Remarried couples who present for counselling often experience issues with unresolved loss of the first marriage as well as massive adjustment to the complex systems involved in blended families. First and second families are different and it is not always possible to re-establish the “closed boundaries” of the nuclear family in the second family. The couple needs to form a primary unit as well as maintain important relationships with their own children. Finding this balance of building the new couple relationship as well as growing relationships with their own individual children may be a difficult and at times overwhelming undertaking. In this one day workshop we look at some of the numerous difficulties a blended family goes through and explore ways of helping them deal with these difficulties.
- A minimum requirement to attend this training is the Basic Counselling Skills 1 and 2 trainings or a recognized Basic Counselling skills training.
- Recognition of non FAMtrac trainings will be considered on an individual basis.
- This Workshop will be applied for Continual Professional Development (CPD) points from the South African Council for Social Service Profession (SACSSP).
- Please view our CPD guidelines.
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By the end of this training participants should be able to:
- Identify the characteristics, tasks and major difficulties of blended families
- Identify the specific issue affecting remarried couples
- Asses and identify the dimensions of family function with the blended family
- Describe the process of pre-blended family counselling
- Demonstrate through role play the steps of pre-blended family counselling
- Characteristics, tasks and difficulties of Blended families
- Issues affecting remarried couples
- Assessment template for the dimensions of family functioning
- Stages of Pre-family counselling