For over twenty years, the Michigan Family Institute has provided training for professionals both locally and internationally. Below is a partial list of the training programs that we have provided to agencies, hospitals, professional associations and clinicians.

One and Two-Day Workshops

Practical skill-building workshops on a variety of subjects such as Violent and Aggressive Adolescents, Violent and Resistant Couples, Brief Therapy and Transforming Resistance.

Intensive Live-Supervision Trainings

One-day, bi-weekly or monthly sessions of live supervision of actual cases utilizing a one-way mirror, didactic material, training tapes and case consultations.

Agency Consultation and In-Service

Seminars, case consultation, and management consultation is provided for agencies looking to improve effectiveness of short-term therapy and efficiency of clinical and management teams.

Individual Case Consultation

Individually tailored consultation for helping professionals is provided in-person, by telephone or on-line.

Supervision of Supervision

Training in Supervision skills includes live supervision of supervisory sessions. Supervision is also available for those seeking to become Approved Supervisors or Clinical Members of AAMFT.

Speaking Engagements

Our staff members are available to speak to professional groups, schools, churches and community groups on a variety of topics and will customize a message to the specific needs of the group.
Below are just a few of the workshops and topics offered.

Taking Charge of Difficult Adolescents

This powerful presentation is tailored to professionals or parents who are struggling with difficult teen problems. We outline ways for the adults to regain benevolent authority while helping teens to relax their need for control and regain their childhood.

Systemic Foster Care Training

This one-day training for professionals focuses on organizing the system to work more efficiently and effectively to harness the strengths of parents and various workers
in the foster care system.

Storytelling as an Aid to Healing

In this half-day workshop for professionals we teach participants how to effectively use stories with children, adults and families to aid in healing or re-creating their life path. Areas include grief and loss, being different, foster care and other significant issues.

Warning Signs – Youth Anti-Violence Initiative

This program includes a very powerful video and follow-up discussion aimed at adolescents and/or their parents on teen violence in schools. This is free of charge and appropriate for schools, churches, PTA meetings and other youth/parent settings.

Other talks

We offer a number of topics designed to address specific needs including Anger Management, Non-chemical Solutions to ADHD, Parenting Gifted Children, Child Management, Parenting through Divorce, Children of Entitlement and Healing Sexual Abuse.