Virtual Attachment-Centered Family Therapy Techniques for Healing Attachment Trauma
12 Contact Hours
Dates: July 22, July 29, August 5, 2020
Hours: 9:00 am-3:00 pm on July 22 and July 29 & 9:00 am-12:00 noon on Aug 5, 2020
Too many children feel hurt, angry, and disconnected from their parents; and too many parents feel discouraged that their child-rearing approaches aren’t working. Many parent-child therapies focus on improving behaviors without looking at the core issues underneath: attachment and trauma. Parents may seek out help from a professional but get discouraged when the recommended interventions don’t work. This workshop offers a different lens that focuses on the physiologic, nonverbal connection between parent and child to improve the relationship. Using principles from two attachment-based modalities---Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Theraplay---learn how to enhance regulation, connection, and joy between parents and children as well as guide parents to do reparative work around family trauma. D
You will discover how to:
- Get to the heart of a child’s deeper thoughts, feelings, wishes, and beliefs without relying on the child’s ability to verbalize with words
- Facilitate active dialogue between parent and child that’s both safe and gets to their core issues
- Practice scenarios for de-escalating child and parent dysregulation, facilitate optimal arousal and affect regulation
- Learn gentle ways to intervene and redirect a misattuned or critical parent
This workshop will be active and experiential- you will have the opportunity to learn through analyzing real videos of clinical cases, participating in role plays and experiential homework
Dafna Lender, LCSW, is a certified trainer and consultant in both Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.
- Describe the principles of Attachment Theory
- List the areas of functioning that are affected by Complex Trauma
- Describe the intervention of PACE
- List 2 playful responses in a PACE dialogue
- List 2 accepting responses in a PACE dialogue
- List 2 empathic responses in a PACE dialogue
- List 2 curious responses in a PACE dialogue
- List 2 interventions for facilitating direct parent-child communication
- List 3 steps in preparing parents for working in an attachment based model
- Explain the condition of Blocked Care
- List 2 possible reasons for a parent’s persistent defensive statements
- List 2 techniques for regulating a parent’s emotions in a session
- List 2 components of voice prosody
- Describe the social engagement system
|9.00–9.45||Developmental and Attachment theories as the basis for treatment of developmental trauma disorder|
|9.45–10.45||The Four Dimensions of Theraplay: Structure, Engagement, Nurture and Challenge|
|11.00–12.00||Practice activities from the Four Dimensions|
|1.00–3:00||Learning How to be In-SENC (Structure Engagement Nurture Challenge) based on individual child’s needs|
|9-10:30||The DDP PACE Attitude-Playful, Accepting, Nurturing, Empathic|
|10:45-12:00||Learning about the Affective/Reflective dialogue of DDP|
|1:00-3:00||Keys for successful work with parents-reducing defensiveness and building empathy|
|9:00–10.30||Helping children develop self-reflection skills- talking with, talking about, talking for|
|10.30–10.45||Discipline with attachment in mind|
|10.45–12:00||Putting it all together: How to flow and get “unstuck” with children|
Norris, V. & Lender, D. (2020). Theraplay : The Practitioner’s Handbook. Philadelphia, PA. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Lender, D. “Case Study: A Playful Path to Attachment.” Psychotherapy Networker (Sept.-Oct., 2018), pp. 34-60.
Lender, D. “Tuning in to Attunement”. Psychotherapy Networker (Jan-Feb, 2018), pp. 34-60.
Lender, D. “Daring to Play”. Psychotherapy Networker (Sept-Oct, 2017), pp. 49-54
Lender, D. & Norris, V. “Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy” In Buckwalter, K., & Debbie, R. (2017). Attachment Theory in Action; Building Connections Between Children and Parents. New York: Rowan and Littlefield.
Booth, P., Lender, D. & Lindaman, S. “Playing with Someone Who Loves You: Creating Safety and Joyful Parent-Child Connection” In Marks-Tallow, T., Siegel D. & Solomon, S. (2017) Play and Creativity in Psychotherapy, Norton Interpersonal Neurobiology Series, Norton & Company, NY
Baylin, Jonathan. & Hughes, Daniel A. 2016. The neurobiology of attachment-focused therapy: Enhancing connection and trust in the treatment of children and adolescents. New York, NY: Norton.
Hughes, D. & Baylin, J. 2012. Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology). New York, NY: Norton.
Hughes, D. 2018. Building the Bonds of Attachment; Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children, Third Edition. London: Rowman & Littlefield.
Hughes, D. Golding, G. & Hudson, J. 2019. Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Children and Families 1st Edition. New York, NY: Norton.
Golding, K. 2017 Everyday Parenting with Security and Love: Using PACE to Provide Foundations for Attachment. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Golding, K. 2017. Foundations for Attachment Training Resource: The Six-Session Programme for Parents of Traumatized Children. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
General Course Information
This course is limited to participants and is designed to facilitate experiential work, group discussion, and processing of clinical material. Participants will have ample opportunity to discuss their specific needs and clinical questions. Participant feedback will be sought out throughout the day.
Clinical case discussions will adhere to HIPPA regulations regarding client confidentiality.
Target audience is Mental Health Professionals: Social Workers, Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed marriage and Family Therapists.
The program is Beginning Level
This event is sponsored by Starbright Training Institute. Starbright Training Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy (APT Provider No. 96-029).
Continuing Education Credit is pending through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:
It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.
Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.
Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
If applicable: Social Workers – New York State
Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
For information about continuing education credit, fees, and deadlines for cancellations/refunds, please see https://starbrighttraininginstitute.com/. It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.
Myriam Goldin, LCSW; RPT-S, is Director of Starbright Training Institute.
Web Page: starbrighttraininginstitute.com
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