Attachment-Focused Treatment


Start: Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 8:30 AM (EDT)

The Brattleboro Retreat One Anna Marsh Lane P.O. Box 803
Brattleboro , VT 05302
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About This Activity

Attachment theory provides a broad framework for treatment that is grounded in normal development and that is relationship-focused.  This seminar will describe the basic principles, components, and phases of treatment using an attachment-model of treatment.  Within this model clinicians are able to use their existing clinical expertise and skills in an expanded and more resourceful manner.  Participants will have the opportunity to view videotapes and live demonstrations illustrating attachment-focused treatment.

At the end of this conference, participants will be able to: 

1) describe the core principles of Attachment-Focused Treatment.

2) define the components of Attachment-Focused Treatment.

3) describe and discuss the phases of treatment.

4)  apply a basic understanding of the model of treatment to their current clinical practice.

5)  demonstrate in practice an understanding of the basic treatment model.

Course Outline

 1) Principles of Attachment-Focused Treatment       8:30-- 9:30
            a) Relationship Focused
            b) Attachment security and the clinical setting
            c) Use of Self

2) Phases of Treatment                                                   9:30 -- 10:00

3) BREAK                                                                         10:00 -- 10:15

4) Components of Treatment                                        10:15 -- 11:30
            a) Differential use of components in different phases
            b) DVD's of session clips

5) BREAK                                                                            11:30 -- 11:45

6) Demonstration of Principles & Methods                  11:45 -- 12:45 

7) LUNCH                                                                            12:45 -- 1:45
            (included with your registration and 
                served in the Retreat's cafeteria)

8) Demonstration of Principles, 
                            Methods, and Techniques                     1:45 -- 3:45
            a) Demonstrations using participant examples
            b) DVD's of sessions

 9) Questions & Answers                                                  3:45 -- 4:00

Arthur Becker-Weidman, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Family Development in Williamsville, New York which provides evaluation and treatment for adoptive and foster families.  He has consulted and trained professionals throughout the United States and internationally in education, social services, child welfare agencies, and residential treatment centers. Dr. Becker-Weidman has authored and edited ten books, DVDs, and over a dozen papers in peer-reviewed journals.

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