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NP0008 The Great Attachment Debate

This blog focuses on discussion regarding the course NP0008 The Great Attachment Debate.
 
 

NP0008, Attachment, Bonus Session, Ed Tronick

 

Discover Open Systems Dynamics, the concept that both the attachment bond and the repair of the attachment bond are essential to emotional and mental health, with Ed Tronick, renowned Harvard development researcher. Tronick, who developed the Still-Face paradigm, which has become a standard means of studying human development, will discuss how infants make meaning, the mutual regulation model, and how failed reparations affect mental life.

After the session, please reflect on this presentation as well as the series as a whole. Take just a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and let us know what you think. Do you have any specific questions about this session for the presenter or your peers? How did all of these perspectives lend themselves to your understanding of how Attachment Theory is—or isn’t—clinically relevant?

We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments. If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

09.19.2011   Posted In: NP0008 The Great Attachment Debate   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0008, Attachment, Session 6, Allan Schore

 

One of the leaders of the neuropsychology movement, Allan Schore will explain why moving from insight to affect regulation is important, and how to help clients develop a body-based relational unconscious. He’ll discuss the Emotional Revolution that’s taken place and will help you better understand the human unconscious and how all of these understandings will lend to more effective therapeutic treatment.

After the session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and let us know what you think. What did Schore discuss that was new to you? Do you have any specific questions for the presenter or your peers? We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments.

If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

 

09.12.2011   Posted In: NP0008 The Great Attachment Debate   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0008, Attachment, Session 5, Sue Johnson

 

How is Attachment Theory relevant to effectively couples therapy? Learn with Sue Johnson how understanding and working with attachment relationships will help therapists deepen their emotional presence and work with clients’ emotional reactivity in session. Johnson, one of the originators of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, will explore the principles of this empirically validated treatment and how to apply Attachment Theory in therapy.

After this session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and let us know what you think about using this method with couples and whether you think Attachment Theory is applicable in couples therapy. What was new or most striking about this presentation? What questions did this bring up for you?  We invite you to include your name and hometown along with your comment. If you ever have any technical questions, contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

09.05.2011   Posted In: NP0008 The Great Attachment Debate   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0008, Attachment, Session 4, David Schnarch

 

Are there any downsides to basing clinical treatment on Attachment Theory? In this session, discover why David Schnarch, a leading advocate of differentiation in the therapy process, believes that Attachment Theory keeps clients functioning as needy children. Schnarch will discuss how to use confrontation as an effective therapeutic approach.

After this session with Schnarch, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and let us know what you think about using this strategy with clients. What was most relevant about this presentation? What questions did this bring up for you?  We invite you to include your name and hometown along with your comment. If you ever have any technical questions, contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

 

08.29.2011   Posted In: NP0008 The Great Attachment Debate   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP008, Attachment, Session 3, Dan Siegel

 

How can attunement enhance brain integration and self-regulation? In this third session of the Great Attachment Debate, Dan Siegel, one of the leading proponents of integrating brain science and psychotherapy, will explore the practical applications of Attachment Theory in clinical practice, and explain the role of attunement in integration. Siegel, a prominent researcher, will shed light on interpersonal neurobiology.

After participating in this session, please take a few minutes to review and engage in the Comment Board. What did you learn in this session that was new or surprising? What was most interesting or felt most relevant to you? What questions do you have now for the presenter or other participants? Please feel free to share what you thought, and we invite you to include your name and hometown along with your comment. If you ever have any technical questions or concerns, contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org, and someone from our Support Team will respond as soon as possible.

08.22.2011   Posted In: NP0008 The Great Attachment Debate   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0008, Attachment, Session 2, Jerome Kagan

 

Are we too attached to attachment theory? In this session with leading child psychologist Jerome Kagan, you’ll get the opportunity to explore the methodology and evidence behind Attachment Theory. Then, you’ll be able to decide whether you think the research shows that temperament or attachment is more significant to human development.

After hearing Kagan talk about the research and theories, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board. Let us know what you think. What did you learn from this session that was new? What was most striking about this session for you? What questions do you have? We invite you to include your name and hometown along with your comment. If you ever have any technical questions, contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

08.15.2011   Posted In: NP0008 The Great Attachment Debate   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0008, Attachment, Session 1, Alan Sroufe

 

Is Attachment Theory important to clinical practice today? Over the next few weeks, the Great Attachment Debate will present a variety of viewpoints from leading experts on the scientific foundations of Attachment Theory to answer this relevant question about its implications.

In this first session, you’ll learn the fundamentals of Attachment Theory—John Bowlby’s influence, the connection between attachment style and psychopathology, and why Attachment Theory is important to clinical practice—with leading researcher Alan Sroufe.

After each session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board, an important part of our learning experience and to create a community of learning between participants. Please feel free to comment about what you’ve learned in the session, to ask any questions you may have of the presenter or your peers, or to share any relevant experiences. We invite you to include your name and hometown along with your comment. If you ever have any technical questions, contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

08.08.2011   Posted In: NP0008 The Great Attachment Debate   By Psychotherapy Networker
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