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with Karen Doyle Buckwalter, LCSW, RPT-S

Clinical Use of the

Adult Attachment Interview

THERAPISTS ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE SPOKEN!

TRANSFORM YOUR CLINICAL PRACTICE WITH THIS INTERACTIVE TRAINING WORKSHOP!

Upcoming Workshops

DECEMBER 2022

Tuesday 13th - Wednesday 14th

JUNE 2023

Tuesday 6th - Wednesday 7th

NOVEMBER 2023

Tuesday 7th - Wednesday 8th

from 11am-2pm CDT both days of the event

5.5 CE Hours

$449 PER PERSON | $50 FOR CES

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL CLASS FOR SOCIAL WORKERS AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS

PLEASE NOTE THIS TRAINING IS FOR LICENSED CLINICIANS OR LICENSE-ELIGIBLE PRACTITIONERS ONLY

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Why do parents you work with struggle so mightily to be present for their children in the ways you are asking them to be?

Why do your clients do what they desperately don't want to do over and over?

Why do some clients reject or even become irritated by your empathy and compassion?

IN THIS ONLINE TRAINING,

YOU WILL LEARN ANSWERS TO THESE CONFOUNDING AND AT TIMES FRUSTRATING QUESTIONS.

Learning Objectives

  • Complete and properly administer the Adult Attachment Interview and demonstrate how to use various interview prompts

  • Identify patterns consistent with the 3 organized AAI classifications - Secure, Dismissing and Preoccupied by listening to responses to Adult Attachment Interview

  • Name 2 indices of unresolved trauma

  • Utilize the Adult Attachment Interview to inform treatment planning and develop specific treatment plan goals

About The Workshop

This 6-hour online interactive workshop will introduce participants to the clinical use of the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI). Participants will learn how to correctly administer the AAI, how to prepare the person being interviewed and the proper use of specific prompts within the interview. The AAI coding system will be reviewed and implications of each classification will be discussed as they relates to clinical intervention and treatment planning. Recordings of interviews will be utilized throughout the workshop and small group discussions will focus on identifying key portions of the interview that highlight various attachment patterns and ways of managing attachment relationships. Participants will also learn various indices related to unresolved trauma in the context of the AAI. 

Participants will be given several recommended readings to complete prior to the webinar to enhance learning.  Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, the workshop will be limited to 12 participants. Participants will need to join from a computer or tablet with a reliable internet connection. A webcam and microphone (internal or external) will be necessary for participation. Participants need to join on individual devices due to the group work incorporated into the workshop. 

Workshop Agenda

Day 1 (times below are CT)

  • 11:00 – 11:30 Relationship between Adult Attachment Interview and Strange Situation Protocol; 4 Primary AAI Classifications

  • 11:30 –12:30 How and when to administer the AAI Protocol and appropriate use of interview prompts

  • 12:30 – 12:45 Break 

  • 12:45 – 2:00 Grice’s Maxims and clinically significant aspects of the AAI Narrative 

Day 2

  • 11:00 – 11:30 The AAI experience scales and importance of adjectival constellation 

  • 11:30 – 12:30 Various AAI scales associated with each classification. Listening to AAI transcripts to practice recognizing important clinical data 

  • 12:30 – 12:45 Break

  • 12:45 – 2:00 Treatment planning and clinical intervention based on AAI data

About The Instructor

Karen Doyle Buckwalter is one of The Knowledge Center’s most requested speakers. She is known for captivating audiences with her passion and energy. Karen is also a Theraplay® Trainer and Supervisor as well as a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. She provides consultation to both individual and organizations both nationally and internationally related to attachment and trauma issues in clinical work. In addition, Karen hosts the Attachment Theory in Action podcast, which has had over 400,000, downloads and she is a published author having most recently co-authored Raising the Challenging Child. In 2008, Karen completed the 2-week Intensive Adult Attachment Interview Coding Course at the Attachment and Human Development Center of the Washington School of Psychiatry. She has been in monthly consultation calls with Dr. Miriam Steele reviewing over 100 AAI transcripts since 2009

$449 PER PERSON | $50 FOR CES

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS

REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL ALL SPOTS ARE FILLED

Course Completion 
and CE Info

Participants need to sign on to the training at or before the start time, attend the entire training, sign off at the end of the training and attendance will be verified by pulling an attendance report from Zoom. 

Participants will need to also complete the course evaluation to earn CE credit.  Partial credit is not allowed. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

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The Knowledge Center at Chaddock #1825, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The Knowledge Center at Chaddock maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/28/2022 – 07/28/2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 5.5 continuing education credits

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The Knowledge Center at Chaddock has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7252. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Center at Chaddock is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 5.5 CE credit hours are available for this workshop.

IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.001560.

Please note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.
 

Questions, Concerns, or to Request Special Accomodations

Mailing address:  The Knowledge Center at Chaddock, 205 S. 24th Street, Quincy, IL 62301
Phone:  217-222-0034
Email:  knowledgecenter@chaddock.org
Web site address: https://www.tkcchaddock.org/

The Knowledge Center at Chaddock will respond to grievances in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner.

Grievances may be submitted by course participants to knowledgecenter@chaddock.org.

For our complete Grievance procedure email knowledgecenter@chaddock.org
 

Refunds and Cancellations

For a full refund, cancellations must be received 30 business days prior to the start date of the training. Cancellations received 14 business days prior to the start date of the training are entitled to a 50% refund. Cancellations received less than 7 business days prior to the start date are not entitled to a refund. If a training/event is canceled by TKC, a full refund will be provided.

We reserve the right to cancel any training course, virtual or live, for any reason. Notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for a future course date if available or to receive a full refund of registration fees if TKC cancels a training program. TKC is not responsible for any expenses (including travel) incurred by registrants if a training program is canceled or you are otherwise unable to attend. 

 

To request a cancellation contact Kelly Green, Associate Director, The Knowledge Center at Chaddock, 205 S. 24th St, Quincy, IL 62301; email: kgreen@chaddock.org; phone: 217-222-0034 ext. 477.