Attachment Security: Developmental Effects and Effective Intervention is organized by Western Schools and will be held from Sep 27, 2017 - Sep 27, 2020. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 4 (Clinical) Continuing Education Clock Hours Upon Successful Course Completion.
Current research reveals that in addition to the traditional mother-child dyad, infants also attach to other consistent caregivers (i.e., fathers, both parents, foster parents, nannies). The effects of positive development due to secure attachment are widely known and accepted. It is only within the past decade that researchers have turned their attention to understanding insecure attachment and its prevalence across cultures. As researchers begin to understand the potential outcomes of insecure attachment over time, professionals in human services and mental health must gain a conceptual understanding of the multiple dimensions of attachment and implement effective strategies that are targeted to the specific problems and issues that are present in clients with attachment-related concerns.
This intermediate-level course begins by reviewing early research and the identification of attachment styles. The basic components of attachment theory are explained while also noting potential racial and cultural biases in the theory and research literature. The effects of insecure attachments and parenting style across developmental domains are discussed. Case studies provide opportunities for clinical application of attachment theory, including how a parent's own attachment security can influence that of their children and family system. This course provides information on the effects of attachment types on relationships, communication, the development of mental health-related concerns, and personality disorders.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Social Worker Clinical, Clinical Psychology