The Moth and The Fly, The Friendly Forest and the Island – Part 2

Presenter: Adam Guss, LSCW

Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016

Time: 10 am – 12 pm | 2 CEs

Location: Philadelphia, PA (Center City)

Program Description:
The Fables of Edwin Friedman in Two Parts

Edwin Friedman was a family therapist that lived and worked in Washington D.C. during the time of Murray Bowen and the first generation of Bowen Family Systems Theory practitioners. His book Friedman's Fables uses the form of fables to teach systems thinking.

This workshop will use the oral tradition of learning and present several of his fables for examination and discussion. Rabbi Friedman also provides a question guide to stimulate the process of differentiation.

Part one will include The Bridge, A Nervous Condition and The First Family. (This was presented in Fall 2015.)
Part two will include The Moth and The Fly, The Friendly Forest and the Island.

Participants may elect to attend only one session if desired.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The eight principles of BFST will be identified by participants.
  2. The creative aspect of fable and theory will be explored as applied to clinical work.
  3. Participants will formulate awareness of the interplay between anxiety and differentiation in family of origin.

About the Presenter:
Adam Guss MSS,LCSW is in full time psychotherapy practice and is also a workshop presenter on the themes:  love, anger, BFST, and creative mandala work.

Cancellation Policy:
PSCSW Members: There is a $5 non refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program.
Non Members: There is a $10 non refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program.

No refund will be issued if less than 48 hours notice is given for this program.

This program is presented and hosted by PSCSW members. Both the presenter and host put a lot of time and preparation to make sure that attendees are receiving a wonderful program and feel welcome at the program. Just as in your professional life when someone cancels last minute, it has an impact on you. Please be cognizant of this when you register for this program.

Continuing Education Credits:
For Pennsylvania Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors: This program is approved for credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36).

For New Jersey Social Workers: This program is approved for credits.  Programs or courses approved by boards that license social work practice in other states are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)10).

PSCSW Members: Please login to register and see discounted member pricing for this event. 

  • April 3, 2016
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm