Intermediate Family Systems Practical Seminar – Live


This is a post-graduate ‘practical’ seminar with a mixture of case consultation and intermediate instruction in Family Systems Theory and Practice. This seminar is for clinicians who wish to expand and enhance their understanding and utilization of “whole family therapy” in their clinical work. It is expected that most or all participants have a basic understanding of Family Systems Therapy as a therapeutic model. The didactic (live instruction) portion of the seminar will consist of six (6) 120-minute meetings to supervision/consultation on whole family therapy by reviewing and discussing recorded family therapy sessions.

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Course Information


Seminar Expectations

This seminar is a closed supervision group, meaning once it starts, no other participants will be allowed to join until after the 6 meetings are completed. The meetings will consist of 60 minutes of live review of family therapy sessions, and 60 minutes of consultation for cases brought by participants. Each participant is required to sign a confidentiality agreement (provided after registration is complete).

For best results, this seminar needs at minimum four participants and no more than ten participants.

The seminar will meet via zoom (the link is provided after registration is complete).

Payment Options

The cost of this seminar is $90/hour and all funds will be deposited into the Aspen Grove Family Therapy client scholarship account. This account is used both within the clinic and in select cases for outside providers to offset the cost of therapy for families and couples who have a financial hardship that could limit their utilization of couple or family therapy. Attendance at all meetings is expected, be sure to check the schedule for meeting times and days.

A refund of payments is not available unless the participant knows the family or individuals who have been recorded and must withdraw from the seminar due to ethical reasons, or the minimum of four participants is not reached before the first meeting day. No other exceptions will be made. Be sure to check your schedule in advance to determine your ability to attend all sessions.

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  • Enrollment in this course closed on 01/19/2024.
  • Enrollment has closed because the maximum number of allowed students has been reached.

This seminar can only accommodate 10 participants. Enroll now to ensure your ability to participate.

About “CE” Credit

While this seminar is not technically a “CE” course, many professional licensing boards would count it toward “CE” education credit. As such, each participant will receive a “Completion Certificate” documenting dates and times when you attended in the case that you might be able to apply it toward CE credit. A sample of applicable laws are below:






IDAPA & (c)

IDAPA & (c)



R156-60-105(6) and (7)

R156-60-105(6) and (7)

R156-60-105(6) and (7)


WAC 246-809-610(5)

WAC 246-809-610(5)

WAC 246-809-610(5)

If applicable, this seminar would count toward 6 CE credits since the other hours are considered supervision (which in some states could count toward CE credit).

Dr. Whitehead Dr. Whitehead Author

About the instructor

Michael Whitehead, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S received his MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University and his PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Michigan State University. Dr. Whitehead is passionate about “whole family therapy”, wherein as many family members as possible come to each therapy session. His experience in using whole family therapy and his training in classical family therapy are hallmarks of his work, writing, research, and training. Dr. Whitehead is a Clinical Fellow, an Approved Supervisor, and recipient of the Certificate of Leadership from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). He has authored or co-authored various research articles and book chapters on topics ranging from treating children with Family Therapy, to research methods in family therapy. He was a founding board member of the Systemic Perspective Across the Lifespan Topic Interest Network with AAMFT, was a board member of the Idaho Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, is a board member for the Coalition of Associations for Systemic Therapy (COAST-MFT) and is a Distinguished Core Part-Time Professor at National University (formerly Northcentral University – NCU) where he teaches and supervises graduate students in the Marriage and Family Therapy department. For more information about Dr. Whitehead and his credentials, please request a CV from him at:

Seminar Schedule

Supervision Group DateVideo Topic
Friday, January 19, 2024
11:00am to 1:00pm (Mountain Time)
Content vs. Process
Friday, February 02, 2024
11:00am to 1:00pm (Mountain Time)
Mulit-Directional Partiality
Friday, February 16, 2024
11:00am to 1:00pm (Mountain Time)
Friday, March 01, 2024
11:00am to 1:00pm (Mountain Time)
Family Sculpt
Friday, March 15, 2024
11:00am to 1:00pm (Mountain Time)
Family Structure/Family Game
Friday, April 05, 2024
11:00am to 1:00pm (Mountain Time)

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  • Enrollment in this course closed on 01/19/2024.
  • Enrollment has closed because the maximum number of allowed students has been reached.

This seminar can only accommodate 10 participants. Enroll now to ensure your ability to participate.

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What Others Have Said

Hugely helpful.
By: hhinkle1212

It's been a long time since I've attended a training so holistically focused on family systems. Invigorating! The training increased my self-of-the-therapist awareness, as well as my practice skills in applying theory with interventions.

So valuable…
By: Anonymous Reviewer

I'm just beginning doing family therapy and even though I had a lot of classes and training in family systems, I learned so much in this seminar. Dr. Whitehead walked us through a whole family therapy case and demonstrated how to use some of these theories that can sometimes be difficult to put into practice. I really benefited from the supervision portion of the seminar where we talked about our own cases in the context of the topic we just discussed.

The best workshop ever…
By: Anonymous Reviewer

I have attended many workshops and seminars on family systems therapy. This was very in-depth and super helpful at providing me the actual tools and insights I needed to feel confident conducting family therapy. Thank you!

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