Description

Connection is central to the work of helpers, teachers, and counsellors – skills to facilitate positive attachment go a long way toward achieving this goal. Healthy and flourishing attachment relationships are important throughout life because they lead to increased resilience. Early attachment patterns influence how children grow to engage with others and form adult relationships. Our first experiences of forming and maintaining relationships happen within the family context, but children and youth also experience attachment relationships with other adults in their lives including educators and caregivers. This interactive and experiential workshop will explore attachment theory, as well as common attachment dynamics at play for children and adults alike. Participants will practice applying principles and strategies for fostering connection with children and families.

Price: $129.00 CAD

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Continuing Education Credit Hours (CEU) 5


Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • Foundations of Attachment Theories
  • Understanding Process and Patterns in Relationships
  • The Cultural Context of Systems
  • The Positive Power of Attachment
  • Spoken and Unspoken Rules of Connection
  • Skills for Engaging Family Systems
  • Using Curiosity to Explore Process

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the role of attachment in healthy relationship development
  • Summarize attachment patterns that commonly shape interactions
  • Identify signs of health in attachment relationships
  • List a variety of skills for increasing secure and healthy attachment patterns

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ABOUT THE TRAINER

Marwa Fadol, MA, RPsych

Photo of Marwa Fadol, Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute>Marwa is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta and holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. In addition to training with CTRI, she is a Mental Health Therapist with Alberta Health Services, providing triage and assessment to people struggling with addiction and mental health concerns. She also has a private practice where she works with families around various issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and family relationships. Additionally, Marwa consults with community and faith-based organizations on topics related to mental health. As a clinician she believes that people are the experts in their own lives and have within them the strength and capacity to enact change. Marwa approaches her work through an attachment and developmental lens and sees that her role as a therapist is to help empower people to write their own life stories, explore their own values and beliefs about how the world works, and develop authentic, fulfilling relationships. She is also a contributing author of CTRI’s book, Counselling in Relationships, and is the author or editor of several of CTRI’s training materials, including those on the topics of attachment and counselling in relationships. As a trainer she brings warmth and humour and draws on her varied experiences to make for an engaging, relevant training experience.

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, childcare workers and anyone seeking a better understanding of attachment.