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Ethical Dilemmas in Family Therapy: Multiple Relationships Within the Family System

  • October 28, 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Zoom



This LIVESTREAM Virtual webinar has been approved for 3 CEUS that meet the Ethical requirement for the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.  After the 28th of October, this webinar will be available as a pre-recorded webinar. If you watch the pre-recorded webinar, please email info@mamft.net upon completion to receive your evaluation and CEU certificate.

Ethical Dilemmas in Family Therapy: Multiple Relationships within the Family System with Kirsten Lind Seal, PhD, LMFT  

co-hosted with the New England Association For Family and Systemic Therapy (NEAFAST)

Bio: Kirsten Lind Seal, PhD is Adjunct Associate Professor of MFT at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, where she teaches Ethics and Arts Therapies. Her research has been published in the Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, the Journal of Couple and Family Relationships, and Psychology Today.  She has published multiple case studies in the Psychotherapy Networker. She presents locally, nationally and internationally and has done multiple webinars during the pandemic. She maintains a completely virtual private practice and appears biweekly on WCCO (CBS) TV’s Midmorning show in Relationship Reboot, a segment dealing with relationships.

Description: This webinar discusses processes for handling multiple relationships with family members in family therapy, such as when and how to (or not to) provide solo and dyadic sessions, adding in or subtracting family members into the system, and knowing when we are getting pulled into the family system ourselves.

During this interactive workshop, participants will be invited to explore and discuss various ethical dilemmas that arise while working with family systems.  Specific situations common to in-home family therapy, as well situations that arise during family work in clinics or in private practice will also be addressed. The use of Structural Family Therapy interventions and theoretical frameworks will be presented for discussion and a range of ethical issues will be considered.


  1. Name three reasons multiple relationships within the family can be problematic.
  2. Explain three common dilemmas found while doing in-home therapy.
  3. Define and practice three Structural Family Therapy interventions which will help to mitigate the above ethical dilemmas.

*Please note that online registration will close on Monday October 3rd.  After that time, an increased walk-in registration fees will be assessed-$100 for Thursday only and $250 for Friday regardless of membership status so don't forget to register early!

*There will be a mother's room available for nursing mothers.  Please stop by the registration desk and we can give you the key.

*Please email Megan executivedirector@mamft.net if you have any other requests for any accommodations due to accessibility issues.

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