WE ARE PROUD TO HOST

HELEN JOHNSON

face to face training

Parent-Child Relationships: An Attachment Informed Approach to Assessment and Intervention

Helen is the Director of Attachment Works.
Helen has been a qualified social worker since 1999.

 

Helen is committed to using evidenced based and innovative ways of helping children and parents in both birth and adoptive families and in providing support and training to professionals. Helen is particularly interested in the potential of the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation to bring understanding to the behaviour of individuals; relationship dynamics and family functioning so that this, in turn, can inform effective interventions.

Who is it for?


Occupational Therapists, Play Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists who are currently working with children with Developmental Trauma, are invited to attend. Post Graduate training in Sensory Integration is recommended but not essential.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have been offered the opportunity to:

• Consider the importance of attachment theory in understanding the needs of children and adults.

• Have an overview of the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM).

• Explore how developmental pathways, lead to the various insecure strategies and the characteristics

associated with the A, B and C strategies.

• Consider how the behaviour of children and adults can be best understood when we focus on the function of

the behaviour rather than the surface appearance of the behaviour. Ask is it Sensory, Affective, or Cognitive.

• Develop an understanding of how attachment is used to organize behaviour across the life course and describe

what this looks like in children and adults.

• Observe and describe behaviour and child-parent interactions from an integrative perspective and start to

develop case formulations based on these observations.

Dates: February 7th, 8th and 9th 2023

Cost: £600

Use the early bird discount codes: EARLYBIRD to receive 10% off bookings made before September 30th 2022

Venue: Sensory Smart Child Therapies, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 3AJ

To book and pay for your place

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Recommended Reading: Raising Parents by Patricia Crittenden and Becoming Attached by Robert Karen.

Please Note: Attendance for the full three days of this course is accepted as a qualifier for attendance at further training
with The Sensory Attachment Centre. Please refer for website for more details. https://www.sensoryattachmentintervention.com/