Adult Attachment in Clinical Practice: Understanding & Treating Insecure Adult Attachment
Instructor: Annette Kussin, MSW, RSW
Date: June 6-7, 2019
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: Best Western Plus, The Arden Park Hotel. 552 Ontario Street, Stratford ON
Early-Bird Cost: $349 CAD + 13% HST (=$394.37) by May 5, 2019. *Please note that an Eventbrite fee is added when registering online and paying by credit/debit/paypal. To avoid this fee you can instead download the registration form from our website at www.missionempowerment.ca and pay by cheque or email money transfer.
Regular Cost: $379 CAD + 13% HST (=$428.27) after May 5, 2019. *Please note that an Eventbrite fee is added when registering online and paying by credit/debit/paypal. To avoid this fee you can instead download the registration form from our website at www.missionempowerment.ca and pay by cheque or email money transfer.
* Cost includes continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments *
**All prices are in CAD$. American Patrons - your dollar goes further! $1 CAD = $0.77 USD (as of August 24, 2019 - check online for current exchange rate)
*Group Rates available for groups of 5+ people registering together OR for individuals registering for more than one workshop. See www.missionempowerment.ca/discounts for more information*
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 2, 2019 at 4pm
For more information on this workshop visit www.missionempowerment.ca
Relationships with caregivers in the early years have a profound influence on an adult’s self-perceptions, perception of others and his/her capacity for healthy intimate relationships. Adults with secure attachments and healthy adult relationships usually had early experiences of consistent nurturing and care from parents or caregivers. Adults with insecure attachments and unhealthy relationships, on the other hand, usually had early experiences of inconsistent nurturing, rejection or even severe neglect and abuse. The good news is that adults with insecure attachments can redevelop their capacity for secure attachments by understanding the impact of early childhood experiences on their personality development and present relationships, mourning the losses and longings from these early child/parent relationships and developing a non-judgmental stance in exploring their patterns.
This workshop will present a model of therapy and interventions for helping professionals to assist clients recognize their unconscious models of relationships, to develop greater security through the therapeutic relationship and to risk new and healthy interactive patterns in present relationships. Attendees will also develop awareness of their own attachment style and its importance in their therapeutic work with clients.
Participants will learn: how to assess adult attachment using the Adult Attachment Interview and Behavioural Determinants; the neurobiology of adult attachment; the connection between mental health disorders and attachment categories; goals and stages of attachment focused counselling; and treatment interventions for each of the adult attachment categories.
Annette Kussin, MSW, RSW, is a registered Social Worker, a registered Marriage and Family Therapist and an advanced Attachment Focused Therapist. She worked in Children’s Mental Health for over 30 years, as a therapist, supervisor, manager and clinical director. Currently Annette maintains a private practice, where she specializes in Attachment Focused Therapy for adults, couples, adolescents, and adoptive families. She also offers parenting capacity assessments and attachment and trauma assessments in her private practice. She has developed a model of Attachment Focused Therapy for adults struggling with intimacy and for couples with relationship problems.
An administrative fee of $50 will be charged for all cancellations. Cancellation 14 or more days prior to the workshop date – receive a refund, less $50 administration fee. Cancellation less than 14 days prior to the workshop date – receive a credit, less $50 administration fee, to be applied to a future workshop. No credit or refund will be issued if you do not notify us in advance of the workshop date. You may transfer your registration to another person without prior notice. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event due to under-enrollment, instructor illness or inclement weather. If a workshop is cancelled, any payment will be returned in full.
The BEST WESTERN Plus Arden Park Hotel is pleased to offered preferred rates for Mission: Empowerment guests. Rooms start at $169 + taxes. A block of rooms has been set aside for this event, up until May 5, 2019. For reservations, call 1-877-788-8818 or 519-275-2936 and quote "Mission Empowerment Block". For other accommodation options, visit www.visitstratford.ca