Friday, February 13, 2015
Treating Attachment Pathology at the Ego State Level,
Presented by Myron Walters, LMFT, CMT
In this presentation, Myron Walters, LMFT, will focus on some of the highlights of what he has learned in the treatment of individuals with severe attachment pathologies, such as those observed in highly traumatized, dissociative clients. This will include a cursory description of the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) assessment and classification system which he adopts in his work. Myron Walters applies the AAI classification at the ego state level in the treatment of his clients who present with severe attachment pathologies. The presentation will also include relevant case examples demonstrating how specific ego states are encouraged to move toward an earned secure attachment, including working with our client’s meta-cognitive skill deficits. The speaker’s objective and hope is that, after this presentation, you as a therapist will have a sense of the major characteristics of specific insecure attachment styles, as well as of some of the typical treatment challenges and benefits that result.
Myron Walters is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and he is a certified massage technician (CMT). He is very active and dedicated to CAMFT, and he has previously served the organization in various roles, such as the Marin CAMFT Student-Intern Chair and Pre-Licensed Membership Director at Large. He is currently the moderator for both the Marin and Redwood Empire CAMFT listservs. As a mental health practitioner, he has private practice offices in Mill Valley and Cotati where he treats adult clients. His specialty is working with adults who have experienced severe childhood trauma, complex PTSD, and dissociative disorders. One of his main interests is working somatically, being both trauma and attachment informed. Myron Walters has extensive training in trauma resolution and is well-versed in Somatic Experiencing and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, hypnosis, DID psychotherapy, Adult Attachment Interview classification and treatment of attachment pathology. To learn more about Myron Walters’ work visit his website.
Marin County Chapter of CAMFT
PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065
415 459 3484 www.marincamft.org
Marin CAMFT is approved by California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as a Continuing Education Provider (CEP#56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs