Supporting the Blending Work of Blended Families Using Structural Family Therapy

Webinar

2 CE Hours Approved by NBCC

“Supporting the Blending Work of Blended Families Using Structural Family Therapy”

Tabitha Schlatter, EdS, LPC, MHSP
Private Practitioner, PhD student

Location

Online

Presentation Date/Time

Friday, March 26
12:00-2:00pm (CST)

The blended family has become increasingly prevalent in our society. It has transitioned from an alternative family type to one of common occurrence with over 50% of U.S. families being remarried or recoupled. Other pertinent statistics tell us the average length of marriage in the U.S. is seven years and there are 1,300 new stepfamilies that are formed every day.

The information has been compiled from multiple sources and a developmental process perspective will be used to:

  1. Highlight the unique challenges faced by blended families
  2. Explore the presence/absence of specific factors in the development of strong bonds within blended families, and
  3. Apply the approaches of Structural Family Therapy in a clinical setting to assist blended families in strengthening relationships.
  4. A discussion of the roles of ritual and leisure in the development of strong blended family bonds will be included in the presentation.

Workshop Objectives

  1. Describe the challenges that are unique to blended families.
  2. Restate how ritual, leisure, and certain family dynamics promote strong bonds in blended families.
  3. Apply the approaches of Structural Family Therapy when working with blended families to help strengthen relationships.

About the Speaker

Tabitha Schlatter, EdS, LPC, MHSP
Private Practitioner, PhD student

Ms. Schlatter has over 12 years experience as a counselor and has worked in private practice for approximately five years. She is licensed in Tennessee as a School Counselor as well as a Professional Counselor. She serves as a Regional Representative with TLPCA and represents the Upper Cumberland region. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Counseling and Supervision at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN.

Presenter Contact

If you any questions, please contact Tabitha Schlatter.

TLPCA Contact

If you any questions, please contact Tabitha Schlatter.