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Improving Treatment Effectiveness: Guide Therapy with Attachment Theory and Compassionate Self-Awareness
Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
Category: Affiliate Programs

Morris County Psychological Association invites you to join us at our monthly breakfast program:

Improving Treatment Effectiveness: Guide Therapy with Attachment Theory and Compassionate Self-Awareness
Presented by:  Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD
1.0 CE Credit 
This program is approved for 1 CE credit. The cost of a CE Certificate is $15 for NJPA members, $25 for non-members, and free for sustaining members.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Wyndham Hamilton Park Conference Center
175 Park Avenue, Florham Park
(Location is ADA accessible.) Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations are available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact Nancy Sidhu, PhD for more details.
Cost: $35 (non-MCPA members) | $29 (MCPA members) | $18(students)
Includes a buffet breakfast
Contact Nancy Sidhu if you have any questions or prefer not to register online.
Please register online by Monday March 30,2020 at www.mcpanj.com.

The breakfast will be from 9:00 -9:30 am. providing a chance to network with fellow professionals. The presentation will follow from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Payments may be made at the door by check (made out to MCPA) or with cash, if you did not pay online. 

Dr. Becker-Phelps has a private practice in Basking Ridge and is on the medical staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset. She is dedicated to helping the people in the community become emotionally and psychologically health. To this end, she has written books, blogs for WebMD and Psychology Today, and presents brief instructional videos on her YouTube channel.

Insecure attachment styles can make people vulnerable to, and exacerbate, psychopathology. In contrast, those with a secure attachment style have a greater sense of well-being, navigate relationships in a healthier way, and are more resilient to difficulties that arise. This presentation will briefly review attachment theory. Then it will address how to nurture in patients a more secure attachment style by guiding them to develop greater compassionate self-awareness This approach provides an approach to treatment that can integrate well with various therapeutic approaches.

Learning Objectives Participants will be able to:
1. Describe how insecure attachment relates to psychopathology, undermining healthy relationships with self and others.
2. Explain how developing secure attachment can improve treatment effectiveness.
3. Demonstrate techniques to increase five fundamental domains of self-awareness.
4. Provide individualized treatment to help insecure patients develop more secure attachment and improved treatment outcomes. .

This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and graduate students. It will be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter. The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict of interest for this program.

This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and the Morris County Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

Refunds will be granted (less administrative fees) for cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of the event start time.