ESFT Stage III: Promoting Secure Caregiver-Child Attachments to Increase Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance
October 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm$90
Current research strongly supports that children with secure attachments to caregivers develop effective and lasting strategies for emotion regulation and distress tolerance. Therefore, clinicians need to help parents overcome emotional and behavioral obstacles that block attachment security. This workshop helps clinicians to attune themselves to patterns of attachment and distress tolerance in families. Focus is also given to designing family session interventions that help caregivers validate the emotional experiences of children and also coach them in achieving age-appropriate emotion regulation skills. This process promotes secure attachment between parent and child.
1) Identify relational interactions that characterize secure, anxious and avoidant patterns of attachment.
2) Identify relational patterns that characterize dismissive, validating and coaching philosophies of emotion in families.
3) Describe effective clinical interventions that promotes secure attachment and increase distress tolerance.