ABFT Webinar

Workshop Description:

In this 2-hour webinar, Drs. Diamond and Levy, will use lecture and case studies to briefly provide an overview of the theoretical principles, clinical strategies, and research support for Attachment-Based Family Therapy. They will describe how attachment theory can inform a family based treatment. Next, they will give an overview of the five treatment tasks: 1) reframing therapy to focus on interpersonal development, 2) building alliance with the adolescent, 3) building alliance with the parents, 4) repairing attachment ruptures and 5) promoting autonomy in the adolescent.  They will review the goals and structure of the five treatment tasks that provide a roadmap for delivering this interpersonally focused psychotherapy effectively and rapidly across mental health settings.

As a result of taking this webinar, you will learn:

  • Explain how attachment and emotional processing theories can inform family therapy. 
  • Outline the overarching clinical framework and goals of ABFT.
  • Discuss empirical support and clinical evidence for the practice of ABFT and the five treatment tasks.

Participants working in the following fields will benefit from this training:

  • Mental health providers
  • Allied professionals and clergy
  • Students and interns
  • Family clinic staff
  • Professors/teachers of family therapy
  • Researchers in the social sciences
  • Employee assistance professionals