Adult Attachment: Redeveloping Security in Adulthood
December 4 and 5, 2013
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | $275
Instruction: Annette Kussin, MSW, RSW
Attachment theory was originally developed to understand the emotional bond between infants and caregivers. The theory is now applied in the understanding of adult development, adult relationships, parenting and mental health problems. Attachment theorists have developed categories of adult attachment and use these as a framework for understanding an adultís difficulties in intimate relationships and in self-perception. Understanding a parentís adult attachment is an important factor in predicting her/his childís Attachment. It is important that therapists working with adults in individual or couple therapy have an understanding of adult attachment.
This workshop will present a model of assessment and treatment for adults with relationship problems. The model will include the categories of adult attachments and treatment stages. Therapists will learn to understand and help adults with problems of intimacy from an attachment perspective.
Adults with insecure attachments who understand the impact of their early childhood experiences on their present relationships, who mourn their losses and longings from these childhood relationships and who risk new interactive patterns in the present will develop greater capacity for security attachments and for mutually satisfying adult relationships. They will also become more secure parents.
This workshop will be beneficial for therapists working in marital and individual therapy and for understanding parenting difficulties.
Videos and cases presentations will be offered.
"The training was practical. It was clear how I can use the theory and skills in my direct practice which is not always evident in training."
"Identification of attachment categories and how the category spills into adult patterns of behaviour/relationships. Relating work with specific clients to process i.e. videos. Increased insight allows me to look at own everyday practice for the purpose of developing new goals with individuals (ie matching affect)."
"Really enjoyed this workshop. It has changed my perspective and approach in approaching this work."
"You really know the material and can get it across easily."
"Great way of interacting with participants and receptive to our needs/questions."