offering you the richest understanding of personality and relationship development!
Given the tumultuous and destabilizing events of the last year, attachment work is more complex than it’s ever been...
That’s why, for the first time ever all in one place, we’re gathering the leading researchers and clinicians in attachment work, including Dan Siegel, Leanne Campbell, Dan Hughes and many others!
Covering the most popular evidence-based approaches in psychotherapy today, these dynamic thought leaders will guide you through Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), Polyvagal Theory, EMDR, Expressive Therapies, and more...
…offering insight and solutions to successfully deepen the attachment work that’s so crucial to your clients' well-being.
Join me, Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPTS, creator of Attachment Centered Play Therapy, for this transformative online training course! Recorded from the 2021 Attachment Summit live event, you'll discover important conversations with the most knowledgeable leaders in Attachment work!
Internal Family Systems (IFS) • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) • Polyvagal Theory • Expressive Arts • Play Therapy • EMDR
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Dan Siegel, MD, author of The Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, will illustrate a profound way to view attachment and how we collectively live in this world together — that we are an individual self (me) linked and interconnected to everyone and everything else (we) — to show the possibility for deeper healing, meaning, and connections for your clinical work and beyond.
Janet Courtney, PhD, LCSW, author of Infant Play Therapy – Foundations, Models, Programs, and Practice
This discussion will introduce you to an embodied infant play therapy model of FirstPlay Therapy® to promote nurturing touch to enhance and repair the attachment relationship, increase neuroception of safety, decrease anxious states, foster co-regulation, and promote attunement to infant cues and body language.
David Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, co-author of Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems, uses an invitational approach to attachment trauma in youth. You’ll learn how to adopt Stealth Therapy with reluctant youth, and plan for and work through the dynamic pattern of Crisis of Connection when the therapeutic relationship threatens closeness.
Christina Reese, PhD, LCPC, Author of Attachment – 60 Trauma-Informed Assessments and Treatment Interventions Across the Lifespan
Attachment in the teen years can be challenging to navigate as their primary attachment shifts from parent to peers. Teens reach for autonomy and freedom, some of which they’re not ready for...
Join Christina and learn how to:
- Teach parents to promote appropriate autonomy seeking behaviour
- Help parents to use power sharing vs power struggling to avoid attachment ruptures
- Explain to teens the shift in primary attachment during the adolescent years
- Increase healthy and supportive attachment to decrease anxiety, depression and more
- Recognize interdependence vs independence to facilitate healthy relationship balance
Dana Wyss, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC, Co-Author of The Invisible String Workbook
Join Dana as she shares a visual experience of art to support healing for youth who have been commercially sexually exploited. Followed up by a discussion on how the creative process allows for a deeper level of knowledge and understanding, assessing physiological needs and safety in a non-intrusive way.
Frank Anderson, MD, author of Transcending Trauma, Healing Complex PTSD with Internal Family Systems Therapy, late spring 2021
Join IFS expert, Frank Anderson, to explore the application of the IFS Model of therapy and trauma and attachment theory to apply in your work with children, families and couples to effectively heal emotional wounds. Address the fears/concerns of protective parts and establish a trusting relationship with proactive and reactive parts.
Dr. Leanne Campbell, co-director of the Vancouver Island Centre of EFT
Help take your practice to a new level with Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)! Guided by attachment science and over three decades of research in EFT with couples...now you’ll learn how to harness the power of emotion to move your individual clients to a place of confidence and competence.
Daniel Hughes, PhD, Creator of the PACE Model which facilitates play, acceptance, curiosity and empathy
Kids with disorganized and chaotic attachment are the hardest kids you will work with – they are simultaneously seeking attachment and terrified of it at the same time. I will show you how to bridge the knowledge and understanding of maladaptive attachment seeking behaviours due to a disorganized attachment pattern resulting from past trauma, abuse, and neglect.
Terry Levy, PhD, DAPA, co-author of the best-seller Attachment, Trauma & Healing
Terry Levy shows how to move clients from victim to “overcomer” by treating relational/attachment trauma using the Life Script to assess attachment patterns and traumas and teaches couples Attachment Communication Training to facilitate secure attachment.
Carmen Jimenez-Pride, LCSW, LISW-CP, ERYT, RCYT, RPT-S, the creative mind behind Focus on Feelings®, an emotional literacy curriculum
Carmen will teach us the impact of the intersectionality of historical narratives, shame, vulnerability, culture, and the effects of these on developing secure attachment. Moving clients out of shame-based models of engaging and helping them embrace vulnerability and leaning into relationships.
This is a time when clinicians are sought out to organize, develop, and foster a language of safety and inclusion to manage the anxieties of the unknown. DBT was developed with many core approaches, but founded on the principles of validation and mindfulness. These two critical ingredients engage clients in a space of felt safety and secure attachment that is necessary for learning, growth, and healing.Click here for information about Eboni Webb.
Dan offers a unique look into helping parents work on their own growth – cultivating a coherent understanding of their own past to encourage their child’s own capacity for resilience and to be fully present for life. Develop your own individualized approaches for families you see.Click here for information about Daniel J. Siegel.
Join Dafna for this compelling 3-hour workshop as she walks you through the complexities of using polyvagal theory with your young clients. Using your own social engagement system and tuning into the child’s physiological state, you’ll learn regulating and calming techniques for openness and connection. Sending safety messages to brains of mistrusting kids will open them up to new relational experiences and more.Click here for information about Dafna Lender.
David Kessler, one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss, will look closely at how death shapes our grief and explore appropriate interventions and talking points to use in your session. This recording will help you better understand how to approach the sensitivities of grief and learn the importance of grieving for the healing process to begin in your clients.Click here for information about David Kessler.
Join Laurel as she demonstrates the use of Attachment-Focused EMDR to heal a past relationship trauma that was causing a client distress in the present. The client had been emotionally harmed by the actions of a therapist and wanted to be free from the threat of being triggered in future situations. You'll learn the EMDR techniques Laurel uses to find the target and help the client feel grounded and at peace.Click here for information about Laurel Parnell.
A family physician for over three decades, Gabor Maté has become a leading voice for the destigmatization and compassionate treatment of mental health and addiction. In this recording, he’ll cover the core elements of healthy human development and what happens when critical attachments are lost or severed. He will discuss what it really means for humans to be resilient in the face of attachment injuries. What emerges is a new paradigm for relating, grounded in the present moment while not flinching from the past.Click here for information about Gabor Maté.
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