Academy of Human Development

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CPE Reg. No.: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 20 May 2016 - 19 May 2020)

Attachment in Clinical Practice

INTRODUCTION

Those who went through traumatic experiences are in need of a corrective attachment experience with their therapist to facilitate healing. How the therapist can create such an experience is the key interest that sets the stage of this training.

This workshop provides an introduction to attachment theory and examines how attachment manifests in daily life as well as in therapy. Participants will learn how to identify and manage different attachment presentations in therapy. They will develop a better awareness of their contribution to the interaction in therapy. In addition, they will also explore the different aspects of equipping and using themselves as tools in facilitating healing for their clients.

As part of developing the capacity to attend to individuals with attachment injury, this workshop uses experiential activities to help participants to develop better awareness of ways they can attend to and nourish themselves, so that they have enough to share with others in their personal and professional lives.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

  • To understand the nature and the neurobiology of attachment.
  • To understand the early and adult attachment process
  • To gain a better understanding of patterns of attachment
  • To develop an appreciation on how attachment relationships contribute to the shaping of self.
  • To recognize the attachment presentations of clients and therapists in session
  • To develop an awareness of the mutuality of the therapeutic relationship and how to facilitate a corrective experience.
  • To explore the different aspects of developing and equipping self as an attachment figure in the therapeutic relationship

COURSE CONTENT

  • The Brain
  • Attaching
  • From Attachment Theory to Clinical Practice
  • Therapist as Attachment Figure

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

It is appropriate for social workers, welfare workers, counsellors, therapists and psychologists.

AWARD

Participants who meet 80% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment by the Academy of Human Development.

COURSE FEES

Fees S$

Course Fee (Nett)

$850

For early registration (before 30 Nov 2017):

 

 $750

Please check with staff for VCF funding matters.


TRAINER

Dr. Guo Lih Jia has been involved in counseling, supervision and training for more than 10 years with the intention of equipping people helpers in supporting individuals to improve their quality of life. She has worked in the family service center and counseling center in Singapore and is familiar with the common challenges people helpers face in their quest to support those in need. 

Lih Jia is an experienced trainer conducting training in different settings to develop knowledge and skills of practitioners from communities in the local and over the globe. She has involved in lecturing in academic programs, such as Diploma in Counseling, Diploma in Family Life Education, Bachelor in Counselling, and Bachelor in Social Work, to name a few. 

Academically, Lih Jia holds a Doctor of Psychology (USA), Master of Social Science in Counseling (AU), Master of Science in Mathematics (USA) and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Mathematics & Computer Science (CA). Professionally, Lih Jia was formerly working in the IT industry as a system architect and project manager. These experiences helped her to develop a sharp analytical mind. After changing her career into the helping profession, Lih Jia has been actively involved in face-to-face counseling, individual and group supervision and conducting training in academic settings and continual education for existing practitioners. Her analytical mind enabled her to deconstruct complex concepts into easy-to-understand knowledge blocks; Lih Jia is well-known for her ability to help learners integrate building blocks of knowledge and translate them into practical life skills. 

Today, Lih Jia is focusing on clinical supervision and counseling-related training. She is passionate in equipping individuals to use self as a tool to facilitate healing. Because of the fervent enthusiasm, she is well known for reflective and inward-looking and experiential training sessions.

APPLICATION and ENQUIRIES

Dave Goh

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Course Schedule

Duration 28 Hours
Dates 22, 29 Jan, 05 & 12 Feb 2018
Timing 9.30am - 5.30pm
Trainer(s) Dr. Guo Lih Jia
Venue(s) To be confirmed