1.5 CE Hours (available for $20 after the event through R. Cassidy)
Attachment-Based Family Therapy: Navigating Relational Reframes
Family therapists have increasingly turned to attachment theory to understand
a) individual and familial development;
b) negative interactional cycles that reinforce distress; and c) clinical strategies for resolving interpersonal conflict. Attachment theory views intrapsychic development and interpersonal experience as intimately linked in an on-going interactional process. This theory also helps family therapists understand how the emotional needs for connection and acknowledgement often drive behavior. Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT), an empirically supported model, uses attachment theory to facilitate conversations about core attachment ruptures that block parent-child trust, thus undermining the day to day functioning of familial relationships. ABFT is structured into five treatment tasks: relational reframing, alliance building with the adolescent, alliance building with the parent(s), attachment repairing, and promoting autonomy. This workshop will provide an overview of all five tasks, but will focus on teaching clinical skills specific to the relational reframe. In the first session, these skills refocus therapy on relationship enhancement, rather than individual symptom management. Videos, and small group discussions will help participants learn these skills.
To discuss how attachment and emotional processing theories can inform family therapy
To understand the overarching clinical framework and goals of
To review the empirical support and clinical evidence for the practice of
To learn the purpose and structure of the five treatment tasks
To gain therapeutic skills that focus on interpersonal growth rather than behavioral management
For the first time in the United States, Creating Connections 2016 brought together the world's most-renowned and followed neuroscience and psychotherapy experts as they focused on the continuing impact of cutting-edge science. All previous Creating Connections conferences have been held in Efteling, the Netherlands, since their inception in 2011.
The practice of psychotherapy is undergoing a revolution because of the latest research showing the ways people are wired for relationships and how they can employ innate tools for managing those relationships. The researchers and scientists at Creating Connections 2016 helped attendees and viewers develop their own framework and techniques for applying this science in their work with adults, couples, children, and families.
Learn from the best in the world as they elucidated the therapies that have demonstrated effectiveness in peer-reviewed clinical research.