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Experience and learning from using Single Session Family Consultation (SSFC) in Te Whatu Ora AOD and Adult Mental Health Services.

March 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Single Session Family Consultation (SSFC) is a model using a brief process for engaging and meeting with families and whānau which keeps the tangata whaiora in charge of the process. It aims to clarify how the family or whānau will be involved in the care or support of their loved one and identifies ways to address their needs as a whānau.

Join Melissa Roberts, Family Advisor and Clinical Supervisor, Auckland Regional Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS), and Leigh Murray, Family Whānau advisor Te Toka Tumai Auckland to learn about how SSFC works to provide better care for both people using their services and their whānau. Melissa and Leigh, both SSFC trained, will share how SSCF is being implemented in both AOD and adult mental health settings. If you are interested in the SSCF model this is the perfect opportunity to ask questions to people facilitating it.

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This is a wānanga style session. It is an informal space where you can ask questions and contribute safely with peers. 

SSFC training in Aotearoa

Training in SSFC provides a real opportunity for our mental health and addiction workforce to increase their knowledge and skills in partnering with families and whānau. Current evidence indicates that families, whānau, and tāngata whai ora experience SSFC as helpful, with indications that it can also improve outcomes (Hopkins et al, (1) 2016; Poon et al, (2) 2017).

SSCF training in Aotearoa is delivered by Whāraurau the workforce centre for infant, child, and adolescent mental health and/or alcohol and other drug sector (ICAMH/AOD). It is important to note that this training is open to everyone working one-to-one with whaiora in any setting in the wider mental health and addiction sector. Please visit the Whāraurau SSFC website for more information and training details.

(1) Hopkins et al (2016). Single sessions family therapy in youth mental health: Can it help? Australasian Psychiatry, 25(2)
(2) Poon AWC, Harvey C, Fuzzard S, O’Hanlon B (2017). Implementing a family-inclusive practice model in youth mental health services in Australia. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2017 Oct 20. doi: 10.111eip.12505 Epub



March 21
9:30 am - 10:30 am




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