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Face-to-Face Training

ATTACHMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: Supporting relational security with practice-focused interventions and approaches for specific developmental periods. (Melbourne)


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Description

Attachment consists of diverse lifespan phenomena. Studies have now expanded including all age cohorts: younger and older children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Both understanding and responding to attachment needs of each group requires knowledge of important differences and similarities, continuities and discontinuities. This seminar provides a unique overview of practical interventions applicable across the full attachment lifespan. For each age group, one evidence-based approach will be engaged whereby specific skills and activities are explored with a focus on applicability for practice. Although fewer practitioners work with every lifespan age group, awareness of the full spectrum remains valuable for understanding clients, their families and their relations.

After an initial introduction to Attachment Theory, the seminar focuses on six specific age groups:

(1) The initial glance takes in earliest pre-language attachments where implicit patterns of interaction dominate. Some of the greatest clinical progress in the attachment world has occurred in supporting first attachments with key caregivers. 

(2) The emergence of goal-corrected partnerships between ages 2 and 5 has historically received less attention than earlier attachments. Indeed, we have only recently been able to fully measure. But social work home visit interventions are producing valuable evidence for shifting less optimal attachments.

(3) Middle childhood attachment includes greater integration within the family system and new attachments possibly formed with key mentors such as teachers and sports coaches. The practical value of promising combinations of attachment and system interventions will be considered, especially as regards school performance.

 

(4) Adolescence sees the emergence of an individual’s first peer or symmetrical attachments as adulthood beckons. This period remains the most challenging as our grasp of these immense changes remain only partially understood. Again, a look at the more efficacious interventions for the world of the adolescent will be explored: both parent-child and peer.

(5) Adulthood sees the emergence of new long-term relationships, both romantic and close friendships. The application of attachment to couples work as depicted in Susan Johnson’s important work with Emotionally Focused Therapy [EFT] for couples takes the next focus. [Please not more in-depth work with adult maladaptive attachment is considered in Seminars 2] (6) Finally, the seminar concludes with a vital glimpse of emerging research on shifts in attachment in later life. Existential and familial considerations will also be taken up for this period.

In summary, the seminar seeks to skill up mental health workers by providing a relatively focussed but still comprehensive picture of the most current research and available practical interventions by lifespan period.

Faculty

Kevin Keith, PhD BBA (Hons) (University of North Texas 1977); MA and STL (University of Louvain, Belgium, 1986 & 88); MPhil (Oxford University, 1991); Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy (Jansen Newman Institute, 2005); PhD Candidate (University of Sydney, Faculty of Science, Research interest Attachment Theory, projected completion 2015).'s Profile

Kevin Keith, PhD BBA (Hons) (University of North Texas 1977); MA and STL (University of Louvain, Belgium, 1986 & 88); MPhil (Oxford University, 1991); Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy (Jansen Newman Institute, 2005); PhD Candidate (University of Sydney, Faculty of Science, Research interest Attachment Theory, projected completion 2015). Related seminars and products: 14


Kevin Keith PhD BBA (Hons) (University of North Texas 1977); MA and STL (University of Louvain, Belgium, 1986 & 88); MPhil (Oxford University, 1991); Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy (Jansen Newman Institute, 2005); PhD Candidate (University of Sydney, Faculty of Science, Research interest Attachment Theory, projected completion 2015). Kevin is a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. He splits time between private practice and education/academic activities. He is a lecturer in the Jansen Newman Institute (JNI) and Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP). In 2017, he completed his PhD at the University of Sydney (History and Philosophy of Science Unit) with primary research interests in Attachment Theory. His thesis—The Goal-Corrected Partnership: A Critical Assessment of the Research Programme—brings a focus on attachment development post-infancy. This work also rearticulates Attachment Theory in light of advances in the lifespan developmental sciences, especially approaches to biological complexity. Kevin presents regularly on Attachment Theory to a wide range of audiences, including a May 2016 paper at the International Society for Philosophy of Psychiatry in Atlanta GA USA [on attachment within the NIMH Research Domain Criteria, an alternative model to the DSM-5]. He is acclaimed as an engaging and inspiring presenter whose seminars change the way therapists perceive and work with their clients in ways that surprise and delight.


Registration Details

Face-to-Face registration
Fee:  $249
 
         $29 to purchase and keep the recording of this event. 

  • Tea and coffee are included. Food may be purchased on the ground floor or from the many surrounding cafes.
  • You will need to sign in on arrival to be eligible for an Attendance Certificate. 
  • Your attendance certificate for 7 hours of face-to-face, active training can be retrieved on completion of your evaluation via your login account.
  • A hard copy of notes and resources will be available to you on arrival at this event.
  • If for whatever reason, you are unable to attend this live event on the day,  your registration will be transferred into the live interactive webcast of this event with three month's access to the recording. 
  • N.B. Face to face participants are required to comply with COVID safety measures as outlined by the venue and PDP
    Details of the measures current at the time and in line with public health orders will be advised in your pre-event reminder/information emails.
    The venue and PDP reserve the right to deny entry to any participant who chooses not to follow COVID safety plans. 

Live Interactive Webcast registration
Fees: $199 
Primary viewer (includes three month's access recording of the event.
           $99 Additional viewer (must watch on same device as primary viewer)
           $29 Purchase lifetime access to the recording (available to primary viewer only)

  • Your attendance certificate for 7 hours of live, interactive training can be retrieved on completion of the evaluation and quiz via your account. 
  • A soft copy of all resources will remain in your account indefinitely.
  • A recording of this event will be available in your account approximately three weeks after the live event and will remain available for a full three months.  You will receive an email notification when the recording becomes available for viewing. 
  • If for whatever reason, you are unable to join the live webcast on the day, you will be able to watch the recording, complete your evaluation and quiz and retrieve  your certificate at a later date before the end of the three month viewing period.

Reminders for all events are sent two weeks, one week, one day and one hour prior.

Objectives

Learning objectives of this training:

  1. Understand attachment across each phase of development
  2. Develop a more comprehensive understanding of client’s relational world
  3. Apply most recent evidence-based interventions
  4. Coach clients who are struggling with parental responses to their children
  5. Envision the emerging and complex world of adolescent relationships
  6. Assist clients in enhancing their attachment relationships  
  7. Develop attachment informed strategies with client’s whose parents or loved ones may suffer with Alzheimer’s and dementia

"Understanding lifespan attachment phenomena—both the similarities and differences by unique age period—, enables us to engage more effectively with our clients and their families."   Kevin Keith

 

How will you benefit from attending this training?

  • Gain a view of current research on the full lifespan of attachment phenomena
  • Possess a more comprehensive perspective on evidence for interventions at each stage of the lifespan
  • Expand skills and practice interventions for age specific attachment

Outline

Morning Session (includes a short morning tea break)

  • Attachment Introductory Basics; Understanding development and current interventions for infancy, pre-school and middle childhood.

Afternoon Session (includes a short afternoon tea break)

  • Understanding development and current interventions for adolescence, adulthood and later life .

 

Target Audience

This seminar has been designed to extend the clinical knowledge and applied skill of Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Hypnotherapists, Social Workers, Community Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists.

Venue information

COVID-19 AND YOUR SAFETY
This Accor hotel has a fully implemented plan attending to the health and safety of all venue attendees.
You will be required to abide by the safety  measures current at the time and in line with public health orders. These will be advised in your pre-event reminder/information emails.
In the interest of everone's safety, the venue and PDP reserve the right to deny entry to any participant who chooses not to follow the current COVID safety plans. 

ACCESSIBILITY
This venue offers wheelchair access from the street level. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Conveniently located right by several bus routes and a 7-minute walk to Parliament Station.

PARKING
Links to reasonable early-bird parking close to the venue:
https://www.wilsonparking.com.au/park/3215_180-Russell-St-Car-Park_180-Russell-Street-Melbourne
https://www.wilsonparking.com.au/park/3252_222-Russell-St-Car-Park_222-Russell-Street-Melbourne

NOURISHMENT 
All day tea, coffee and water are provided.
If you have pre-purchased lunch, hotel staff will have you selection ready for you.
The venue has a restaurant and is surrounded by cafes and restaurants should you choose to eat out.
Please note that lunch bought from outside providers cannot be eaten in the hotel.

ACCOMODATION

The seminar venue is the Mantra on Russell Hotel which offers a discount on accommodation for the PDP community. Please quote the code RUSSELL2021
Website: https://all.accor.com/hotel/B3P4/index.en.shtml?utm_campaign=seo+maps&utm_medium=seo+maps&utm_source=google+Maps

Quest on Lonsdale is a 6 minute walk from the venue.
Website: https://www.questapartments.com.au/properties/vic/melbourne/quest-on-lonsdale/overview?utm_source=GoogleMyBusiness&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=questonlonsdale
Hotel Grand Chancellor is a 2 minute walk from the venue.
Website: https://www.grandchancellorhotels.com/hotel-grand-chancellor-Melbourne 

Webcast Schedule

Morning Session
  9:00am - 12:45pm
  Includes a 15 minutes break at 10:45am

Lunch Break
  12:45pm - 1:45pm

Afternoon Session
  1:45pm - 5:00pm
  Includes a 15 minutes break at 3:15pm

Location

MANTRA ON RUSSELL

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222 Russell Street, 222 Russell Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
03 9915 2500
all.accor.com

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