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Tue, Mar 24


Remote via Zoom

Fragile Attachments and Abandonment

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Fragile Attachments and Abandonment
Fragile Attachments and Abandonment

Time & Location

Mar 24, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Remote via Zoom, 3800 Coolidge Ave, Oakland, CA 94602, USA

About the Event

Dr. Lisa Cohen Bennett

Training Description

This 4 hour course is designed to provide staff serving foster, group home, traumatized youth with behavior management strategies for those suffering from fragile attachments with original care-givers.  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

  • Define actual and perceived abandonment 
  • Identify symptoms exhibited by youth suffering from fragile attachments 
  • Explain core recovery skills and treatment options


9:00 – 10:00 Introduction and Discussion of Attachment Milestones; Welcome & Introduction of instructor, students/class objectives; Introduction or review of Separation and Attachment Milestones

10:00 - 11:00 Delve Into Affects Of Abandonment Children, Teens And Adults in large and small group discussions

11:00 – 12:00 Examine How Untreated Abandonment Can Lead to Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

12:00 - 1:00 Core Recovery Skills and Treatment Options; Course Evaluations

1:00  Adjourn

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 CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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