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Attachment Implications in the Treatment of Addiction & Trauma

  • Coeur d’Alene Resort 115 South 2nd Street Coeur d'Alene, ID, 83814 United States (map)

This workshop integrates the growing body of research on attachment-based therapies, specifically E.F.T., into work with three of the most pernicious, difficult presenting problems in couples (and individual therapy). These issues show up at higher frequency in our most difficult cases and with at-risk populations. The couple on the brink of divorce, the young adult in a drug treatment facility, or the adult client with multiple issues often have experienced one or more of these. The attachment lens provides a common thread to understand addiction, betrayal and relational trauma in our work.  It also suggests ways we need to show up as therapists to best help clients, couples and families impacted by these issues.  We explore the commonality between addiction, affairs and relational trauma histories in couples therapy. In doing so, participants will learn:

1) How an attachment-lens changes engagement in couples therapy with couples facing any of these presenting problems.
2) Ways to integrate the attachment-lens early in treatment using attachment-friendly models such as Emotionally Focused Therapy.
3) Why the attachment-frame builds hope and reframes these core issues into opportunities for couples and families.  
4) How it may guide how we show up as therapists in the therapy relationship.   

Early Registration (by July 31)

  • 1 registrant - $190
  • 2-4 - $180 each
  • 5 or more - $160 each

Standard Registration (After July 31)

  • 1 Registrant - $210
  • 2-4 - $200 each
  • 5 or more - $180 each

*CE Credit cost will be covered by Integrative Approach TX. 

Go HERE to see a short webinar of Jim Thomas. 

Later Event: January 12
Hold Me Tight Couples Workshop