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Addressing Attachment Issues to Increase Engagement in Abuser Intervention Programs


Attachment patterns and disorders are found in every culture and are passed down throughout the generations. It does not discriminate by ethnicity, socioeconomic, or gender differences. Over the past few decades, the influence of insecure attachment patterns in intimate partner abusers has been explored, yet this dynamic has not been incorporated into abuser intervention programming on a wide scale.  When one examines the characteristics which describe the behaviors of those persons with dismissing, preoccupied, or fearful attachment styles, it easily corroborates many of the behaviors found in the clients who enter abuser intervention programs. 

Principles of effective intervention speak to the importance of matching the treatment/intervention style with the specific characteristics of the client to maximize program effectiveness and increase the likelihood of program success. Identifying the attachment style of the client could contribute to better program responsivity, which is consistent with research informed best practices. 

This webinar reviews both secure and insecure attachment styles, and how they manifest in the interpersonal offender population.  We will examine how facilitators can implement trauma-informed and other evidence-based treatment options to create a secure base thereby contributing to increased engagement and reduced long-term recidivism.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify three insecure attachment styles present in the clients entering abuser intervention programs
  • Differentiate three attachment styles needs of the clients to identify their coercive and controlling behaviors.
  • Evaluate three program practices to help clients overcome insecure attachment which contributes to controlling and coercive behaviors in their relationships 

Presenter: Nada Yorke, LCSW - Yorke Consulting

Audience Level: Intermediate - Appropriate for attendees who have basic information on a topic and have some experience in the field

Areas of Emphasis: Attachment theory; abuser intervention programs; client engagement; best practices

Target Audience: Abuser intervention program facilitators; counselors; therapists

 Earn up to 1.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours!

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This Webinar is part of the NPEIV Certificate Program and earns up to 2.0 credit hours towards the 8.0 hrs requirement. For more information, visit our website.

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Registrations cancelled within 5 days of initial sign-up and no more than 48 hours pior to the close of registration will receive a full refund less a 3% credit card transaction fee. Registrations cancelled after this period, but prior to the event start time, will not receive a refund but may have the option to transfer registration fee to another NPEIV Webinar. Registration for this event closes on 1/30/2023. For more information about this policy, please contact madisong@ivatcenters.org

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