What material does this seminar cover?
- An introduction to the latest research on attachment
- A presentation of the Attachment-based Developmental paradigm (Gabor Mate and Gordon Neufeld): how healthy attachment development across the lifespan progresses through 6 stages leading to full maturation (or the term self-actualisation used by Maslow and the humanistic psychologists).
- With more secure attachment, greater potential for human development occurs. The three processes of maturation (adaptation, integration and emergence) are explored through the lens of ‘what happened’ rather than ‘what’s wrong’ with this client, to impact their functioning?
Other key questions which will be addressed include:
- Can our clients be too attached?
- What leads to defensive detachment?
- What is involved in attachment healing?
- How can our clients gain earned secure attachment?
Spaces are limited. Contact us today to make a pencil booking if you are seeking funding approval.
What others have said about Ruth’s presentations
“First, a big thank you for the excellent workshop you presented yesterday. I have been a psychologist for almost 30 years (12 years in New Zealand, the rest in USA) and have a very high standard for the word “excellent”. You are most definitely in that category! You are a pleasure to listen to…. your manner of delivering information is one which makes it a pleasure to receive and digest the material! It all made perfect sense to me and increased my understanding of a process that had not yet been understandable to me!!!“ – Psychologist, NZ
"Your presentation was top marks for presentation and delivery. Just loved all the work put into those slides. And I have heard only favourable comments. And so often people refer to your warmth and lovely personality. Can't better that! Thank you again!!!" – Counsellor.
"Your presentation on “Developing resilience in the heart of a leader” was one of the most outstanding presentations I have seen – anywhere! For me it was new material and has given me a new resource to refer to and to contemplate. Thanks for the insights from that workshop". CEO, Australiasia company.
“Your presentations on attachment are easily absorbed and so missing (I have found anyway) where the people who are making the decisions are concerned. Ah...if only we had a sincerity, and passion, such as yours in those organisations.” Social Worker, Auckland.
“I really appreciate your warm open-hearted style, your research and digestible way of offering complex information.” Psychotherapist, Auckland.
“Thank you for sharing your wonderful knowledge, humour and inspiration with me during your awesome workshop”. Psychotherapist, Wellington.
“I was privileged in attending your seminar. I found the whole presentation flowed and you were wonderful in listening and answering everyone’s questions.” Counsellor, Tauranga.
"Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and knowledge with us at the Professional Development day. The feedback from participants has been SO positive. Everyone thinks you were informative, easy to listen to and they all want you to come back." Organiser of Event in Christchurch for Counsellors.
Who Should Attend:
Mental health professionals, educators (teachers, teacher aides, RTLB’s, school counsellors), social workers, counsellors, Justice Dept staff (Corrections, Police). Those supporting both adults and children who are displaying attachment issues, or developmental trauma.
Date & Location
Resources will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop.
Arrival tea & coffee (instant coffee), morning tea and lunch and afternoon tea are included.
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will be available. In an effort to keep the price as low as possible, other special dietary requirements are unable to be catered for. You are however welcome to bring your own snacks and lunch.
Post-Event Takeaway Reference Material
In line with our sustainability objectives, conference presentations will not be distributed in hard copy but will instead be available via a weblink to be advised via email following the conference.
Commitment to Access and Equity
We are committed to access and equity and endeavour to meet the needs of all delegates. Please contact Faye - email@example.com / 027 607 3000 if you require special assistance. In order to assist us in understanding delegate needs, please advise your access requirements as early as possible. Request at late notice may not be able to be met.