Event type: Study Day
City: Santa Rosa
Saturday 21st June
Breakout session: Attachment Focused Parenting
Learning Objectives: Introduce parents to the model of attachment and the building of a secure base and safe haven relationship with their children. Explain the concepts of attunement, intersubjectivity, and the attitude of PACE (Playfulness, Acceptance and Empathy) which allows for parents to have a transformative impact on their children. Helping parents to understand what makes attachment focused parenting (AFP) different from learning and reinforcement parenting and how AFP initiates healthy behavior responses from children by valuing connection above correction.
Sunday 22nd June
Breakout Session: Building Attachment Relationship Through Play
Learning Objectives: Involve parents and their child/children in interactive games that are designed to promote structure, nurturing, challenge and engagement through play.
Email for Mervin Maier: email@example.com Phone: 707-992-5238
Bio: Mervin Maier, MA, MFT has been a licensed therapist for over 38 years. He has worked in many counseling domains including private non-profit agencies, residential treatment, and private practice. His instructional experience includes providing workshops and trainings for parents and professionals. He has been a community college instructor and is currently a consultant to professional groups and therapists. In his practice Mervin serves children, teens, adults, and couples. He is Humanistic/Existentially based integrating an attachment model that is both experientially and emotionally focused. Mervin has been training with Dan Hughes since 2004 and is a Certified DyadicDevelopmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Therapist. Additionally he is a certified Attachment Focused Family Therapist (AFFT). He is currently working towards certification as a DDP Consultant. He is a Board Member of the DDP Institute. Also, Mervin has Advanced Training in EFT for Couples. In addition to his proficiency in attachment issues, Mervin has specific expertise in trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, learning difficulties, anger management and spectrum disorders.
Attachment Focused Parenting & Play seminars at Conscious Parenting Festival, Santa Rosa, California at Sonoma Country Day School, June 21, 2014 - June 22, 2014
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