Professional Education

Feedback on KST Clinical Training Seminar: Chief Psychologist, Dr. Wayne Ehrisman, wrote saying, “I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your presentation on the Kvebaek Family Sculpting Technique at the Southwest Mental Health Center … was very informative regarding the clinical and theoretical foundations of this technique, and your style of presentation and skillful use of case material provided clear illustrations regarding how it can be applied in clinical practice.” He called it “a breath of fresh air.” From his perspective as a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, he noted the importance of renewing an emphasis on knowledge and training in family systems theory and therapy in current child training programs in departments of Psychology and Psychiatry.

Educators in Schools of Nursing also have an interest in imparting family systems theory and practice to their advanced practice students. A search of the literature will discover articles related to both research and clinical practice in nursing journals. Julie Thorsheim, MSW, has been invited to provide an overview of the Kvebæk Family Sculpture Technique to a class in Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing at the University of Minnesota.

If you are involved in educating our future doctors, nurses, family therapists, psychologists or social workers you may wish to consider including a greater emphasis on family systems in your curriculum. Even one class hour of focus on the Kvebæk Sculpture may provide a significant and engaging addition to the students’ professional education. To explore this further, click the Contact Us link.