Fri, Apr 05|
This is a Virtual Training
A Family Systems Approach to Strengthening Parent-Child Attachment
This workshop, directed at therapists in both outpatient and community-based settings, presents an ecosystemic framework for helping children and families using applied attachment theory and family therapy.
Time & Location
Apr 05, 2024, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
This is a Virtual Training
About the event
3.0 NBCC Credit Hours
Event Time is Central Standard Time Zone
CE Credit will not be awarded to those who are not mental health professionals. Completed evaluation will be required for credit for all participants.
Children showing serious emotional and behavioral challenges often live in families where attachments are fragile and insecure. This workshop, directed at therapists in both outpatient and community-based settings, presents an ecosystemic framework for helping these children and families using applied attachment theory and family therapy. We will review the basics of attachment theory and its implications for child development, family functioning and treatment. Videotape review is used to help participants sharpen their skills in “seeing” the attachment subtext in family interactions, and then bringing attachment related anxiety or pain into the conversation. Emphasis will be given to pacing and using the language of attachment to shift parents from a behavioral view of their children to a relational one. This language taps into yearnings for a sense of felt safety, a sense of being seen and known (attunement), the experience of felt comfort (soothing), and a sense of being valued (expressed delight). This workshop introduces and demonstrates facilitated enactments, an experiential treatment method, for supporting increased distress tolerance and sustained emotional connection in parent child interactions.
As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:
- Describe the nature and functions of attachment within a family context.
- Recognize the attachment subtext in family interactions.
- Describe how to use enactments to strengthen the parent child relationship.
C. Wayne Jones, Ph.D.
C. Wayne Jones, Ph.D., a child and family psychologist, is the Founder and Director of the Center for
Family Based Training, an organization which promotes the implementation of evidence-informed
systemic approaches, such as Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT), to treating youth with
severe emotional problems and their families. He has been the Principal Investigator of several major
community based federal research demonstration programs designed to improve the developmental
outcomes of young children living in multi-stressed families, and has published numerous journal
articles and book chapters on related topics. His book, Setting the Stage for Change: An Eco-Systemic
Approach to In-Home Family-Based Treatment, is a treatment manual for intensive in-home programs,
such as Pennsylvania’s Family Based Mental Health program. Dr. Jones is also Clinical Associate
Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine,
where he is on the training faculty of the Center for Couples and Families.
Workshop Outline (CST):
8:30 – 9:30 An introduction to attachment theory and a family systems perspective. How do they, together, enhance “thinking” about case conceptualization when treating children with emotional problems?
9:30 – 10:30 Describe clues for recognizing the attachment subtext in family interactions. Practice “seeing” patterns using videotape examples.
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Describe principles for strengthening parent child relationships within the family context. Introduce and demonstrate the use of facilitated enactments.
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