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Attachment and Emotional Regulation


Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Counseling / Social Work / Psychology
Contact Hours:   
Registration Fee:   $179

1. Identify how insecurely attached children have impaired brain development leading to anger and rage at home and at school.
2. Discover how attachment insecurity leads to problems of prediction, affect regulation, and conflict monitoring.
3. Explore how parenting and socialization in the family is either protective or debilitating.
4. Recognize that there are temperament and biological differences in the risk for insecure attachment and emotional control.
5. Utilize social interventions that are more positive than negative in building the capacity for trust.
6. Apply specific interventions that can be used to promote emotional control throughout the lifespan.

Target Audience
• Psychologists • Psychiatrists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Nurse Practitioners • Professional Counselors • Case Managers • School Guidance Counselors • Social Workers • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors • Criminal Justice Personnel • Nurses • Educators • School Administrators

Confirmation Notes
Receive unlimited access from the time of purchase through completion and submission of the online exam. Once the exam is taken the seminar will be available for 30 days before course access expires
CE Information: Click on the "purchase" button for CE information.

Affect Regulation and the Developing Brain
Mental health professionals, educators, and parents are often confronted with children, adolescents, and adults who either show no affect or inappropriate affect in social situations. A good body of research, starting with the work of John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, now suggests that the capacity of affect regulation is developed very early in life. An infant's ability to handle stressful changes in the external environment is developed by being exposed to regulation of the infant's shifting arousal levels. When this does not happen, attachment is insecure and an unstable self-system develops with poor capacity to regulate affect.
This seminar will address crucial issues relating to the neurobiological and cognitive bases of emotional regulation; how regulatory strategies are developed and used across the lifespan; social-psychological approaches; individual dissimilarities in emotion regulation tendencies; and implications for psychopathology, health, and clinical interventions. Various ways to modify damaged affect regulation will be examined. Seminar participants will recognize the importance in looking at how family functioning can protect or insulate youths who are insecurely attached. Social interventions in culturally different families and the role of religion as a stable force in affect regulation will be addressed. Gain insight into clinical interventions in different mental disorders such as externalizing disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, chemical dependency, and PTSD. Attendees will leave the seminar with a clear picture of the rapidly growing field of emotional regulation.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM