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When: Thursday Feb 22, 2018
Where: ETSU Basler Center for Physical Activity-Multipurpose Room
1244 Jack Vest Drive
Johnson City, TN  37614

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NASWTN-Northeast Branch Monthly Meeting


Date:  Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time:  6-8:00 pm

Location with address:

ETSU Basler Center for Physical Activity-Multipurpose Room

1244 Jack Vest Drive

Johnson City, TN  37614


Title of Workshop: Using Family Sculpting in Group Supervision

Number of Continuing Education Units Offered: Two (2)

Presenter(s) Name:  J. Graham Disque, Ph.D.

Biographical Information for Presenter: Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1992.  Tenured Professor, Department of Human Development and Learning, East Tennessee State University. Professional interests include: a systems approach to school counseling, body-centered therapies (Hakomi and PBSP), equine-assisted learning and therapy, Wilber’s model of integral consciousness, and non-dual approaches to spirituality.

Workshop Description:

This experiential workshop will demonstrate how to utilize Family Constellation Theory to create an exploratory group supervision practice. Participants will be introduced to basic family constellation concepts and learn how to use them to lead supervisees. To bring these concepts to life, a volunteer from the group will present information about a client they are working with.  They will be directed to sculpt the client’s life context (client system) using other volunteer members of the workshop as representatives.  Once the representatives are in place, the presenter will facilitate the movements and expressions of the representatives to reveal the systemic influences that are limiting the client’s well-being, as well as those that could be supportive of new possibilities.  After the client system representatives “de-roll,” they will share their experience.  The systemic concepts presented earlier will then be reviewed as they were revealed in the family constellation of the client’s life.  Lastly, how to integrate the insights revealed will be discussed with the volunteer originally presenting the case.

Learning Objectives:

1.       Participants will demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts of Family Constellation Theory.

2.       Participants will demonstrate an understanding of how to use basic concepts of Family Constellation Theory in group supervision.

3.       Participants will practice using family sculpting as a group supervision tool.

4.       Participants will use a case study to develop insight into how systemic influences limit client well-being.

5.       Participants will develop insight into their own family system via parallel processing.


Cost of Workshop:  NASW members, $0; Non-members $20; Students $0

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