Therapeutic Posture: Maximizing Treatment Success Within the Attachment Based Alliance

Therapeutic Posture: Maximizing Treatment Success Within the Attachment Based Alliance

$135.00

Thursday, February 28, 2019

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Two women sitting on sofa, talking

Council for Relationships – University City

4025 Chestnut Street First Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104

 

5 CE Credits Available 

 

Workshop Description

Therapeutic posture (TxP) is a unique contribution to the therapeutic alliance, which is the adaptation to a client’s attachment style.  Much research supports the significant role of the Bond within the therapeutic alliance that facilitates the successful agreement about tasks and goals and potentiates the impact of interventions.  Applying attachment theory to a description of a therapeutic posture within a systemic framework, allows the therapist to use various therapeutic styles to establish an attuned Bond with clients, which helps maximizes therapeutic impact. TxP is a differentiated approach to individuals, couples and families, whereby the therapist attunes to each individual’s attachment style within a systemic framework for enhanced treatment outcomes.  This workshop will focus on differentiating the four therapeutic styles and applying them in a series of clinical vignettes. Participants will have the opportunity to roleplay a variety of clients, which include individuals, couples, and families, so that clinical effectiveness will be enhanced.

 

Workshop Level – Advanced

 

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the role of attachment as an integrative construct in maximizing secure therapeutic bonds with clients.
  2. Implement the attachment-focused blueprint called therapeutic posture in role plays that demonstrate the implementation of therapeutic styles in therapy relationships.
  3. Assess attachment dynamics in a variety of clients, including individuals, couples, and families in order to learn how to conceptualize the four domains and therapist styles that achieve attunement with differing clients.
  4. Identify how the adaptation of therapeutic styles to clients’ adult attachment styles works in couple’s therapy when targeting differing underlying childhood attachment patterns.
  5. Discriminate four discrete disorganized attachment styles for individuals and family systems that can be identified and guide the use of therapeutic posture for clients with complex childhood attachment experiences.

References for this workshop can be found here.

 

About the Presenters

 

Rita DeMaria, PhD, LMFT, CST is a distinguished professor, couple and family therapist, sex therapist, author, researcher and relationship educator who is known for her warmth, compassion and commitment to helping individuals, couples, and families in all stages of their relationship.  She is a Senior Staff member at Council for Relationships in Philadelphia, established in 1932 as the Marriage Council of Philadelphia.  Her clinical experience spans over 38 years and includes work in couples therapy, addictions, child abuse, sexual trauma, delinquency and disadvantaged individuals and families. She joined Council in 2000 and is both Faculty & Supervisor in the Post-Graduate Certificate Program in CFT and an Assistant Professor and Supervisor in the Masters Program at Couple and Family Therapy, Jefferson University. Dr. DeMaria maintains her clinical practice in Center City and in Blue Bell, PA. Her expertise includes clinical applications of attachment theory and intergenerational transmission of attachment patterns. For more than 30 years she has contributed to professional publications, relationship education and books for the public as well as through her training programs, speaking engagements and media appearances.

Briana Bogue, MFT, ABD is a practicing therapist, doctoral student and researcher. She has a Masters Degree in Couple and Family Therapy, which provides her background in her Doctoral studies at Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. In addition to clinical practice with individuals, couples, and families, Briana guest lectures at Thomas Jefferson University in Family Therapy and Research courses. In her research, Briana hopes to contribute to the understanding of processes including attachment, trauma, parenting, and the therapeutic alliance, from a systemic and inclusive perspective grounded in social work theory and social justice.

 

 

Workshop Details

Thursday, February 28, 2019

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Council for Relationships – University City

4025 Chestnut Street First Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104

 

5 APA CE Credits Available

Council for Relationships is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Council for Relationships maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

 

 

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Event Details

Start date: February 28, 2019

End date: February 28, 2019

Start time: 09:00 a.m.

End time: 15:00 p.m.

Venue: Council for Relationships University City, 4025 Chestnut Street First Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Phone: (215)382-6680x3236