Fall Trainings for Mental Health Professionals!

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As you know, we are passionate about helping people with issues related to attachment and trauma. This exciting fall lineup will help clinicians enhance your attachment and trauma knowledge and improve skills in helping people with these difficulties.


Clinical Approaches to Assessing and Enhancing Parental Reflective Functioning – October 9, 2015       Arietta Slade, Ph.D.

Attachment Repair and Creativity – October 24, 2015   Mary Sue Moore

Self-States: What they are, what they aren’t – November 21, 2015  Richard Chefetz, M.D.

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Arietta Slade, Ph.D., a renounced international speaker, researcher, and clinician will present Clinical Approaches to Assessing and Enhancing Parental Functioning.  A cornerstone in the development of a secure attachment relationship is a parent’s ability to read their child’s cues accurately and respond to that child’s needs in a timely fashion.  The difficulty many of us encounter is how to help parent’s improve their ability to use their “reflective capacity” to understand their child’s experience.  Dr. Slade has been working and thinking about this process for a number of years. She will introduce us to her tool, the Parent Developmental Interview and help us understand how we might use this tool clinically to enhance our client’s reflective capacity.  Although Dr. Slade will primarily focus on the parent-child relationship, it has applications for treatment with adults; the capacity for reflective functioning is essential for close relationships with partners, spouses and friends.

Register for: Clinical Approaches to Assessing and Enhancing Parental Reflective Functioning – October 9, 2015

The second opportunity to deepen your understanding of using  Attachment  theory in your work with your patients/clients is through Attachment Repair and Creativity. Attachment styles are frequently spoken about but mechanisms for attachment repair are harder to articulate. Dr. Moore’s presentation will bring together some new information about how each of us creates, and differentiates a knowledge self, as part of the evolutionary process of experiencing self-in-relation-to-another. She will explain how the activation of the glial cell network can facilitate this process.  Mary Sue offered this in August but so many people expressed disappointment that at having to miss it, that Mary Sue agreed to do the presentation again.  This is a preview of the class she will be teaching at the Bowlby Center in London in November.  We are so fortunate we don’t have to travel all the way to London to hear it!

Register for Attachment Repair and Creativity – October 24, 2015
self-states drawing 1:4 sizeFinally, we are delighted to welcome back, Dr. Richard Chefetz.  Last November, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Dr. Chefetz’ amazing workshop on dissociative processes which has proved very useful in my clinical work.  This year, Dr Chefetz will have a two part presentation. In the first 90 minutes, he will talk about what self-states are and are not.  In the second 90 minutes, he will do two clinical consultations so that we can see exactly how he deals with dissociated processes.

Register for Self-States: What they are, what they aren’t – November 21, 2015

We would love to see you at one or more of these presentation.  It is such a great way to see old friends, meet new ones, and make good connections.  It is our way of building a strong network of therapists and better educating the local community.


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