Integrated Attachment Family Therapy Training

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Course Description

Children who feel hurt and angry disconnect from their parents - parents who sense that disconnect feel discouraged when their child-rearing approaches aren’t working. Even when parents attempt to improve their relationship through parent-child therapies, they may find that the interventions focus on improving behaviors without considering the core issues underneath: attachment and trauma.

This workshop offers a different lens that focuses on the physiologic, nonverbal connection between parent and child to improve the relationship. Using principles from two attachment-based modalities---Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Theraplay---learn how to enhance regulation, connection, and joy between parents and children as well as guide parents to do reparative work around family trauma.

You will discover how to

  • Get to the heart of a child’s deeper thoughts, feelings, wishes, and beliefs without relying on the child’s ability to verbalize with words
  • Facilitate active dialogue between parent and child that’s both safe and gets to their core issues
  • Practice scenarios for de-escalating child and parent dysregulation, facilitate optimal arousal and affect regulation
  • Learn gentle ways to intervene and redirect a misattuned or critical parent

Up to 12 CE Credits Available


Sign up now and start the 6 hour didactic program instantly. Then join Dafna for 4 weeks of live online active and practical sessions.


You will have the opportunity to learn through clinical case analysis, role playing, and practical exercises you can integrate in your practice and use on your own.


The 4 week sessions are from 12:00PM ET - 1:30PM ET

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1. Workshop

$130.00

Special Pricing. Entire package was $150.00

Included features:

  • Active and experiential
  • Instant access to 6 hours of lectures to prepare for the practical sessions
  • Real videos of clinical cases
  • 4 x 90 minutes practical sessions
  • Participating in role plays
  • Experiential homework
  • Receive Certification of Completion

2. Workshop with CE

$180.00

Special Pricing. Entire package was $200.00

Included features:

  • 12 APA continuing education credits
  • Instant access to 6 hours of lectures to prepare for the practical sessions
  • Real videos of clinical cases
  • 4 x 90 minutes practical sessions
  • Active and experiential
  • Participating in role plays
  • Experiential homework
  • Receive Certification of Completion
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Dafna's Bio

Dafna is a child and family therapist with over 20 years of experience. She is a certified trainer, supervisor, and consultant in Theraplay® and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, and coauthor of Theraplay: The Practitioner’s Guide. Dafna has successfully treated children and their parents with a variety of backgrounds, including children raised in orphanages, with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, exposed to domestic violence and community violence and children of parents with chronic mental illness and attachment wounds. Dafna provides trainings and consultations for psychologists and psychotherapists around the world.

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Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, Mental Health Professionals, Parents, Teachers and Caregivers.

This program is offered at the introductory level.

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