We Are the Tools Of Our Trade: How the Therapist’s Own Attachment Patterns Shape Therapy – David Wallin, PhD

October 6: Saturday One-Day Workshop – at the Hilton in Arlington

Because we are the tools of our trade, no factor influences our effectiveness as therapists more than our own attachment patterns. Unrecognized, these patterns are like an invisible straitjacket. Once recognized, they can become the single most powerful means for transforming obstacles in the therapeutic relationship into opportunities for insight, inspiration, and change.  In his new workshop, David Wallin—the author of Attachment in Psychotherapy—employs vivid case material, video examples, and paper-and-pencil self-reports to help us recognize and make the best possible use of own attachment history and patterning as we attempt to be of help to our patients.

DAVID WALLIN integrates attachment research with neuroscience, relational psychoanalysis, mindfulness, and a focus on the body to help us become more effective facilitators of growth and healing. His book, Attachment in Psychotherapy, has been described as “a brilliant leap in realizing the clinical promise of attachment theory, a synthesis that should be required—and will be rewarding—reading for every psychotherapist” (Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence).

For more information about the event or to register, go to: http://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=660

Praise for Attachment in Psychotherapy

“With the clarity of a natural teacher and the wisdom of a seasoned clinician, Wallin not only elucidates the vast empirical literature on attachment, but also makes such findings relevant to the complex challenges of practice. I am deeply grateful for Attachment in Psychotherapy.” Nancy McWilliams, PhD. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

“Simply the best integration of key advances in attachment theory and research and their applications to psychotherapy.” Peter Fonagy, PhD. University College, London.

“Despite widespread interest, how to really think about attachment in the clinical situation has remained—for all intents and purposes—fairly obscure. All of this has changed with the publication of David Wallin’s extraordinary book, Attachment in Psychotherapy. This intellectual and clinical tour-de-force is what we have been waiting for.” Arietta Slade, PhD. City University of New York and Yale Child Study Center