General systems theory, family therapy, and many of the core principles underpinning TCOM tools share significant common ground. Together, these tools might meaningfully aid clinicians in improving their practice. Sharing a decade of experience in the TCOM collaborative, Ken McGill, MFT introduces us to the alignment between TCOM and systems theory, outlines how to bridge Family Systems principles and TCOM tools, and underscores the importance of collaboration and leadership in building this bridge between concept, tools, and practice.

In this three part series written by Ken McGill, MFT, we will explore the connection between CANS, TCOM and Clinicians.

Part 1: Aligning TCOM and Systems Theory

Part 2: Using the TCOM Tools in Practice

Part 3: Building Bridges in Collaborative Leadership

For more information on this series and how it connects to your own practice, contact Ken McGill directly!

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Attend the 13th Annual TCOM Conference October 4-6, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Hope to see you all there

Ken McGill is the statewide trainer on Wraparound as well as all of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) tool trainings offered for the New Jersey Division of Children’s System of Care (DCSOC). He was the 2013 recipient of the Praed Foundation’s Outcomes Champion (CANS) Award recognizing his work. Ken has also been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist for almost 20 years and is currently serving as President of New Jersey Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (NJAMFT).

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