Facilitator: Annette Kussin, MSW, RSW
SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
This Training is Suitable for: All educators, mental health care professionals, direct service workers, and medical professionals.
Description: This workshop will present a model of therapy that will shift participant’s theoretical framework to that of Attachment Focused therapy. This model will help assess adult attachment categories, recognize the impact of early childhood attachment experiences, guide clients through the process of mourning their losses, and longings, and use one’s self in the reparative process of therapy. Participants will develop awareness of their own attachment style and its importance in therapeutic work.
The theory of attachment clearly describes attachment as a lifelong phenomenon with adolescents and adults continuing to be impacted by their early attachment experiences in their adult relationships and self-perception, yet most therapy for adults has not incorporated an understanding of attachment nor based therapeutic interventions on attachment principles.
This workshop will teach you the categories of adult attachment, how to recognize such categories and how to assist your adult clients to progress from being insecurely attached adults to securely attached adults. The workshop will present a model of therapy that will shift your theoretical framework to that of Attachment Focused therapy. This model will help you assess adult attachment categories, recognize the impact of early childhood attachment experiences on the personality development of your clients, guide your clients through the process of mourning their losses and longings and use yourself in the reparative process of therapy. You will develop awareness of your own attachment style and its importance in your therapeutic work.
You will learn to:
Recognizing and Assessing for Adult Attachment Categories
Learn and Apply a model of Adult Attachment Focused Psychotherapy
Make Attachment the Paradigm for therapeutic change.
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About the Facilitator:
Annette Kussin is a registered Social Worker and Marital Family Therapist. She has been the Clinical Director of a number of Children’s Mental Health Centres and until 2013 she was the owner/director of the Leaside Therapy Centre, a multi-discipline private clinic. She specializes in Attachment Theory, Trauma and Brain Development and has received extensive training in these areas. Annette has a private practice where she offers assessments and therapy in Attachment and Trauma, training for many organizations and consultation to agencies and therapists.