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MACFT on the Move

December 20, 2018

Dr. Christie Eppler, professor and Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy program director presented "The Resilient Family Therapist" at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy's 2018 National Conference in Louisville, KY. Her presentation explored how Couples and Family Therapists can augment their self-care practices by using components of resiliency theory. Resiliency is a process of thriving, coping, and mediating risk by focusing on strengths, resources, and the positives. Dr. Eppler's presentation included several narrative therapy theory-based activities that clinicians can use to enhance their own and clients' strength-based self-care practices (e.g., describing a metaphor that illustrates your resiliency as a therapist).