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*The following workshops will be available to IAC 2019 attendees. 

Reflective-Functioning (RF) Training (July 15-16, 2019)

Pre-Conference Workshop in Vancouver, prior to the SEAS, International Attachment Conference (IAC)

10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Led by: Dr. Howard Steele

Reflective functioning (RF), also known as ‘mentalization’, has been shown to overlap with mental health in adults, and has been the focus of a number of recent books and articles detailing its vital place in developmental and clinical research. Each day we will be reading AAI transcripts and fragments from community and clinical samples, with a close focus on variations in the way loss and trauma is discussed.

Attachment-Focused Coding System for Story Stems (July 16-17, 2019)

Pre-Conference Workshop in Vancouver, prior to the SEAS, International Attachment Conference (IAC)

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Led by: Dr. Allison Splaun

This workshop will train participants to administer and code The Attachment Focused Coding System for Story Stems (AFCS).  The AFCS is a brief 

measure of the attachment representations of children ages 4 – 9. This system is brief, consisting of 4 Story Stems that are coded on 9 dimensions.  The AFCS is user-friendly and easy to become reliable on, while providing useful information regarding the child’s attachment to each parent and ability to resolve challenging everyday dilemmas. The training will address story stems administration and coding, as well as how the AFCS may be used in clinical and research contexts.

Video Intervention Therapy (VIT) (July 17, 2019)

Pre-Conference Workshop in Vancouver, prior to the SEAS, International Attachment Conference (IAC)

9:00 am – 4:00 pm (one-day)

Led by: Dr. George Downing

Video Intervention Therapy (VIT) is an attachment-based, empirically supported method, which facilitates rapid change in human relationships.  It can be integrated into therapy and counseling for parent-infant, parent-child, child-child, and adult couple relationships. The approach employs a wide technique repertoire.  The video is regularly used for cognitive-behavioral exploration, but attention is also often given to mentalization, emotion, and role of the body in shaping interaction. This workshop focuses on practical application and is designed so that participants so wishing will be able afterwards to start in with a simplified version of VIT.

Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting & Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD) (July 21-24, 2019)

Post-Conference Workshop in Vancouver, following the SEAS, International Attachment Conference (IAC)

9:30 am – 5:00 pm (4 day workshop)

Led by: Dr. Lavinia Barone & Dr. Jenny A. Ortiz

Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD) has been developed by Femmie Juffer, Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, and Marinus van IJzendoorn, and is based on attachment theory. To promote sensitive limit setting, components of ‘coercion’ theory of Gerald Patterson (1982) are incorporated into the method. VIPP-SD is an ‘evidence-based’ intervention: Effectiveness has been demonstrated through more than 12 ‘Randomized Controlled Trials’ in different countries. Currently, the VIPP-SD is used in more than 15 countries.

VIPP-SD is a preventive intervention aimed at increasing sensitivity and improving adequate discipline strategies of parents and other caregivers in order to encourage positive interaction with the developing child, and to prevent or reduce behavior problems in children aged 1 to 6 years.

Emotionally Focused Therapy with Trauma Couples: Guiding Principles for Effective Practice

Pre-Conference Workshop in Vancouver, prior to the SEAS, International Attachment Conference (IAC)

Time: TBA

Led by: Dr. Veronica Kallos-Lilly

 

Details forthcoming.

Connect Parent Group Leader Training (July 21-23, 2019)

Post-Conference Workshop in Vancouver, following the SEAS, International Attachment Conference (IAC)

Time: TBA (3 day workshop)

Led by: Dr. Marlene M. Moretti

 

Details forthcoming.

*Workshops are subject to sufficient registration. Space is limited.