Attachment Theory Into Practice

This is a multi-part workshop!

Title: Attachment Theory Into Practice: Using an Attachment-Focused Lens to Create A Nurturing and Responsive Growing Environment for Children
Location: NSCC Kingstec, Kentville
Date: Saturdays, September 29th, October 27th, and November 24th, 2018 (You must attend both sessions to receive your certificate.)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (18 PD hours!)
Fee: $200 (snacks provided)
Class Number: #5909
Registration:   Deadline: September 14th.  Print and mail or drop off, with payment, to the Support Centre  |  Online Registration
Facilitators: Michelle MacIsaac
Delivery Method: Lecture/Discussion; Hands-on/Group Work

Description: This workshop will explore a practical application of attachment theory and how to integrate key principles into everyday care, group culture, policy, and maintaining a supportive care team (including strong relationship with parents). The Circle of Security Parenting Model © will provide participants with the attachment map through which we will delve into challenges facing education centers. Working from an attachment-focused lens will support educators’ efforts to establish a nurturing learning environment. This training will be offered in small group format to allow participants to discuss case examples and work through ways to apply new learning in daily life. The three part training will allow participants to build capacity around understanding behaviour as emotional need, gain confidence in responding to that emotional need, reflect on special considerations for children who have experienced trauma and implications for inclusive practices.

Please keep our workshop guidelines in mind.

About the Facilitators: Michelle is a clinical social worker with more than 19 years of practice. She has worked with children, adults, couples and families in diverse settings including Early Intervention, the Canadian Armed Forces, IWK Health Centre, and non-profit community-based settings. She is currently a partner in an attachment and trauma focused private practice, Clannad Counselling and Consulting. Michelle’s areas of specialization are trauma (PTSD and developmental trauma), disabilities including Autism and ADHD, and anxiety/depression. Her training includes Emotionally Focused Therapy (attachment-based couple work), Attachment Focused EMDR, CBT, Play Therapy (Theraplay) and Circle of Security.