Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, AFTERNOON PROGRAM - "Collaborative Systemic Treatment of Family Violence" (3CE)

  • 02 Dec 2017
  • 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (National Heritage Museum) 33 Marrett Rd. Lexington, MA 02421


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  December 2nd, 2017

Mary Jo Barrett, MSW
Afternoon Program
"Collaborative Systemic Treatment  of  Family Violence" (3CE)



This program will illustrate the role of systemic interventions when violence either previously was, or currently is, happening in the family.  In role plays with volunteers, Ms. Barrett will demonstrate how to integrate the specific interventions she introduced in the morning program.

Her model is a collaborative, resilience-oriented approach which helps families create healing plans that can provide lasting change.  She will give particular attention to how the therapist can work systemically, while  remaining  attuned and  co-creating secure, safe attachment with the family system.

Attendance at the morning program is a prerequisite for this  afternoon event.

Box lunches are available to pre-order for an additional $11.00


Mary Jo Barrett, MSW

Mary Jo Barrett is the Executive Director and founder of The Center for Contextual Change, Ltd. She holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois Jane Addams School of Social Work and has been  on the faculties of The  University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, The Chicago Center For Family Health, and the Family Institute of Northwestern University. Previously, Ms. Barrett was the Clinical Director of Midwest Family Resource and has been working in the field of family violence since 1974.

Ms. Barrett’s newest book, Treating Complex Trauma: A Relational Blueprint for Collaboration and Change, co-authored by Linda Stone Fish, published in June 2014. She has also  coauthored two books with Dr. Terry Trepper: Incest: A Multiple Systems Perspective and The Systemic Treatment of Incest: A Therapeutic Handbook. She co-created the Collaborative Change Model, a highly successful contextual model of therapy used to transform the lives of those impacted by abuse and/or traumatic events.  Her passion is teaching and supporting clinicians to recognize their own resources in order to  help clients discover their own resources.

Her trainings and published works focus on the teaching of the Collaborative Change Model,  treatment for: family and couple violence; Complex Trauma; adult survivors of sexual abuse and trauma; eating disorders; couple therapy; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Compassion Fatigue.

Ms. Barrett provides consultations, workshops, courses and other training opportunities nationally and internationally to clinicians, social service professionals, lawyers, mental health staffs, psychotherapists, residential treatment facilities and governmental agencies.  Ms. Barrett founded the Family Dialogue Project, a mediation program which strives to redefine relationships within families that have been impacted by allegations of abuse or differences that appear irreconcilable.  Mary Jo’s dedication is to help those in which she works, both clients and professionals, to  find peaceful nonviolent resources, in order to manage the complexity of their lives

Cancellation Policy for events: No refund is given if cancellation request is received within 1 week of event date. Prior to 1 week of event date a full refund will be made.
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