3 days of in depth exploration of Disorganized Attachment with Mary Main, Erik Hesse and Dan Siegel
Friday May 15 - Sunday May 17, 2015
Crest Theater, Los Angeles
In this three day, one of a kind workshop, participants will be able to dive deeply into both the science and the clinical implications of attachment research with the leading pioneers in the field, Mary Main, Erik Hesse and Daniel Siegel. We will focus especially on the development and outcomes of those with disorganized attachment, exploring how to both deeply understand its etiology and approaches to healing this form of developmental trauma.
Among the subjects covered are: Frightening and Frightened Behaviors, Freezing or Stilling of expression, and simultaneous contradictory behaviours. The program also covers: Outcomes of Disorganized Attachment in various populations, social and cognitive dysfunction. motor and learning developmental patterns, speech and language difficulties based on attachment disorganization, and the link between Disorganized Attachment and adult dissociative disorders.
During the course of the three days, two senior clinicians will present their clinical work with children and families; Dr. Paula Thomson will discuss her use of the AAI in treatment and Dr. Bonnie Goldstein will present videotapes of her sessions with children. Drs. Mary Main, Erik Hesse, and Daniel Siegel will discuss the cases.
By spending time in person over these three days, a unique opportunity is available for clinicians, scientists, educators and other professionals to comprehensively engage with the faculty and the material. Come join us for this chance to become immersed in a synthesis of science and clinical practice to help those who've experienced disorganization and other challenges to wellbeing in their attachment histories.
Mary Main, Ph.D. & Erik Hesse, Ph.D. - Drs. Main and Hesse are professors in the Department of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. They are known for discovering the "disorganized" patterns of infant and child attachment (with Judith Solomon and Jude Cassidy)and for identifying the sometimes startling forms of frightening/dissociative behavior seen in parents dentified as unresolved/disorganized on the Adult Attachment Interview
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. - Dr. Siegel is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine. He is the Founding Editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology and the author of several books on related topics. He has been trained in the AAI, and is well known for his many works concerning the mind/brain and therapeutic process.
Those attending this conference will be able to:
1. Identify 2 similarities between disorganized attachment and borderline personality disorders.
2. Understand 3 physiological indices of disorganized attachment.
3. Identify the full attachment spectrum.
4. Recognize parental facial expression in frightened and frightening behavior.
5. Identify 3 characteristics of ambivalent attachment.
6. Identify 3 behaviors related to disorganized attachment.
7. Distinguish between disorganized attachment and unclassified on the AAI.
8. Explain attachment related states of mind.
9. Distinguish disorganized attachment and dissociation.
10. Explain how attachment theory is applied to treatment of children
11. Name three states of disorganized attachment
12. Justify the use of the AAI in healing problems related to disorganized attachments.
13. Appraise the science and clinical applications of attachment research.
14. Explain how the AAI can be used to identify avoidant attachment.
15. Construct an approach to healing for those with developmental trauma.
16. Examine the connection between early trauma and disorganized attachment
17. Categorize developmental trauma patient's attachment style.
18. Explain how a coherent narrative affects adult attachemnt attachment
19. Contrast treatments for disorganized attachment and insecure attachment.
20. Analyze videotape sessions of disorganized attachment.
This Workshop offers 21 CE Hours
APA: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for this conference and its content. This conference offers 21 hours of CE credit.
BBS: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs (provider #PCE 21). This conference meets the qualifications for up to 21 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California BBS.
BRN: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider #03424) to offer this activity for up to 21 contact hours.
IMQ/CMA: The Lifespan Learning Institute is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Lifespan Learning Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NBCC: Lifespan Learning Institute is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program(NBCC ACEP #5981). This course offers up to 21 NBCC clock hours.
full schedule available soon -9:00 - 5:00 each day with morning and afternoon breaks and Lunch
$495.00 for early enrollment ($515.00 after May 1st)
Register Online lifespanlearn.org or Call (310) 922-3868
Location - The Crest Theater, 1262 Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024
Hotel & Travel - contact Susan Lamishaw (310) 284-5160
Parking - validated parking at reduced rate behind the theater.
Lunch - There will be morning and afternoon refreshments, however, lunch is NOT included.
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