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Friday Evening Lecture: Boosting Attachment Security: Clinical and Neurobiological Perspectives, Presented by Daniel Sonkin, PhD, LMFT

  • Fri, September 18, 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925

MARIN COUNTY CHAPTER OF CAMFT

Friday Evening Program
September 18, 2015
Boosting Attachment Security: 
Clinical and Neurobiological Perspectives
Daniel Sonkin, PhD, LMFT

What is going on in the minds - both psychologically and biologically - of secure and insecure people? Over the past 25 years, researchers from developmental and social psychology, as well as cognitive neurosciences, have provided empirical data shedding considerable light on this important question. Because of these research advances, clinicians are now able to use the available empirical data to integrate, update, and improve their treatment interventions with clients. Regardless of their clinical orientations, all mental health professionals are either directly or indirectly helping to boost attachment security, which essentially is equivalent to helping them to experience greater internal well-being and more satisfying and stable interpersonal relationships. In this presentation, Dr. Daniel Sonkin will discuss the most current research on secure base priming (www.securebasepriming.org) and how priming may be utilized to augment the naturally occurring security-boosting effects of psychotherapy. Participants will have the opportunity to personally experience several secure base priming exercises.


Daniel Jay Sonkin, Ph.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in an independent practice in Sausalito, California. Since 1981, his work has focused on the treatment of individuals and couples facing a variety of interpersonal problems. In addition to his clinical experience, he has testified as an expert witness since 1977 in criminal cases where domestic violence is an issue.  As one of the early specialists in the field of family violence, Dr. Sonkin has developed a widely used protocol for treating male batterers. His book, Learning to Live Without Violence: A Handbook for Men has been published in English, Spanish and Japanese and is utilized by treatment programs around the world. He is also the author of numerous articles and books on domestic violence and child abuse.  For the past twenty-five years he has been integrating attachment theory and neurobiology into his clinical work with perpetrators and victims of violence, as well as his general psychotherapy patients.  He is the recipient of the 1989 Clark Vincent Award for Literary Contribution to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and is the 2000 recipient of the Distinguished Clinical Member Award from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.


Date: Friday, September 18, 2015

Time: Networking is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Presentation begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members, $10 for non-members.

Location: Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (map)

Information: For more information about the Friday Evening Lecture Series and about joining the Committee, contact Committee Chair, Gary Gross


CEU APPROVALS: CAMFT approval of CE Provider status is pending for Marin CAMFT. This event will qualify for 1.5 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, and LPCCs. Contact Laurie Buntain, Director-at-Large for Programs for updates.
     
Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train licensees to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice.

Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by the Director at Large for Programs no later than ten days before the program. There will be a $25.00 administrative fee to cancel registration for any program. The refund will be sent within ten days of the request.

Accommodation for Special Needs: The special needs of persons with disabilities will be accommodated. The Program Committee will endeavor to assure that continuing education program materials, content and venue selections will meet the special needs of the disabled and that reasonable accommodation will be made. A request for accommodation can be made to the Director at Large for Programs, who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need.

Marin CAMFT encourages those who attend its events to respect the fact that some individuals may have allergies to fragrances and pet dander. We ask that you refrain from introducing these elements into our meeting room. Registered service animals are welcome, of course. 

Grievance ProcedureMarin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the Director at Large for Programs.

Anti-Discrimination PolicyMarin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

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