Attachment Theory: What’s Love Got to Do With It? February 14, 2024
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Clinical
Attachment research shows that when people fail to address childhood wounds, they end up repeating those attachment patterns into adulthood. Preoccupied, insecure, dismissive, and fearful attachment styles are correlated with mental health problems, addiction and chronic relational problems. Helping clients understand these historic patterns and creating a secure attachment in the therapeutic relationship are the keys to healing and creating healthy connections with others. Participants will be able to Explain how patterns of childhood attachment continues to impact people throughout their lives. Describe how the therapeutic relationship can help promote secure attachment in other relationships. Identify how love and attachment are related State what blocks attachment and learn strategies to unblock it and explain the essential connection between the presence of love in a therapeutic relationship and the client’s ability to heal.