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North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision - Fall 2016 Conference
October 20-22 - Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
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Thursday, October 20 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Influence of Education on Stepfamily Counseling -#203

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There are many factors that impact the way people view stepfamilies. Stepfamily success is dependent on establishing roles and responsibilities that work within the new family. The expected roles of a nuclear family do not apply to stepparents. There is a need for clear, concrete roles for each person within the blended family; however these do not exist based on social or legal norms. / Given that the United States has the highest remarriage rate in the world, the stepfamily structure merits the attention of clinicians. The therapeutic techniques from a traditional family do not work on stepfamilies. Focusing on the developmental cycles of the members of a stepfamily teach the members how to problem solve while getting their needs met, thus resulting in a successful family unit. 

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Ashley Cosentino

Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Thursday October 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
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