WEBINAR: The Use of Attachment-based Family Therapy for Adolescents Struggling with Depression & Suicidal Thoughts

Friday, April 28, 2023 – 3 pm – 6 pm Atlantic time    

  This workshop is presented by a coalition of State, Provincial, and Territorial Psychological Associations and sponsored by CESPPA and the Missouri Psychological Association.

Presenter: Dr. Guy Diamond

Using case studies, videos and discussion, this workshop will provide an overview of the theoretical principles, research support and clinical strategies of ABFT. We will review how attachment theory, emotional regulation, and trauma resolution inform the delivery of this experiential treatment approach. We will teach the five treatment tasks that provide a roadmap for delivering this interpersonally focused, depth psychotherapy, effectively and rapidly.
Participants will learn how this model helps families repair interpersonal ruptures that have damaged trust and rebuild emotionally protective, secure parent–child relationships.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the theoretical foundation of ABFT that guides therapists in therapy implementation.
  2. Discuss the purpose of the five treatment tasks.
  3. Design therapy to focus on interpersonal growth rather than behavioral control

This workshop is open to Psychologists and Psychology students and other health professionals with an interest in the topic.

For more info or to register please contact apns@apns.ca

The registration brochure is available for download here.