Using Family Systems Theory in Psychotherapy

with Monica McGoldrick, LCSW



Learn powerful tools and strategies to resolve impasses with individuals, couples and families:

  • Empower your clients to explore and resolve family-of-origin and relational conflicts that lock them in place.
  • Use contextual factors, e.g. race, gender and culture to help you when you are stuck trying to fix a client's presenting problem. 
  • Utilize genograms to place clients’ presenting problems in a historical and social context.
  • 8 CE Credits included 

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Using Family Systems Theory in Psychotherapy

Course content

Harnessing the Power of Genograms in Psychotherapy

See Monica McGoldrick  masterfully conduct an initial interview with John, a 39-year-old African-American graphic designer who is having marital problems. Observe her step-by-step process of gathering historical information, creating the genogram, and contextualizing the client’s presenting problem within a multigenerational family systems framework.

Couples Therapy: A Family Systems Approach

In a powerful and rarely available clinical follow-up, watch McGoldrick in 6 sessions with John and Barbara, now 12 years married with one child. She explores their current relationship challenges and works with them on intimacy, communication and trust in the context of each of their own family-of-origin relations. 

Assessment and Engagement in Family Therapy

Monica McGoldrick demonstrate over the course of five clinical sessions with the Zapata family, how to integrate specific techniques focused on helping family clients manage not just their presenting issues, but also the systems-oriented background concerns that underlie them.

Test and certificate included

 8 Continuing Education Credits available for licensed professionals, including counselors, social workers, and psychologists. Click here for list of CE Accreditations. 

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8 CE Credits included in the price

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"Monica McGoldrick is a master therapist, who makes her moment-to-moment thinking and action accessible to both beginners and experienced therapists. Using humor, warmth, gentle confrontation, exquisite timing and connection, she weaves the complexities of gender, ethnicity, migration, social class, loss, step-families, adolescence and marriage into a gorgeous tapestry."

Evan Imber-Black, PhD
Program Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Masters' Program, Mercy College

Course materials

-  8 hrs 30 mins of live sessions demonstrating the use of family systems theory with individuals, couples and families
- Multiple commentaries and debriefings to distill McGoldrick's process and deepen your family systems learning experience.
-  Downloadable learning  resources to further your understanding of family systems theory and genogramms
- 8 CE CREDITS included in the price.
- Permanent access to course materials.
- Transcripts of all videos


A $277 value available for $149

8 CE Credits included

Our faculty

Monica McGoldrick

Monica McGoldrick, M.A., LCSW, Ph.D. (Honorary), the Director of the Multicultural Family Institute is also Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and recipient of many awards, including the American Family Therapy Academy Award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice. She has written and spoken widely on a variety of topics including culture, class, gender, the family life cycle, loss, genograms, remarried families, and siblings. Three of her books have become best-selling classics: The Changing Family Life Cycle , Ethnicity and Family Therapy, and Genograms: Assessment and Intervention. 

Victor Yalom, PhD

Victor Yalom, PhD is the founder, CEO, and resident cartoonist of He is a licensed psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience, and has conducted workshops in existential-humanistic and group therapy in the US, Mexico, and China. He has produced over 60 training videos in psychotherapy, counseling, and addictions treatment.

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