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Attachment in Psychotherapy

9.50 CE Hours Available

All orders include the entire presentation with handouts and a CE test.
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Offer Price$84.00
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Streaming Video
Offer Price$84.00


Vintage courses do not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers


participants will be able to:

  • Use the attachment relationship as a crucible of therapeutic change
  • Shape interventions to fit patients? attachment needs
  • Recognize and work with the collusions and collisions that arise where the attachment patterns of therapist and patient intersect
  • Turn these potential obstacles into opportunities for growth and healing
  • Work with the body to reach and regulate patients? emotions
  • Use evocations, enactments, and embodiments to access and integrate dissociated experience
  • Cultivate mindfulness and ?mentalizing:? the double helix of psychological liberation.


How Attachment Relationships Shape the Self

  • In Childhood
  • In Psychotherapy

The Patient?s Attachment Patterns and The Therapist?s Interventions

  • The Impact of the Therapist?s Attachment Patterns
  • The Dismissing Patient: From Isolation to Intimacy
  • The Preoccupied Patient: Making Room for a Mind of One?s Own
  • The Unresolved Patient: Healing the Wounds of Trauma and Loss

Accessing Nonverbal Experience and the Domain of the Dissociated

  • Working with Evocations, Enactments, and the Body

Upgrading the Stance Toward Experience

  • Embeddedness: When Feelings are Facts, When ?Pretend? is ?Real?
  • Mentalizing: Reflecting on Mental States
  • Mindfulness: The Present Moment and the Awareness of Awareness

Why Focus on the Therapist?

  • The Myth of the ?All Good? Therapist
  • The Therapist?s Attachment History as Resistance and Resource
  • Trauma and the Therapist

The Attachment Patterns of Therapist and Patient Interact

  • Mismatches, Collusions, Collisions

Identifying the Therapist?s Attachment Patterns 8) Mindfulness in Action