CE Webinar: Secure and Insecure Love: An Attachment Perspective

alive-happy-woman-psychology-e1374082817576Presenter: Dr. Phillip Shaver
3 CE Credits – $35
90 Minutes
Earn 3 CE’s by watching the Webinar and reading an article by Dr. Shaver.

Both clinicians and researchers have noted the importance of close interpersonal relationships for the development of personality, character, and overall well-being. Attachment theory was originally created by a psychoanalytically oriented psychiatrist, John Bowlby, but unlike many psychoanalytic theories, attachment theory has been vigorously researched during the past 35 years.
The earliest research focused on child-parent relationships and their effects on child development and mental health. More recently, researchers have been exploring adolescent and adult attachment, with implications for relationship (e.g., marital) quality and individual well-being (both psychological and physical) mental health.
The theory’s key concepts center on a distinction between fundamental security and insecurity. Researchers have identified some notable (and measurable) patterns of attachment: secure, anxious, and avoidant. There is now good evidence concerning the mental and neural processes underlying these patterns, the relation of the patterns to particular forms of psychopathology and unhappiness, and the potential to intervene to increase a person’s basic sense of security and the success of his or her close relationships with others.

Learning Objectives:

1. Use key concepts from attachment theory and research to understand clients’ strengths and vulnerabilities
2. Distinguish between characteristic defenses and affect-regulation strategies of secure, anxious, and avoidant individuals
3. Recognize relationships between attachment concepts, attachment-related therapeutic strategies, and Buddhist concepts and practices

Ordering Information:

Once payment is received, you will be e-mailed a full video recording of the Webinar along with all CE and presentation materials.


Continuing Education Information:
* Continuing Education (CE) credits are being offered to mental health professionals through PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER) Participants may earn 1.5 CE credits.” Get CE details here.

* CE Certificates will be mailed out from (PER) 3-4 weeks after completion of the Webinar. For additional CE information contact PER at 800-892-9249 or email [email protected].

* Appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced level practitioners.

* If you have a special needs questions or have any concerns, please contact [email protected] or call 805-681-0415.

* Once payment and registration are received, there will be no cancellations or refunds. Should you be unable to listen to the live event, a complete recorded session will be made available to you at no additional charge.

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