All in the Family: Deepening Skills and Practice in Working with Families

October 27, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Social Work Building, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027

Event Organizer

Office of Professional Education (SWOPE)

About the Workshop

This workshop provides participants with a conceptual frame and clinical tools for effective work with families. Participants will learn how to conceptualize the family as a system, paying close attention to relational dynamics and patterns of interaction. This will help social workers reframe and broaden their understanding of the problems many families experience. Under the guidance of Walter Vega, LCSW, an expert on families and a 2004 alumnus of our School, Participants will learn the effective interviewing skills necessary for working with families as well as techniques for addressing issues including parent-child conflict, school problems, and communication impasses. The training will place an emphasis on how social locators such as race, gender identity, immigration status, and culture exert an influence on family relationships and the worker-client relationship.

For more information, including workshop learning objectives and full presenter bio, please see the listing on Eventbrite.

Workshop Fees

Registration Fee + 6.5 CEs

Group Registration Fee (for 5 or more attendees) + 6.5 CEs

CSSW Alumni Registration Fee* + 6.5 CEs

*Alumni, please email for promotional code. Your email should contain your name when you attended CSSW, and the year you graduated.

Cancellation policy: Fees will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee if written notification is received by the Office of Professional Excellence up to two weeks prior to the workshop date.

Columbia School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. Provider #SW- 0021


Please contact Interested in other upcoming continuing education workshops? Click here.