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Attachment-Based Family Therapy Workshop with Dr Suzanne Levy

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Mary MacKillop Conference Centre

7 Mount Street

North Sydney, NSW 2060

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Attachment-Based Family Therapy Workshop (ABFT)

Sponsored by Northern Sydney Local Health District Child and Youth Mental Health Service

Monday March 12th 2018

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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.

Overview of the ABFT Workshop

This workshop is presented by the Drexel University ABFT Training Program. We will offer an overview of the model including theoretical principles and clinical strategies. The workshop will review how attachment theory, emotion regulation, and trauma resolution inform the delivery of this experiential treatment approach. We also 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.

PRESENTER : Suzanne A. Levy, PhD Dr Suzanne Levy

Dr. 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 conducts ABFT training workshops and supervision for therapists nationally and internationally. She also oversees the ABFT treatment in the Drexel Center for Family Intervention Science’s clinical trials. Along with her colleagues Drs. Guy Diamond and Gary Diamond she is a co-developer of the first ABFT treatment manual titled Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents, published in October 2013 by the American Psychological Association

WHERE: Mary MacKillop Place Conference Centre, North Sydney

WHEN: Monday March 12th, 8.30am-5.00pm

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Nurses, Couple and Family Therapists, Mental Health Professionals, Occupational Therapists, Psychotherapists, ED Physicians, Counsellors)

Continuing education credits offered for Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists and Social Workers

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Mary Mackillop Place Conference Centre is a five minute walk from North Sydney Train Station and public bus stops in Miller Street and the Pacific Highway. There are private paid parking stations within walking distance to the centre.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds less adminstration costs of $15 are available up until Sunday March 4..

No refunds are available after March 4 however workshop tickets are transferrable to another participant at no cost. Please contact us prior to the workshop to let us know if you are transferring your place to another participant.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Di Simes on Diana.Simes@health.nsw.gov.au

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, you can transfer your ticket to another participant. Please email the event organiser prior to the event if you wish to do this

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