Attachment Theory: Development and Sensory Processing Techniques

The attachment between an infant and a loving parent or caregiver creates a lasting sense of security and safety for the child, which allows for optimal growth and development throughout the lifespan. When the attachment relationship is disrupted, children feel insecure, unsafe and anxious. Many difficulties experienced by individuals throughout the life span can be traced back to disrupted attachment relationships. An understanding of this important issue is offered in this certificate program. The participant will be trained in attachment theory, self regulation and techniques related to age specific attachment styles. Useful and practical tools directly relevant to the participant’s work will be provided.

Program Goals:

  • Provide a wide range of service providers with a solid understanding of attachment patterns and attachment relationships as seen throughout the life- span.
  • Teach job relevant, client specific, attachment focused interventions that can be used to educate and support families and caregivers and provide therapists, counselors and service providers with informed, attachment-based strategies that are specifically useful in providing treatment to clients throughout the lifespan.Content:We will review developmental tasks and teach attachment patterns and observation skills specific to each age range according to the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment.