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Trainings for Clinicians 


Attachment Theory in Practice

This training is for beginning to intermediate therapists and addresses how attachment theory is integrated into case conceptualization and practice. Through exploration of different models that integrate attachment theory, participants will gain clinical intervention skills aimed at reestablishing attachment security in family systems. Emphasis is on activities to practice identifying attachment behaviors and language, and role plays to practice turning “attachment moments” into clinical interventions in the here-and-now of sessions.

CEs: 12 CEs 

Format: In-Person 

When: October 19th & 20th, 2024 – 9am-4:30pm (lunch 12:30pm-1:30pm)

Cost: $300


  • Clinicians who work with (or plan to work with) family systems and couples
  • Master’s level students of counseling
  • Associate-level therapists
  • LMFTs, LPCs, LCSWs, PsyDs

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will gain understanding of attachment theory and its history.
2. Participants will discuss attachment theory’s cultural limitations and common factors applicability.
3. Participants will apply attachment theory to conceptualizing individual and familial relational dynamics.
4. Participants will identify attachment coping strategies, behaviors, and language.
5. Participants will develop understanding of 14 emotion-deepening techniques.
6. Participants will gain knowledge of therapy models that integrate attachment theory and clinical interventions aimed at alleviating attachment distress and establishing secure attachment.
7. Participants will gain basic knowledge of the two phases of Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), including PRIDE skills and practice guidelines.
8. Participants will develop strategies for enhacing secure attachment between caregivers and children.
9. Participants will identify the five tasks of Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT).
10. Participants will collaborate on developing therapeutic questions for each of the five tasks of ABFT.
11. Participants will gain basic knowledge of the process of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and common patterns of interaction.
12. Participants will practice attachment-based interventions, including emotion-deepening techniques, PCIT, ABFT, and EFT.