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.
Then we will look at 22 facets of the cognitive-affective divide to see how people can process information oppositely, the significance of self vs other, and how emotions and affective displays differ in the two patterns. We will see how adult attachment impacts client decision making and narrative style, and how different types of information can be ignored or excessively relied on. Insight into the cognitive-affective divide enhances many aspects of our work including counseling, patience, and choice of treatment and professional approach to the client relationship.
Written materials will be provided including a Cognitive-Affective Characteristics and Differences cheat sheet, the Conflict Model circumplex (an attachment-based graphic describing conflict psychology), and a bibliography.
Mark Baumann is a lawyer who practices family law counseling, litigation, and mediation. He has completed intensive courses in conducting attachment assessments for children and adults, and is a certified coder for the Adult Attachment Interview. He has a graduate credit certificate (LL.M. equivalent) in Interpersonal Neurobiology. Mark is developing the Integrative Client-Centered Model (ICCM) for counselors, which includes the DMM based Conflict Model of personality expression in the course of conflict.
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.
Is it ever hard to connect with your teen?
LiFT is a 5 hour program that brings High Schoolers and their parents* together to share family values, strengthen family bonds, and talk about the tough stuff—like relationships and sexual health.
• Support your teen to achieve their goals
• Help your teen to make healthy choices
• Encourage your teen to open up to you
• Enjoy food and prizes
• Teens earn $110 for participating, adults earn $80
• December 9th, 2017 10am-4 pm
• At the Lincoln Center in Port Angeles
or sign-up today online www.bit.do/LiFTsignup
First Step Family Support Center is hosting a free Kaleidoscope Play and Learn on Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:30 am at the Sequim Library, November 21 - December 19. For more information contact Alicia at 360-207-4830 or see the attached flyer. PlayLearn_Sequim.jpg
Logo Design Contest Extended!
Prevention Works! has been working to make Clallam County a better place to live for almost 20 years. We are planning for the future, and would like a new logo to represent us on social media and our website. We promote ways to nurture our children and strengthen our communities. The Board recently decided to focus its efforts on the world of early childhood, ages 0-8.
We support parenting classes, universal screening for children, development of life/executive skills in children, and more. Anyone may submit an idea - all ages and abilities are welcome. The details…
Prevention Works! of Clallam County Logo Design Contest
• Submissions should be either .pdf or .jpg files.
• The Prevention Works! Board will review all submissions and decide the winner.
• The winner will receive a monetary prize of at least $125!
Please email us with any questions or for more information.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest has two part-time positions open for screeners with the Child Check program - one for a Bilingual (Spanish) screener in the west end of Clallam County, and another for the central and eastern areas of the County. Please see the full flyer for more information: FAM_SUP_FLYER_Child_Check_-_Screener_central_and_east_2017_JAN.pdf
Darren Laur, the White Hatter, is returning to the Peninsula on Wednesday, November 2, from 6-8 pm at the Sequim High School Auditorium. Darren will be presenting Social Media Safety and Digital Literacy for Parents. All parents and caregivers of teens, tweens, and younger children, as well as interested community members, are welcome to attend.
The presentation will include topics such as cellphone/smartphone and webcam safety; digital peer aggression; social engineering; sexting; when to be concerned as a parent; and how to help keep kids safe online. The event is free and open to the public. Please click below to download a copy of the event flyer.
Prevention Works!, in partnership with Parenting Matters Foundation, is pleased to announce United ParenTeen has moved to Port Angeles! ParenTeen is a support group for parents, grandparents, guardians, and caregivers of teens and tweens in Clallam County. Participants will discuss parenting challenges and learn appropriate strategies unique to this age group. Sessions will be held at First Step Family Support Center, 323 E. 6th St, Port Angeles, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm on the following dates:
Please contact Melissa Harris, Facilitator, at 360-461-1072, to RSVP or with any questions. Walk-ins welcome!
For more information, please see the attached flyer: ParenTeen_Flyer_PA.pdf
Prevention Works! is now on Facebook. Follow us for parenting tips like this one:
Discipline is one of the hardest things to get right as a parent. Make sure your expectations match your child's abilities. The "Discipline Do's" from Zero to Three includes a parent check and different ideas for toddlers and young children. Discipline_Dos__An_Empathic_and_Effective_Approach_to_Addressing_Challenging_Behaviors_in_Young_Children.pdf
Prevention Works! has been working to make Clallam County a better place to live for almost 20 years. We are planning for the future, and would like a new logo to represent us on social media and our website.
We would like a new logo that represents who we are and what we do. Our current programs focus on helping parents and children: we support parenting classes, universal screening for children, anti-bullying efforts, and more. Anyone may submit an idea - all ages and abilities are welcome. The details…
Prevention Works! of Clallam County Logo Design Contest
- Submissions should be either .pdf or .jpg files.
- The Prevention Works! Board will review all submissions and decide the winner.
- The winner will receive a monetary prize!
Two great parent education programs are starting this month at First Step in Port Angeles.
Play and Learn will be offered on Wednesdays from 9:00 - 10:30 for parents of infants and toddlers, and from 11:00 - 12:30 for parents of pre-schoolers. PlayLearnPA_2017.png
Promoting First Relationships, a free parenting class, will be held each Friday, Janaury 20th - March 10th, from 10:00 - 11:30. First_Relationships_Jan-March_2017.png
Please view each flyer for information on locations and how to sign up.
Prevention Works! believes that Family Friendly Workplaces play an important role in supporting parents and strengthening our community. We are proud to recognize employers in Clallam County who share our belief and understand the value of Family Friendly policies to their workplace and the entire community. Benefits to employers with Family Friendly Workplaces include:
- Greater employee satisfaction and retention
- Maximized employee productivity
- Increased loyalty and morale
- Increased recruitment effectiveness
- Improved work ethic
Employees of Family Friendly Workplaces are often more loyal to their employers, more satisfied with their jobs, and are less stressed due to an improved work/life balance.
Family Friendly Workplace Policy Checklist:
- Flex Time
- Compressed Work week
- Remote Work
- Part Time
- Job Sharing
- Paid Time Off (PTO) and Emergency Time Off
- Shift Swapping
- Occasional Flexibility
- Provide Lactation Friendly Work Place
- Help Families Locate High Quality Child Care
- Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
- Hosting A Child Care Center On Site
- Educating Employees about the Earned Income Tax Credit
- Hosting / Funding Parent Trainings on Site
- Posting Family Friendly Education Posters