(Self-Study, 1.5 CE) Insecure Attachment in Adulthood
6 Easy Steps to Encourage Emotionally Honest Conversations
In this presentation, we examine a case study and break down the difference between surface structure and deep structure communications. We also examine when it is safe and unsafe to practice emotional vulnerability, and use a multi-modal exercise to tap into our intuition.
In this presentation, you will learn...
- The basic definition of insecure attachment, and how it manifests in "anxious-avoidant" relationships in adulthood.
- Breakdown a case study, and in 6 easy steps, examine how the deep structure vs. surface structure communications could be modified to promote emotional honesty.
- Examine 4 steps to know when it is safe to be emotionally vulnerable, and when it is not.
- Participate in a multi-modal experiential to quell a reactive nervous system, reduce defensiveness, and promote intuitive reflection.
Briana MacWilliam has over 15 years of clinical experience as a creative arts therapist, and is the Founder and Director of CreativeArtsTherapiesOnline.com. She has held two directorial positions in community-based and day-treatment settings, and was a research outcomes coordinator for four years, at the Amen Clinics, Inc.—a brain research and diagnostic facility. She has also edited and co-authored two books on the subjects of attachment and complicated grief, and working with LGBTQ populations. Currently, she offers psychoeducation in self help and personal development through BrianaMacWilliam.com, and continuing education for practitioners through CreativeArtsTherapiesOnline.com. She is also a thesis advisor for Pratt Institute's Creative Arts Therapies Department, and maintains a small private practice.