General Interest Marriage & Family
How We Learn to Love: Part 1
Duration: 2 hr. 22 min.
CE Credits: 2.25
Attachment theory and research have produced a scientifically grounded paradigm for understanding the relational development of the human person. This seminar will review this paradigm in detail to help participants understand how relational experiences impact personality development. Furthermore, recent scholarship has explored the connection between attachment and moral behavior. This body of theory and research will be explored to show how attachment experiences shape the capacity to love. Lastly, the clinical implications of the attachment paradigm will be explored from initial assessment to termination.
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Discuss attachment theory and research as these pertain to personality development.
- Identify the factors that promote secure vs. insecure attachment and the developmental outcomes of each.
- Discuss up-to-date knowledge of how attachment security impacts various forms of moral behavior.
- Explain how to integrate an attachment perspective into their clinical practice from initial assessment to termination.