Application of Medical Family Therapy in a Primary Care Setting
with Susan Pfau, LMFT, RPT and Lisa Zak Hunter, PhD, LMFT
Live Stream Thursday November 8th 1-2:30p CST
*This webinar has 1.5 CEUs approved by the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.
*it is recommended that you either have some basic knowledge of Medical Family Therapy or have participated in the webinar "Introduction to Medical Family Therapy: Theory & Concepts" in the Training Series prior to taking this course
Presenters' Bios: M. Susan Pfau, LMFT, is a behavioral health predoctoral intern at St. John's Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program (2022-23). Her career goals are to provide behavioral health for patients across their lifespan in an integrated medical setting in the Twin Cities, supervise LMFTs pursuing licensure, and become a faculty member at a higher education institution. Susan specializes in diagnosis and management of mental health in ages 0-5. She is pursuing a PhD in Medical Family Therapy at Northcentral University.
Dr. Lisa Zak-Hunter is an LMFT and clinical fellow with AAMFT. She serves as the Director of Behavioral Health at St. John's Family Medicine Residency with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota. In this role, she works in a primary care clinic as part of an integrated care team that includes resident and faculty physicians, medical students, behavioral health, pharmacy, social work, and nursing. Dr. Zak-Hunter is passionate about medical family therapy (MedFT), integrated behavioral healthcare, family-centered care, residency education, provider wellbeing, and culturally responsive trauma-informed care. She has published, presented, and taught in these areas for over a decade. She is a founder and chair of the Medical Family Therapy Consortium, a national group of MedFT practitioners, academics, and advisors working together to advance the field through self-promotion, training/education, and workforce development.
Description: This workshop will be on the application of Medical Family Therapy in a primary care setting. We will cover integrative care with medical professionals and family therapists with a primary focus on communication between disciplines, and the incorporation of diverse family and cultural illness beliefs in healthcare.
· Gain an understanding of communication between medical professionals and medical family therapists.
· Understanding the application of family systems lens in a primary care setting and therapy methods for integrated care settings.