FCP has a great lineup of woekshops for the Spring 2011 professional education series. The first workshop of the season “Attachment Based Family Therapy” will be presented by, Suzanne A. Levy, Ph.D. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 – 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT) is the only manualized empirically informed family therapy model specifically designed to target family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and depression. ABFT initially focuses on repairing or strengthening attachment and then turns to promoting adolescent autonomy. This workshop will provide an overview of the theoretical principles and clinical strategies of ABFT using lecture and tape review.
At the end of this activity, the learner will be able to:
• Formulate the theoretical foundation of ABFT.
• Extrapolate the purpose of the five treatment tasks of the model.
• Evaluate the strategies used in the five treatment tasks.
Presenter: Suzanne A. Levy, Ph.D. is Director of Training of Attachment Based Family Therapy, Center for Family Intervention Science at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is also Trainer and Facilitator, Master Resilience Trainer Course at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Levy is a reviewer for Addiction Magazine and she has also been published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Health Psychology, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Pediatrics Magazine. The recipient of the University Research Council Grant at the University of North Carolina and a Pre-doctoral Training Fellowship from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, Dr. Levy has presented nationally at the Society for Prevention Research, Society for Research in Child Development, Society for Research on Adolescence, American Association of Suicidology, and the Joint Council on International Children’s Services.