Lyn-Lake Psychotherapy & Wellness Training Offering
Friday December 20th, 2019
Attachment Theory and the LGBTQ+ Community
Presented by: Rick Laska, LICSW, CST
Attachment theory has been a staple in mental health training. Understanding attachments helps us recognize and validate the deep pain within our clients’ lives. In working with the LGBTQ+ community, attachment work can begin to heal the life-long pain and neglect experienced in their development: rejection from family and/or close others; neglect relating to gender or sexual identity; or even psychological or physical violence as they walk through the world based on who they are.
This session will assist providers in understanding more about their attachment style, assist them in operationalizing attachment theory to heal client attachment wounds, and provide practical, secure-attachment skills to immediately use with clients when meeting with them.
Participants in this two-hour how training will:
- Learn the 4 attachment styles and ways to identify attachment styles.
- Identify their own attachment style and the risks faced by professional helpers.
- Learn to utilize the 7 Channels of Experience to deepen a client’s connection to their emotional experiences in service of cultivating a secure attachment.
- Learn relational interventions to facilitate a secure attachment with the clients.
Please be advised, the 2019 training series has not been pre-approved for CEUs. Please contact your board directly to ensure trainings meet requirements for CEUs.
Rick Laska, LICSW, CST
Lake Calhoun Center:
3033 Excelsior Blvd.
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