Understanding and Assessing Attachment

CEs: 6

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Carol George along with Main and Kaplan co-authored the Adult Attachment Inventory. She is a wealth of information on how to assess adult client attachment styles and the relevance to clinical work.

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course offers attendees a scientifically based understanding of attachment theory and research, and one method for applying this theory in clinical practice. Dr. Carol George, an internationally recognized expert in this field of attachment research, will explain the theory underlying this important new understanding of psychological development. Beginning with the works of Bowlby and Ainsworth, she will cover the most relevant aspects of the research in this field, building a foundation upon which to understand patterns of attachment: secure, dismissing, preoccupied, and unresolved/disorganized. You will be exposed to more recent formulations and research that elaborate and extend earlier work in this field, in particular, attachment disorganization, the importance of personal narrative, and the attachment theory approach to psychological defense. In the latter half of the course, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the newest developmental assessment of adult attachment,The Adult Attachment Projective. This diagnostic tool was created by Dr. George and and her colleagues, Dr's. Malcolm West and Odette Pettem, in response to the need of clinicians and researchers to have an instrument to assess attachment that can be administered and scored more efficiently than lengthy interview-based measures. The AAP is the only adult attachment assessment that integrates defensive processing and elements of attachment that pertain to development of the self. Initial indications suggest this instrument, in addition to being far more practical in clinical research and practice, is also as robust in terms of reliability and predictive quality. Dr. George will elucidate the features of this assessment methodology as it applies to understanding the organization and disorganization of an individual's attachment status. You will also be introduced to the clinical use of this tool and how it measures attachment in a clinical setting. Please note this training is not sufficient to be able to administer the AAP, rather an important first step in understanding its use and value in clinical practice.

 

HOME STUDY LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

What are the major goals of therapy when attachment theory is integrated into one's approach?
How does a client's attachment status influence approach in treatment?
How does attachment and adult attachment status interface with therapeutic intervention?
How might attachment theory, in particular the AAP, be used in therapy with adults, couples, or parent (in parent-child therapy)?

 

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6 CE Audio Course Taken Online

 
 

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid course fee, verified identity by checking checkbox on verification webpage, completed evaluation, and completed post-test with passing grade of 75% in order to receive a certificate. Failure to complete and submit these materials will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. (6) CE hours.

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (6) clock hours.

Social Workers 
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 6 contact hours self-study.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA:
The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (6) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (6) contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (6) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. (6) CE clock hours. Provider #151


Chemical Dependency Counselors
Provider approved by NAADAC Approved Education Provider Program for (6) contact hours.  Approval #96924. 
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (6) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (6) hours general, Expires 3/31/2019.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX:
R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (6) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA:
Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (6) contact hours.

Dentists
CA:
R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider  approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874. (6) CE Hours.

Sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

 

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 Online Home Study: $60.00 Add to Cart