The Cognitive-Affective divide: How adult attachment theory informs client counseling and conflict psychology by teasing out two primary patterns of self-protective strategies
This 3-hour workshop is intended for mental health and parenting professionals, who are interested in understanding how childhood attachment experience impacts patterns of adult thinking and behaving. Attachment theory identifies how many or most people develop a cognitive or affective orientation (or bias) to how they think and behave in the context of subjectively perceived dangerous situations. In terms of activating the attachment system, danger is broadly defined and can include family disputes and problems, and the issues that commonly present during holiday times. We will look at what attachment theory is, and compare the two primary models of attachment, the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM) and the ABC+D model. From an attachment perspective, we will look at how ACES and trauma history can impact reflective function and intensity of attachment patterns. We will briefly review the disorganized category, and its limitations and the problems with its use identified by the developers of the disorganized theory.
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017.
Time: 9:00-12:20 (3 hours with two 10 minute breaks)
Location: Mark Baumann’s office, 1337 W. 5th Street, Port Angeles (corner of 5th and G) (Location may be changed.
Complexity level: advanced
CE: (not applied for, but it may be possible to do so if you ask)
Cost: Free for Clallam and Jefferson practitioners, otherwise $75
Please contact Mark if you would like to set up this training for your agency or in your local community.