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Attachment-Based Family Therapy Advanced Workshop

Overview

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

***Meets the requirements of CA AB-89 Psychologists: suicide prevention training and PA Act 74 – CE in assessment, treatment and management of suicide risk***

ABFT Advanced Workshop - Dates TBA

Drexel University Center City Campus
Room 1043, Three Parkway Building, 1601 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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 Therapy

Overview of the ABFT Advanced Workshop

The Advanced Workshop is appropriate for those who have attended the full Attachment Based Family Therapy Introductory 3-day workshop in the past. The Advanced Workshop will further develop the skills of therapists who have started using ABFT with their clients. The advanced training is a follow-up, intensive, workshop with some didactic presentations. Participants will learn about the use of emotion-focused skills in the context of ABFT as well as discuss and explore person of the therapist issues impacting one’s work. During the advanced training, a certified ABFT trainer provides supervision via live supervision (when possible), and role-play. In preparation for the training, we ask therapists to think about their biggest challenges in utilizing ABFT with families in Tasks 1-5. We can arrange live supervision for those therapists local to Philadelphia when possible.

Target Audience

The ABFT advanced workshop is intended for Counselors, Couples and Family Therapists, Mental Health Professionals Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, and Social Workers who have attended the 3-day ABFT introductory workshop.

Program Topics

Day 1

ABFT Emotion Focused Therapy Skills
Person of the Therapist in ABFT

Day 2

Task 1: Relational Reframe
Task 2: Adolescent Alliance 

Day 3

Task 3: Parent Alliance
Task 4: Repairing Attachment
Task 5: Autonomy Promoting Task

 

Fees

3-Day Regular Registration --- $475

3-Day Faculty & Student Registration*--- $425

*Proof of student status required

Certificate Fees
APA CE - $35 per certificate
ASWB -Social Work CE - $35 per certificate
LMFT/LCSW/LSW/LPC in PA ONLY CE - $20 per certificate

Tuition Includes

Presentation slides
Coffee and refreshment breaks and lunch
Certificate of Attendance

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

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.

Hotel and Travel Info

This course will be held at Drexel in Center City Philadelphia, NOT on Drexel's main campus

Room 1043, Three Parkway Building, 1601 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Discounted Hotel Rates - Drexel University has discounted rates with hotels in Philadelphia. Please visit our list of Hotels with Drexel University Discount Rates. Please note: discount rates based on availability.

Map of Preferred Hotels of Drexel University

Hotels with Drexel Discounted Rate within walking Distance

Embassy Suites - 0.1 mile/5 minutes
Windsor Suites – 0.3 miles/7 minutes
Hampton Inn – 0.3 miles/6 minutes
Hilton Garden Inn - 0.3 miles/6 minutes
Home2 Suites – 0.5 miles/10 minutes
Sonesta - 0.6 miles/13 minutes
Loews Hotel – 0.6 miles/13 minutes
Union League -0.6 miles/12 minutes
Club Quarters -0.6 miles/ 13 minutes

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Directions to Drexel's Center City Campus

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. Dr. 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, Dr. 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
Dr. Suzanne Levy is a licensed clinical psychologist and training director of the ABFT Training Program at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions. Dr. 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, Dr. 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.  Dr. Levy has presented at 100’s of workshops, conferences, and invited lectures, as well as in college classrooms.  Along with her colleagues, Drs. Guy and Gary Diamond, Dr. Levy has written the first book on ABFT, Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents published by the American Psychological Association.

Accreditation

ASWB – National Social Work
This organization, Drexel University College of Medicine/Behavioral Healthcare Education, provider #1065, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program. The Drexel University College of Medicine/Behavioral Healthcare Education maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period 7/27/2017 to 7/27/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 18.75 hours of clinical or social work ethics continuing education clock hours for the workshop. 

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APA (Psychology)

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 18.75 hours of continuing education.

LMFT/LCSW/LSW/LPC in Pennsylvania Only

Drexel University Couple 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 the following continuing education credits: 22.25 CEU’s for all three days. A Certificate of Participation will be emailed after the workshop 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.

 

Purpose: The Advanced Workshop will further develop the skills of therapists who have started using ABFT with their clients 


Program Objectives:
At the completion of the workshop participants should be able to:

  • Recognize how to facilitate a relational reframe.
  • Specify how to elicit the attachment narrative.
  • Discuss how to facilitate an attachment session.
  • Specify how to facilitate the autonomy promoting task.
  • Describe when and how to deepen emotion throughout the therapy.
  • Recognize how person of the therapist issues may promote and inhibit working with attachment in families.\


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.


Commercial support:
No commercial support was received for this program.


Sponsorship
No sponsorship was received for this program.


Unrestricted Educational Grant
No unrestricted educational grant was received for this program.

 

 

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SCHEDULE

 

Day 1 

Day 1

9:00am-10:00am

Introductions & EFT Skills for Deepening Emotion

10:00am -10:15am

Break

10:15am-12:15am

EFT Skills for Deepening Emotion Cont’d

12:15pm-1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm-2:30pm

Person of the Therapist presentation

2:30pm-2:45pm

Break

2:45pm-4:30pm

Person of the Therapist discussion

4:30pm

End Day

 Day 2

Day 2

9:00am-10:00am

Begin Discussions of Task 1: Relational Reframe

10:00am -10:15am

Break

10:15am-12:15pm

Task 1: Relational Reframe discussion and Role-Play

12:15pm-1:15pm

Lunch

1:15pm-2:15pm

Begin Discussions of Task 2: Adolescent Alliance

2:15pm-2:30pm

Break

2:30pm-4:30pm

Task 2: Adolescent Alliance discussion and Role-Play

4:30pm

End Day

 Day 3

Day 3

9:00am-10:00am

Begin Discussions of Task 3: Parent Alliance

10:00am -10:15am

Break

10:15am-12:15pm

Task 3: Parent Alliance discussion and Role-Play

12:15pm-1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm-3:00pm

Task 4: Repairing Attachment

3:00pm-3:15pm

Break

3:15pm-4:30pm

Task 5: Autonomy Promoting & Wrap up

4:30pm

Evaluations