Video Recording: Why are Relationships So Hard?

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Video Recording: Why are Relationships So Hard?

3 CEU credit event (Category 1). Understanding attachment styles and facilitating emotional intelligence with Julie Pratt

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* This is a video recording of a continuing education session held on December 9, 2022.


In this workshop, we will explore how our early relationships in life impact our relationships as adults. We will learn about attachment styles and gain insight into our own struggles in relationship as well as our clients. We will also explore how attachment history significantly impacts emotional intelligence and clinical interventions we can use to build EQ and ultimately, healthier relationships. We will get a chance to learn experimentally through observing and practicing the skill of mentalization.

Speaker - Julie Pratt is an experienced LCPC with specializations in attachment, trauma, and spirituality. She has 20 years of experience with children, families, and adults with a current focus on coaching parents and adults to explore their attachment style and work towards a more secure relationship with themselves and their loved ones. She is passionate about walking alongside clients to help them navigate this crucial part of life and training fellow clinicians to do the same in their own life and with their clients.

Learning Objectives:

1. Increase understanding of how attachment impacts emotional intelligence

and in turn, adult relationships.

2. Build on their current understanding of Attachment styles of Anxious,

Avoidant, Secure, and Disorganized

3. Identify and develop insight into clinician’s attachment style

4. Develop an understanding of mentalization and learn through demonstration

how it can be used as a therapy intervention.

5. Practice using mentalization that can help clients develop emotional intelligence

and ultimately improve their relationships.

Schedule and Timeline

9:30 - 9:45 Introductions

9:45 - 10:15 Attachment and Emotional Intelligence

10:15 – 11:00 Attachment Styles Defined and Self-assessment

11:00 –11:15 Break

11:15 – 11:45 Using Mentalization in your Practice

11:45 – 12:30 Case Studies/Practicing

12:30 – 12:45 Q&A/Evaluations