Northern Ohio Clinical Social Work Society
We are the Tools of Our Trade How the Therapist’s Own Attachment Patterns Shape Therapy
Presented By: David Wallin, Ph.D.
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
With a new twist David Wallin, PhD takes attachment therapy from its niche in the parent child relationship and applies it to the process happening between psychotherapist and patient. Because we are the tools of our trade, our own attachment patterns strongly influence our effectiveness as therapists. Rather than our theories or techniques, it is who we are that ultimately determines our capacity to create with our patients a genuinely therapeutic relationship. Dr. Wallin is a lively and engaging speaker who combines a scholarly perspective with vivid case material and videos, as he explores with us how mindfulness of our own attachment patterns in the therapist-patient relationship can lead to new opportunities and insights for both patient and therapist.
David Wallin, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Albany and Mill Valley, California. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College who received his doctorate from the Wright Institute in Berkley, he has been practicing, teaching and writing about psychotherapy for nearly three decades. His most recent book, Attachment in Psychotherapy (2007, Guilford Press) is currently being translated into nine languages and will be available for purchase at the workshop.
Dr. Wallin’s workshop, provides 6 CEU’s for Social Workers, Professional Counselors and Psychologists. For more information go to www.nocsws.org.
Attendees Will Learn To:
1. Utilize the attachment relationship as a crucible of therapeutic change
2. Detect the collusions and collisions that arise where your attachment patterns intersect with those of the patient
3. Integrate, in yourself and the patient, the mindfulness and reflection conducive to awareness, flexibility and change.
4. Identify attachment-based obstacles to dealing effectively with the financial dimension of the therapeutic relationship.
CEUs: 6.0 hours; Ohio CSWMFT Board #RCS091201 approval for Social Workers and Professional Counselors; 6.0 MCE credits will be provided from the OPA-MCE for psychologists
Fees: General $149.00, Early (before April 1) $139, Students $50, NOCSWS Members$100
Registration: RSVP to Betty Salomon, 216-268-9424; Alice Dub 216-496-9198 or firstname.lastname@example.org or mail registration form with payment to the address below:
Northern Ohio Clinical Social Work Society, POB 202322 Shaker Hts. OH 44120
The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center is co-sponsoring this event.