The Northern Ohio Clinical Social Work Society (NOCSWS) has announced the topic of its spring spring symposium, We are the Tools of Our Trade: How the Therapist’s Own Attachment Patterns Shape Therapy. Hanna Perkins is supporting the society in presenting the event.
The symposium will be held from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at Corporate College, 4400 Richmond Road, Cleveland 44128. Participants are eligible for CEU credits, as detailed here.
Presenter of the symposium is David Wallin, PhD, a clinical psychologist in private practice in Albany and Mill Valley, Calif., and author of Attachment in Psychotherapy.
According to the NOCSWS, Wallin’s presentation “takes attachment therapy from its niche in the parent-child relationship and applies it to the process happening between psychotherapist and patient. Because we are the tools of our trade, our own attachment patterns strongly influence our effectiveness as therapists. Rather than our theories or techniques, it is who we are that ultimately determines our capacity to create with our patients a genuinely therapeutic relationship.”
Wallin is a lively and engaging speaker who combines a scholarly perspective with vivid case material and videos, as he explores how mindfulness of our own attachment patterns in the therapist-patient relationship can lead to new opportunities and insights for both patient and therapist.
Cost to attend the symposium is $149 – less for NOCSWS members and students.
More information about the symposium, fees, CEU credits, registration and other details is available at the Northern Ohio Clinical Social Work Society.