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Adult Siblings:
A Hidden Resource in Individual and couples' therapy

The relationship between brothers and sisters, who are about four years of age, has been called a “first marriage,” since they are each other’s first peer relationship.  During this time, they learn (or don’t learn) to start, resolve, and avoid fights; to compete, save face, negotiate, cooperate; to go back and forth between loving and fighting; to know when to exert power and when to withdraw or rely on other skills such as humor, manipulation, blackmail, tattling, bartering, silence. 

Our clients bring these learned (or not learned) skills from childhood to their adult lives, transferring them onto their love and work relationships.   Three core issues explain this: frozen images, crystallized roles, and unhealthy loyalty.  Further, old unresolved childhood issues sometimes lead to behavioral problems that have an unconscious “message” to siblings.  This workshop will professionals recognize and determine ideas for how to incorporate these hidden resources in their treatment of individuals and couples.

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Adult Siblings:
A Hidden Resource in Individual and couples' therapy

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 5:30 PM America/New_York
$59.99 Dr. Karen Gail Lewis

The relationship between brothers and sisters, who are about four years of age, has been called a “first marriage,” since they are each other’s first peer relationship.  During this time, they learn (or don’t learn) to start, resolve, and avoid fights; to compete, save face, negotiate, cooperate; to go back and forth between loving and fighting; to know when to exert power and when to withdraw or rely on other skills such as humor, manipulation, blackmail, tattling, bartering, silence. 

Our clients bring these learned (or not learned) skills from childhood to their adult lives, transferring them onto their love and work relationships.   Three core issues explain this: frozen images, crystallized roles, and unhealthy loyalty.  Further, old unresolved childhood issues sometimes lead to behavioral problems that have an unconscious “message” to siblings.  This workshop will professionals recognize and determine ideas for how to incorporate these hidden resources in their treatment of individuals and couples.

About the Presenter

Dr Karen Gail Lewis, EdD, MSW, has been practicing as a marriage and family therapist for over 40 years, in both Washington, DC and in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the author of several books including Siblings: The Ghost of Childhood that Haunt Your Love and Work and Why Don’t You Understand? A Gender Relationship Dictionary. Dr. Lewis lectures both nationally and internationally on a wide range of topics, focusing on family and couples’ relationships, women’s friendships, and adult siblings. She has been interviewed by dozens of newspapers and magazines including, the New York Times, Woman’s World, Cincinnati Enquirer, Cosmopolitan, the Boston Globe, Psychology today, and the Washington Post. Dr. Lewis has taught at Johns Hopkins Medical School, Catholic University in Washington DC, and other Universities and has been on the editorial boards of four professional journals.

This workshop Offers 3 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

Adult Siblings:
A Hidden Resource in Individual and couples' therapy

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 5:30 PM America/New_York

Presenter: Dr. Karen Gail Lewis

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Course Length: 3 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to recognize frozen images, crystallized roles, and unhealthy loyalty (the Ghosts).
  2. Participants will be able to recognize sibling transferences in their clients
  3. Participants will be able to identify client's symptoms that may be subtly or unconsciously related to a sibling.
  4. recognize if siblings are a part of a client’s problem or if they can be part of the solution
  5. Recognize client’s sibling transferences in love and at work
  6. Prepare clients’ for involving siblings

This workshop Offers 3 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

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The relationship between brothers and sisters, who are about four years of age, has been called a “first marriage,” since they are each other’s first peer relationship.  During this time, they learn (or don’t learn) to start, resolve, and avoid fights; to compete, save face, negotiate, cooperate; to go back and forth between loving and fighting; to know when to exert power and when to withdraw or rely on other skills such as humor, manipulation, blackmail, tattling, bartering, silence. 

Our clients bring these learned (or not learned) skills from childhood to their adult lives, transferring them onto their love and work relationships.   Three core issues explain this: frozen images, crystallized roles, and unhealthy loyalty.  Further, old unresolved childhood issues sometimes lead to behavioral problems that have an unconscious “message” to siblings.  This workshop will professionals recognize and determine ideas for how to incorporate these hidden resources in their treatment of individuals and couples.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to recognize frozen images, crystallized roles, and unhealthy loyalty (the Ghosts).
  2. Participants will be able to recognize sibling transferences in their clients
  3. Participants will be able to identify client's symptoms that may be subtly or unconsciously related to a sibling.
  4. recognize if siblings are a part of a client’s problem or if they can be part of the solution
  5. Recognize client’s sibling transferences in love and at work
  6. Prepare clients’ for involving siblings

Agenda:

                                                             

Introducing concept of “siblings as first marriage”               10 minutes

Introducing “Ghost” concepts of frozen images,                   60 minutes

      crystallized roles, unhealthy loyalty, and

      sibling transference 

Sibling Connection to Clients’ Problems:                              60 minutes

      Recognizing the purpose of symptoms related to

      Siblings.

15 minute break                                                               

Recognizing sibling transference in clients’                          45 minutes

     love and work problems

How to present the idea of involving siblings in your             30 minutes

     Clients’ treatment and prepare them for talking

      With their siblings

How to help siblings without their siblings’ involvement         15 minutes

Wrap up and summary                                                         5 minutes



This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: intermediate
Level of Clinician: intermediate
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.


  • CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437
  • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..

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