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ABFT - Webinar Series

Overview

Co-sponsored by the Center for Family Intervention Science, Counseling and Family Therapy Program at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions and Drexel University College of Medicine Behavioral Health Education

Meets the Suicide Prevention Requirements of the following states:
California - AB-89 Psychologists and AB-1436
Indiana - HB 1430 Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Kentucky - KRS 210.366 Training in suicide assessment, treatment and prevention for Psychologists and Social Workers
Nevada - AB:93 Suicide Prevention and intervention
New Hampshire - SB 33 CE requirements for mental health practitioners on suicide prevention
Pennsylvania - Act 74; CE in assessment, treatment and management of suicide risk
Tennessee - SB 489 Suicide prevention, assessment and screening, treatment, management, and postvention

Dates:

Part One: October 15-17, 2020
Part Two: October 22-23, 29-30, 2020

Two Tracks Offered:
---Track 1: 9:00am-12:45pm ET
---Track 2: 1:00pm-4:45pm ET

ABFT is the only manualized, empirically informed family therapy model specifically designed to target family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and depression. ABFT emerges from interpersonal theories that suggest adolescent depression and suicide can be precipitated, exacerbated or buffered against by the quality of interpersonal relationships in families. It is a trust-based, emotion-focused psychotherapy model that aims to repair interpersonal ruptures and rebuild an emotionally protective, secure-based parent-child relationship.

Treatment is characterized by five treatment tasks:

  • Reframing the therapy to focus on interpersonal development.
  • Building alliance with the adolescent.
  • Building alliance with the parents.
  • Facilitating conversations to resolve attachment ruptures.
  • Promoting autonomy and competency in the adolescent.

Attachment-Based Family TherapyOverview of the ABFT Workshop

Drexel's ABFT Training Program runs a series of workshops and webinars throughout the year both at Drexel University, nationally and internationally and run for one to three days. Workshops are also offered online as tow to six half-day live webcasts.

This workshop series will occur online. Part One, which is equivalent to Day One of our three-day in-person introductory workshop will occur over 2 half-day webinars. During Part One, we offer an overview of the model including theoretical principles and clinical strategies. In the first webinar, faculty review how attachment theory, emotion regulation, and trauma resolution inform the delivery of this experiential treatment approach. During the first and second webinar we review the goals and structure of the five treatment tasks that provide a road map for delivering this interpersonally focused psychotherapy effectively and rapidly. Teaching format includes lecture and video examples. Participants must attend both webinars to receive CEs. Enrollment for Part One is unlimited (as permitted by space) and a student price is offered.

  Part Two occurs over 4 half-day webinars. Part Two provides a more in-depth look at the procedures and processes involved in facilitating the therapy. The teaching format includes lecture, video tape review, case discussion, and role-play. There is limited enrollment for Part Two and no student price.Part Two which is equivalent to Days Two and Three of our three-day in-person introductory workshop.For those interested in more intensive training, they can take part in

The full Two-Part Online Introductory Workshop is the beginning os a two-year credentialing program for those interested in ongoing supervision and training. Commitment to continue is not required for participation.

Target Audience: The Two-Part ABFT Introductory Workshop is intended for Counselors, Couple and Family Therapists, Mental Health Professionals, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Social Workers

Program Topics

Webinar 1:

  • Introduction, Theory and Overview of ABFT.
  • Task I: Relational Frame.
  • Task II: Alliance Building with the Adolescent Alone

Webinar 2:

  • Task II: Alliance Building with the Adolescent Alone.
  • Task III: Alliance Building with the Parent Alone.
  • Task IV: Attachment Task.
  • Task V: Autonomy Promoting Task.

Part Two

Webinar 3:

  • Task 1: Relational Reframe Discussion, Video & Role-play

Webinar 4:

  • Task II: Adolescent Alliance Discussion, Video & Role-play

Webinar 5: 

  • Task III: Adolescent Alliance Discussion, Video & Role-play

Webinar 6:

  • Task IV: Attachment Task Discussion, Video & Role-play
  • Task V: Promoting Autonomy Discussion & Video

 



 

Regular Registration:

Part One Only: $130.00

Part One Only Students* and University Faculty: $65.00

Part Two Only**:$345.00
Part One & Part Two: $475.00
*Proof of student status required
**Must have attended Day One of a previous Drexel ABFT Workshop

 

CE Certificate Fees:

PA State Board LMFT/LCSW/LSW/LPC - $25 per certificate
APA CE - $35 per certificate

***Many states accept APA CEs for Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors. Some states also accept other state board's CEs. Please check with your local licensing board to verify CEs you can use.*** 


Tuition Includes

Part One:

  • Presentation slides.
  • Certificate of Attendance.

Part Two:

  • Part Two presentation slides
  • Overview sheets
  • Adherence Measures
  • Emotion Coaching handout
  • Frequently Used Attachment Themes handout
  • Certificate of Attendance

NOTE: Full payment required prior to the start of the webinar.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

A $25.00 administration fee will be charged for all refunds. Telephone requests will be honored up to four business days before the start of the course begins and must be confirmed in writing. If cancellation occurs within three business days prior to the course, a refund will not be available. However, the full amount of tuition may be applied to a future course (Note: certain restrictions apply.) Allow minimum of six weeks from date of course completion for processing refunds.
PLEASE NOTE: A $50.00 administrative fee will be charged for any returned checks due to insufficient funds.



Logistical Info

You will be emailed the link for the webinar and relevant handouts the day before the first webinar will occur.

The webcast start time is either 9am or 1pm EST depending on which track you choose. We recommend that you allow yourself additional time to connect in the event of technical difficulties.

The link to view the webcast will be a Zoom link, which is an internet based program. If you are able to view and listen to videos via your computer you should be fine. An internet connection - broadband or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) is suggested. We recommend that you allow yourself additional time to connect in the event of technical difficulties.

If you have any questions in reference to connecting to the webcast, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-800-666-7737.


Speakers

Guy Diamond, PhD 
Guy Diamond, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Associate Professor at Drexel University in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. At Drexel, he is the Director of the Center for Family Intervention Science (CFIS). CFIS was founded in 1996 and has received funding from NIMH, SAMSHA, CDC, CSAT and several private foundations. CFIS is dedicated to the development; testing and dissemination of Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) for depressed and suicidal youth. ABFT has been rigorously tested in several clinical trials and process research studies and now enjoys the distinction of being an empirically supported treatment on SAMHSA's NREPP web site. Diamond is also the lead developer of the Behavioral Health Screening (BHS) tool, a web based tool for mental health and non-mental health settings. The BHS is in primary care, emergency rooms, schools and college health and mental health centers. Along with his co-authors, Drs. Gary Diamond and Suzanne Levy, Diamond has written the first book on ABFT, Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents, published by the American Psychological Association on October 2014.

Suzanne Levy, PhD
Suzanne Levy, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and training director of the ABFT Training Program at Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions. Levy is a co-developer of Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT). ABFT is the only manualized, empirically informed and supported, family therapy model specifically designed to target family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and/or depression. Since 2007, Levy has been conducting ABFT training workshops and supervision for therapists nationally and internationally. She also over sees ABFT treatment in Drexel's Center for Family Intervention Science's clinical trials. She has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally on ABFT, emotion coaching, child and adolescent therapies, resilience, adolescent depression, adolescent development, and adolescent substance use. Levy has presented at 100s of workshops, conferences and invited lectures, as well as in college classrooms. Along with her colleagues, Drs. Guy and Gary Diamond, Levy has written the first book on ABFT, Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents published by the American Psychological Association.

Jody Russon, PhD, LMFT
Dr. Jody Russon is an assistant professor in the Human Development and Family Science Department at Virginia Tech. Dr. Russon is interested in community-based suicide intervention and prevention for vulnerable adolescents and young adults, particularly LGBTQ+ youth. She is a certified supervisor and trainer in attachment-based family therapy and has received advanced training in emotionally-focused therapy for couples. Dr. Russon is an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy supervisor candidate and an instructor in the person-of-the-therapist training model.



ACCREDITATION

***Many states accept APA CEs for Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors. Some states also accept other state board's CEs. Please check with your local licensing board to verify CEs you can use.***

APA (Psychology)
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Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This program is being offered for 6.5, 13.25 or 19.75 hours of continuing education.

PA State Board LMFT/LCSW/LSW/LPC

Drexel University's Counseling and Family Therapy Department is a Pre-approved Provider by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Counselors of Continuing Education Credits.

For LMFT, LCSW, LSW, and LPCs: The workshop qualifies for 6.5 CEs for Part One only, 13.25 CEs for Part Two only, and 19.75 CEs for Parts One and Two. A Certificate of Participation will be awarded after the presentation to all who attend and follow protocol for registration and evaluation forms.

Drexel University Counseling and Family Therapy Department maintains responsibility for the program and content. Accreditation does not imply that Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions approves or endorses any product included in the educational activity.

Fees:

PA State Board LMFT/LCSW/LSW/LPC - $25 per certificate

APA CE - $35 per certificate

Purpose:
To provide an overview of the ABFT model including theoretical principles and clinical strategies.

Overall program objectives:

Part One:

  • Discuss the theoretical foundation of ABFT.
  • Describe the five treatment task structure of the model.
  • Describe how to organize therapy around interpersonal growth rather than behavioral management.

Part Two:

  • Discuss the importance of each of the five treatment tasks
  • Describe the specific phases within each task
  • Apply specific strategies for facilitating the repair of interpersonal ruptures

Disclosure statement:
All planners and presenters at nursing continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services. Such disclosures will be made in writing in the course presentation materials.

Register Online Here

If you have questions or concerns contact: Rebecca Saionz at rss94@drexel.edu or 215-571-3410

Please let us know if you have any disability or other special needs so that we can ensure that your needs will be fully met.


Schedule

*Track 1 is from 9am-12:45pm ET, Track 2 is from 1pm-4:45pm ET

Week One

Part One: Webinar 1

Track 1

Track 2

Content

9:00am-10:30am ET

1:00pm-2:30pm ET

Introduction, Theory & Overview of ABFT

10:30am-10:40am ET

2:30pm-2:40pm ET

Break

10:40am-11:50am ET

2:40pm-3:50pm ET

Task 1: Relational Reframe Lecture and Video

11:50am ET-12:00pm ET

3:50pm- 4:00pm ET

Break

12:00pm-12:45pm ET

4:00pm-4:45pm ET

Task 2: Adolescent Alliance – Lecture Only

Part One: Webinar 2

Track 1

Track 2

Content

9:00am-9:30am ET

1:00pm-1:30pm ET

Task 2: Adolescent Alliance Video

9:30am-10:15am ET

1:30pm-2:15pm ET

Task 3: Parent/Caregiver Alliance - Lecture

10:15am-10:30am ET

2:15pm-2:30pm ET

Break

10:30am-11:10am ET

2:30pm-3:10pm ET

Task 3: Parent/Caregiver Alliance - Video

11:10am-11:45am ET

3:10pm-3:45pm ET

Task 4: Attachment - Lecture

11:45am -11:55am ET

3:45pm- 3:55pm ET

Break

11:55am- 12:15pm ET

3:55pm-4:15pm ET

Task 4: Attachment - Video

12:15pm-12:45pm ET

4:15pm-4:45pm ET

Task 5: Promoting Autonomy – Lecture & Video

12:45pm ET

4:45pm

Evaluations

Week Two

Part Two: Webinar 3 (Webinar 1 for those only doing Part Two)

Track 1

Track 2

Content

9:00am-10:30am ET

1:00pm-2:30pm ET

Task 1 Relational Reframe Discussion

10:30am-10:40am ET

2:30pm-2:40pm ET

Break

10:40am-11:50am ET

2:40pm-3:50pm ET

Task 1: Relational Reframe Discussion and Video

11:50am ET-12:00pm ET

3:50pm- 4:00pm ET

Break

12:00pm-12:45pm ET

4:00pm-4:45pm ET

Task 1: Relational Reframe Role-play and Debrief


Part Two: Webinar 4
 (Webinar 2 for those only doing Part Two)

Track 1

Track 2

Content

9:00am-10:30am ET

1:00pm-2:30pm ET

Task 2: Adolescent Alliance Discussion

10:30am-10:40am ET

2:30pm-2:40pm ET

Break

10:40am-11:50am ET

2:40pm-3:50pm ET

Task 2: Adolescent Alliance Discussion and Video

11:50am ET-12:00pm ET

3:50pm- 4:00pm ET

Break

12:00pm-12:45pm ET

4:00pm-4:45pm ET

Task 2: Adolescent Alliance Role-play and Debrief

Week 3

Part Two: Webinar 5 (Webinar 3 for those only doing Part Two)

Track 1

Track 2

Content

9:00am-10:30am ET

1:00pm-2:30pm ET

Task 3: Parent/Caregiver Alliance Discussion

10:30am-10:40am ET

2:30pm-2:40pm ET

Break

10:40am-11:50am ET

2:40pm-3:50pm ET

Task 3: Parent/Caregiver Alliance Discussion & Video

11:50am ET-12:00pm ET

3:50pm- 4:00pm ET

Break

12:00pm-12:45pm ET

4:00pm-4:45pm ET

Task 3: Parent/Caregiver Alliance Role Play and Debrief

Part Two: Webinar 6 (Webinar 4 for those only doing Part Two)

Track 1

Track 2

Content

9:00am-10:45am ET

1:00pm-2:45pm ET

Task 4: Attachment Task Discussion & Video

10:45am-10:55am ET

2:45pm-2:55pm ET

Break

10:55am-11:40am ET

2:55pm-3:40pm ET

Task 4: Attachment Task Role Play

11:40am ET-11:45am ET

3:40pm- 3:45pm ET

Break

11:45am-12:45pm ET

3:45pm-4:45pm ET

Task 5: Autonomy Promoting Task Discussion and Video