ISCSW hosts Matthew Selekman: Therapeutic Artistry

  • Sep 16, 2022 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
  • Central Standard Time

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Therapeutic Artistry: Finding Your Creative Edge with Challenging Clients

ISCSW is excited to offer a rich and engaging full-day virtual Continuing Education Conference led by author, clinician, and noted international presenter Matthew Selekman, MSW, LCSW.


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At times in our careers, all of us have faced clinical situations in which we were intimidated by or experienced therapeutic paralysis. This may occur in reaction to particular clients’ provocative and perplexing presenting problems and extensive treatment histories, families with multiple symptom-bearing members carrying serious DSM diagnoses, or couples who seem to thrive on one crisis to the next. In these challenging—even nightmarish—client situations, we can feel trapped and neutralized as if caught in the gravity of a black hole.

This one-day, hands-on, practice-oriented webinar will explore several effective ways therapists can tap our inner creativity and resourcefulness to get unstuck and be catalysts for therapeutic change in complex, difficult client practice situations. Participants will come away feeling inspired, energized, more confident, and daring with a plethora of therapeutic tools & strategies for working outside our comfort zones with our most challenging clients. The seminar format will combine didactic presentation, extensive use of videotape examples, and skill-building exercises.


Matthew D. Selekman, MSW, LCSW is Clinical Supervisor for the 360 Wellness & Coaching private practice group in Lake Forest, IL. He is an Approved Supervisor and Clinical Fellow for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. A licensed clinical social worker and addictions counselor, he also is the Director of Partners for Collaborative Solutions (, an international brief and family therapy training and consultation practice in Evanston, IL.


Matthew received the Walter S. Rosenberry Award in 1999, 2000, and 2006 from The Children’s Hospital in Denver, CO for making significant contributions to the fields of psychiatry and the behavioral sciences. He is the author or co-author of eight professional practice-oriented books on working with children, families, and high-risk adolescents. Matthew has presented workshops on his collaborative strengths-based family therapy approach with children, adolescents, and adults extensively throughout the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Turkey, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

Date & Time

Sep 16, 2022 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

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