, and this year, we’re excited to have eight breakout workshops during the afternoon portion, including Family Centered Treatment®, a Nationally Recognized, Evidence-Based Practice created by Clinicians for Clinician, hosted by Kristen Tripp of Massachusetts MENTOR. This article was published in our 2015 Annual Newsletter.   […]

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