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Attachment-Focused Therapy: Clinical Strategies for Working with Child
Live Webcast

Attachment-Focused Therapy: Clinical Strategies for Working with Children/Adolescents & Their Families


Faculty :
Gary Gilles
Duration:
Full Day
Brochure Code:
PLW38970
Media Type:
Live Webcast
Access:
Access for 90 day(s) after program date.


Description

  • Over 2/3 of the day spent on clinical strategies!
  • Improve your skills in diagnosing and treating attachment-related conditions
  • Work more effectively with parents, adolescents, children and the family system

This workshop will take you beyond attachment theory and show you how to apply attachment principles in your work with children, adolescents and their families to improve treatment outcomes. You will learn strategies that help treat critical behavioral problems stemming from poor attachment in various populations:

  • Parents – misplaced discipline, marital discord, substance use, overwhelmed by parenting deficiencies, depression, anxiety
  • Adolescents – unhealthy peer attachment, problems with authority, conduct disorders, substance use, depression, suicidal ideation
  • Children – tantrums, aggression, bullying, poor social development, precociousness
  • Families – confused boundaries, emotionally distant relationships, absence of relational repair, dysfunctional communication

Join attachment specialist, author and national speaker Gary Gilles, MA, LCPC, as he provides you with in-depth practical strategies that you can use effectively in any clinical setting to help clients recover from early life wounds, build new attachments or repair ruptured relationships.

Gary will cover the key attachment principles and walk you through the most common disruptions to healthy attachment, then spend the majority of the seminar exploring nine vital, yet practical, attachment strategies that will equip you to work more effectively with parents, adolescents, children and the family system. You will leave this workshop with attachment-related treatment strategies that can be immediately applied in your clinical practice.

OUTLINE

Why Attachment Matters & Disruptions to Healthy Attachment

  • Core emotional needs of developing children
  • The four attachment styles
  • How stress and trauma disrupt the attachment process
  • The link between adverse childhood experiences and adult dysfunction
  • Common attachment disorders that result from abuse, neglect and trauma
  • Dysfunctional communication
  • Clinical applications for children, adolescents, parents and families

9 Clinical Strategies to Enhance Attachment in Parent-Child Relations

Strategy 1: Parental Self-Reflection for Connection and Repair

  • Reflective dialogue
  • Adult Attachment Interview (AAI)
  • Address early life trauma
  • Break trans-generational cycle of poor attachment
  • Reorganize insecure attachment patterns

Strategy 2: Develop Parental Attunement to Children

  • Facial mirroring and attunement to infant’s non-verbal signals
  • Interpret non-verbal behavior
  • Respond to and model emotional expression
  • Organize emotional experiences
  • Co-regulating a child’s emotion
  • An internal working model of relationship

Strategy 3: Organize a Child’s Emotion

  • Emotional regulation
  • Help parents co-regulate child’s emotions
  • Co-regulating with dismissive and preoccupied parents

Strategy 4: Advancing Affective and Reflective Skills in Children

  • Fostering empathy
  • Promote autonomy and competence
  • Managing fears
  • Increase resilience to stress
  • Self-regulation of emotion

Strategy 5: Regulating Parental Cognitive/Affective Response

  • Reflective functioning to access internal states
  • Address early life trauma
  • Break trans-generational cycle of poor attachment
  • Co-create a coherent life narrative

Strategy 6: Relational Repair between Parent and Child

  • Parent’s coherent sense of self
  • Teach/model reflective functioning with children
  • Attuned, reciprocal communication
  • Co-regulation child’s emotion to facilitate to self-regulation

Strategy 7: Co-regulation with Adolescents

  • Healthy autonomy while being dependent
  • Reflective dialogue to organize affect
  • Validate emotion and subjective experience
  • Navigate conflict and crisis

Strategy 8: Build Responsive Parents

  • Supporting parents at their starting point
  • Connect with the dismissive parent
  • Calm the preoccupied parent
  • Make sense of the unresolved parent

Strategy 9: Attachment Principles in Family Therapy

  • Effective use of reflective dialogue
  • Relationship repair
  • New relational boundaries
  • Co-create a new family narrative

OBJECTIVES

  1. Discuss the foundational concepts and essential research pertaining to attachment theory.
  2. Describe how stress, trauma and adverse experiences affect child development.
  3. Explain generational transmission of attachment style.
  4. Demonstrate accurate attunement to verbal and non-verbal communication in children/adolescents.
  5. Examine the pivotal role emotion has in forming attached relationships.
  6. Demonstrate affective and reflective skill development in children.
  7. Discuss rapport building approaches with various parental responses to therapeutic engagement.
  8. Apply attachment principles in family therapy setting.

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to PESI, Inc., PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs

PESI would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 800-844-8260.

Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: This activity is designed to qualify for continuing education for the following professionals in every state: Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this activity. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

 


ADDICTION COUNSELORS

NAADAC

This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 7.5 CE in the skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


ADDICTION COUNSELORS - CONNECTICUT

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS - CALIFORNIA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) Provider #: OS-03-036-1017. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit. 


COUNSELORS

This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


COUNSELORS - TEXAS

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS

This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - ILLINOIS

PESI has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 credits. 


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - TEXAS

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


NURSES - CALIFORNIA

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13305 for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


NURSES - FLORIDA

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. 

**Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


NURSES - IOWA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 7.6 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS - ANCC

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.25 contact hours.


PSYCHOLOGISTS

PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


PSYCHOLOGISTS - CANADIAN

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


PSYCHOLOGISTS - FLORIDA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


SOCIAL WORKERS

PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


SOCIAL WORKERS - CANADIAN

PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours in participating in this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Course Level: Intermediate. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


SOCIAL WORKERS - ILLINOIS

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


SOCIAL WORKERS - MINNESOTA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


SOCIAL WORKERS - NEW JERSEY ASWB

This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #10 Course #464 from 08/04/2015 to . Social Workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 6.25.

ASWB NJ Continuing Education Course Approval Program for the New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners.


SOCIAL WORKERS/COUNSELORS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - OHIO

PESI is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


SOCIAL WORKERS/COUNSELORS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/LICENSED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS - CALIFORNIA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #: 2087. Successful completion of this course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS - FLORIDA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only:  To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Θ OTHER PROFESSIONS

This activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 


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Faculty

Gary Gilles Related seminars and products: 1

MA, LCPC


Gary Gilles, MA, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in private practice in Illinois. He is a co-founder of Grove Center for Counseling in northwest Chicagoland and specializes in attachment-related disorders. He has over 25 years of experience working with parents, adolescents and children. He is the author of three books, including, How to be an Emotionally Intelligent Parent. He is a national speaker who teaches seminars and conducts trainings on attachment-related topics to both mental health professionals and parent groups.

He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, Oakton Community College’s Alliance for Lifelong Learning, Trinity International University and Argosy University. He has published over 200 articles on a wide range of mental health topics and has developed over 30 online courses for various academic institutions and businesses.


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Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

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