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Helping Clients Develop Secure Attachment: Online Workshop



In this Webinar:

This two-part online workshop will introduce:

  • Research on how childhood attachment patterns affect clients and their relationships
  • A framework for therapists to use to facilitate clients resolving childhood  trauma
  • A process therapist can use to help clients develop earned secure attachment
  • Cutting-edge neurobiological research findings that therapists can use to help clients rewire the brain
  • Step-by-step guidelines for how to write a coherent narrative

Every person carries around deep wounds, behaviors, and beliefs about themselves and others from their earliest attachments that unconsciously direct their lives. Early relationships help shape a person’s adult romantic relationships, how they will parent, and how they’re likely to do in psychotherapy. Attachment research shows that when people fail to make sense of their past, they find themselves reliving and recreating it, essentially re-experiencing old hurts over and over again. This research also demonstrates that making sense of the past is the best predictor of one’s ability to shape their future and that securely attached therapists have the best patient outcomes.

In this illuminating, two-part Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will integrate the latest attachment theory and neurobiological research to help clinicians understand attachment and how it impacts psychotherapy. In two 90-minute sessions (three hours total), this online workshop will focus on how to help patients create coherent narratives, so that they can move from less secure forms of attachment to earned secure attachment and have a deeper sense of inner security. Research in neurobiology shows that when a person writes a coherent narrative, they actually rewire their brain to feel more secure within themselves and their relationships. 

Attachment is one of the most researched theories of psychology. Many psychotherapy outcome research studies are using change in attachment status to earned secure attachment as a measure of successful psychotherapy. The Webinar will provide tools to help clients integrate their emotions, heal insecure attachment, and flourish in all their relationships. It will guide therapists in helping clients resolve old traumas, big and small, so that they no longer intrude on the present. Through guided writing exercises and experiential activities, individuals can get to know themselves better and gain valuable insight.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate how child attachment patterns continue to affect people throughout their lives. 
  2. Describe, using cutting edge neurobiological research, how clients can rewire their brains to feel more secure. 
  3. Discuss a framework for helping clients resolve childhood traumas. 
  4. Discuss how a patient, through the process of psychotherapy, can develop an earned secure attachment in adulthood.
  5. Access step by step guidelines for how to help clients develop a coherent narrative for their life.
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Ordering Information

Once payment is received, you will be emailed a full video recording of this webinar along with all presentation materials.

Optional CEs (3) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. A link to purchase CE Credits will be included in the email containing all your webinar resourcesMore Info Here

Continuing Education Information

Optional CEs (3) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. A link to purchase CE Credits will be included in the email containing all your webinar resourcesMore Info Here

About the Presenter

Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. Dr. Lisa Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003) and The Self Under Siege (Routledge, 2012). Follow Dr. Firestone on Twitter or Google.

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PsychAlive Admin

Yes. However, the focus of this Webinar series differs in that it offers mental health professionals tools and insight into how to work with their clients to help them develop secure attachment. This series will be more technical and less self-development based.

mark wolfe

The Webinars will be recorded and sent to everyone who signed up for the event within 24 hours of the live Webinar. You can watch this video recording at your own convenience. However, if you are hoping to get live Continuing Education credits, you will need to attend the events when they are live.

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