I- FAST Clinical Supervision
Equip junior caseworkers with the basic knowledge and application of I-FAST (Integrative family and systems treatment) in casework assessment and intervention.
Integrative Family and Systems Treatment (I‐FAST) is a treatment model that is developed to work with families that have children with severe emotional and/or behavioral problems. I‐FAST is developed with the purpose of developing an evidence‐based common factors treatment model that address practice realities of social service agencies, embraces social workers’ existing expertise, and empowers the development of expertise at the agency level. Building on evidence based literature regarding effective treatments for this population, I‐FAST identifies three core treatment components that can be integrated into a coherent treatment protocol for working with children, adolescents, and families at risk.
Integration of systemic, structural strategic, solution focused, strength based, narrative and social construction approaches.
Role as case manager, active reaching out effort in alliance with different institutions
Working with child and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral problem
Core Treatment Components:
Developing therapeutic alliance
Creating beneficial shift in family patterns of interaction
Systems collaboration: working with other involved systems
Case discussion on conceptualization of case by I-FAST and role play on application of skills.
A manual provided for full understanding of the model and intervention process.
An I-FAST Resource file located in each centre
Participants bring in their cases for clinical supervision by: oral presentation of case or review of video tapes on family session.
Cantonese & English