Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) presents:
Integrative Attachment Informed Model:
A Tiered Play Therapy for Children
with Attachment Problems
Angela Cavett, PhD, LP,
Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor
WHEN: 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM CST Friday, February 1st, 2019
WHERE: St. Vincent’s Bruno Conference Center- 810 St. Vincent’s Dr., Birmingham, AL 35205
The principles of the Integrative Attachment-Informed Model will be discussed in this workshop. This model integrates attachment theory, Theraplay*, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The Integrative Attachment Informed Model is a tiered, prescriptive treatment dependent upon attachment style and relationship security of the child. As the parent-child dyad develops healthier attachment interactions, the child’s therapy progresses up the I AIM tiers from III to I. Tier III addresses the needs of children with severe attachment issues including Reactive Attachment Disorder or disorganized attachment. Tier III includes attachment-specific intervention, including Theraplay. Tier II is for children with insecure (anxious or avoidant) attachments. Tier II is an integration of attachment work using Theraplay and other attachment-based concepts as well as introducing basic coping skills such as breathing techniques. Tier I is similar to Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy without a focus on attachment, as children with relatively healthy attachment styles can benefit from more standard playful CBT interventions. I AIM includes the following components: Assessment, Parenting, Regulation/Relaxation/Relationship, Executive Functioning, Affective Awareness and Modulation, Cognitive Understanding and Strategies, Narratives and Termination.
*Theraplay is a dyadic therapy based on Bowlby’s attachment theory and neurobiological research which informs its relationship-based approach. Since Theraplay is modeled on the pattern of healthy parenting that leads to secure attachment, four dimensions of parent-child interaction are considered: Structure, Engagement, Nurture and Challenge. Theraplay’s Marschak Interaction Method (MIM) is used to assess the strengths and challenges in the parent-child relationship and to focus the intervention to improve the relationship. Healing the relationship is the primary focus of this part of the treatment.
Once the relationship is shifted, higher level (reasoning) tasks, such as those involving the cognitive restructuring within CBT, become the focus.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Objective 1-Describe the theoretical foundations of Theraplay and Integrative Attachment-Informed Model (I AIM).
- Objective 2-Describe the principles of I AIM and describe how the three treatment tiers depend upon attachment style.
- Objective 3-Describe the four Theraplay dimensions and how they are used to respond to the particular needs of the parent-child relationship.
- Objective 4 -Demonstrate at least one intervention of Theraplay and at least one intervention I AIM.
- Objective 5- Discuss integrating neuroscience research with I AIM and Theraplay.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Dr. Cavett is a child and adolescent psychologist who provides assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Cavett earned her Masters from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota (1999) and Doctorate from the University of North Dakota (2002) and completed a child clinical psychology internship at Astor Home for Children in Rhinebeck, New York. She has 19 years post-masters and16 years post-doctoral experience. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Cavett provides therapy related to mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, abuse/trauma issues, attachment, behavioral problems, and pervasive developmental disorders. She is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor credentialed through the Association for Play Therapy. Dr. Cavett provides supervision for licensed clinicians working towards the Registered Play Therapist or Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor credential. She has been an invited presenter internationally on child psychopathology, development and treatment. She is the author of numerous chapters and the book Structured Play-Based Interventions for Engaging Children and Adolescents in Therapy (2010). She has served on several committees for the Association for Play Therapy and the North Dakota Psychological Association Board of Directors. She is the 2018 Service Award Recipient for the Association for Play Therapy, a national organization that provides training and credentialing for play therapists.
The conference will be held at St. Vincent’s Bruno
Conference Center- 810 St. Vincent’s Dr., Birmingham, AL 25205.
For more detailed directions go to: http://www.brunoconferencecenter.org/parking.asp
Workshop participants can park in the North Tower Parking Deck. Parking coupons sold at registration on the day of for $6.50. Parking can also be paid at the exit gate for $7.50. If possible, please bring cash to purchase parking vouchers.
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED from 12:00-12:45 PM.
Everyone is welcome to attend our bi-annual business meeting from 12:45- 1:00.
Six Contact Hours will be awarded for full day of attendance. No partial credit will be awarded.
- Counselors: Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6211. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Alabama Association for Play Therapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
- Marriage and Family Therapists: The Alabama Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapy (ABEMFT) approves courses that are NBCC approved for CE credit.
- Play Therapists: AAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider No. 98-045.
- Social Workers: AAPT is approved by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners (ASBSWE) to offer continuing education to social workers. ASBSWE Provider No. 0284.
REGISTER EARLY – SEATING IS LIMITED! Spaces are not guaranteed until your registration is processed.
Online/Mail-In Postmarked by January 25th February 1st On-site
AAPT/APT Member $130 $150
Non-Member $160 $180
Full time Students $105 $125
**ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS Friday, January 25th, 2019.
A discount of $10.00 per registrant for groups of 3 or more registering together. Please specify if registering as a group and identify group members and affiliation. Check or money order only if registering by mail. Credit Cards accepted if registering online. No Purchase orders accepted.
If you are interested in membership, please send a separate check made out to APT for dual membership in APT (Association for Play Therapy Association) and AAPT (Alabama Association for Play Therapy) along with your completed membership application. Membership applications are available online http://www.a4pt.org/default.asp?page=membership or from membership chairman Stephanie Bales, email@example.com
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