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Wed, Dec 21


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Fragile Attachment and Abandonment

Dr. Lisa Cohen Bennett

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Fragile Attachment and Abandonment
Fragile Attachment and Abandonment

Time & Location

Dec 21, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST

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About the Event

Dr. Lisa Cohen Bennett

Training Description

This 4-hour course is designed to provide those who support traumatized system involved youth with behavior management strategies for those suffering from fragile attachments with original caregivers. The aim of the course is to assist adults working with children experiencing actual or perceived abandonment to examine affects and to develop healthy relationships.

Learning Objectives

· Participants will be able to explain the difference between actual and perceived abandonment.

· Participants will be able to identify at least 2 behaviors exhibited by youth suffering from fragile attachments.

· Participants will be able to explain at least 2 core recovery skills.


10:00-11:00am  Introduction and Discussion of Attachment Milestones

· Welcome & Introduction of instructor, students/class objectives

· Introduction or review of Separation and Attachment Milestones

11:00am-12:00pm  Delve Into Effects of Abandonment Children, Teens and Adults in large and small group discussions

12:00-1:00pm E xamine How Untreated Abandonment Can Lead to Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

1:00-2:00pm  Core Recovery Skills and Support Options

Meet Our Trainer

DR. BENNETT has been training Foster Parents, Probation Officers, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Teachers and Group Home Staff around the country and in the San Francisco Bay Area for twenty years. She has worked in a variety of settings with Severely Emotionally Disturbed Youth and Families including Residential Treatment, Hospital, Juvenile Hall, Runaway Shelter and County Mental Health for over thirty years. Dr. Bennett also currently has a private practice in Lafayette, CA where she specializes in trauma.

This course meets the qualifications for (4) BBS CE Hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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