Couples therapists and other mental health practitioners are invited to join internationally recognized attachment and relationship experts Drs. Terry Levy and Diane Poole Heller on Thursday, June 9 at 11 a.m. MT to build clinical skills and learn how to get to the root of relational trauma to promote healing and repair.
Registration is now open. Learn more and sign up by clicking on the button below.
No matter how long you’ve been in practice—relationship therapy is hard. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed or even feel helpless when we can’t ‘fix’ a relationship that’s breaking or broken beyond repair.
After all, adult relationships are so varied, complex and nuanced, that what we’ve learned in theory doesn’t always translate into the ability to know how to use it in a pragmatic way.
According to relationship and marriage expert Dr. John Gottman, couples wait an average of six years before getting help—suffering needlessly (and silently) in broken or dysfunctional relationships.
And when couples are unable to open up emotionally—or they fall into long-term unhealthy behavioral patterns that sabotage connection—it becomes more challenging to communicate effectively to restore trust and intimacy.
The problem is that when we feel these emotions bubble to the surface, most of us tend to revert to the “Life Script” we experienced in our earliest caregiving relationships—forming the blueprint for how we think, behave and (re)act as adults.
Unfortunately, these unresolved attachment wounds can make it much harder for us to develop, maintain or “fix” the broken connections in our most intimate relationships.
The good news is that attachment styles aren’t set in stone. But our clients need our help to heal and change. This is why it’s so important for practitioners to find a framework we know will work time and again.
The best way to form healthier, more secure attachments is to help our clients know and understand themselves better. By incorporating an attachment and trauma perspective into our work, we can facilitate understanding, change—and most importantly—healing.
The FREE 90-minute webinar will help clinicians to:
- Improve Therapeutic Awareness and Attunement
Develop greater awareness and attunement so you can facilitate trust and safer conversations to repair communication breakdowns with greater empathy and compassion. Watch as Dr. Levy shares a demonstration to see how theory is put into clinical practice.
- Identify Insecure Attachment Styles and Attachment System Dynamics
We’ll explore how to identify early childhood trauma, patterning and conflict that’s affecting adult relationships, so you can help couples understand their own style (and their partner’s style)—and what language to use to begin the process of healing and repair.
- Use Clinical Strategies to Support Couples in Crisis Through a Practical Skills-Building Approach
Dr. Levy will introduce us to the importance of using a structured framework like the ‘Life Script’ and ACT (Attachment Communication Training), so you can confidently help clients reframe conversations, navigate conflict and promote repair.
Drs. Levy and Heller are dynamic collaborators who will bring their decades of training experience to this important topic. During the webinar, you also will have the opportunity to sign up for additional sessions focused on building, maintaining and repairing relationships.