Certificate in Attachment Focused Adult Psychotherapy: Advanced Course

Certificate in Attachment Focused Adult Psychotherapy: Advanced Course

In light of public health information on COVID-19, this event has been postponed until further notice. All trainees currently registered for this event will be contacted via email with more details. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to keep our trainees, facilitators, visitors and staff safe.



Event Details

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Certificate Overview:

Dates: April 23, 24, May 21 and 22, 2020

Facilitator: Annette Kussin, MSW, RSW

This training is suitable for: Experienced therapists who have knowledge about Child Attachment and experience working with Adults. The workshop will provide an advanced level of Assessing and Treating adults from an Attachment Focused Model of Psychotherapy.

Pre-requisite: The workshop Becoming an Adult Attachment Focused Therapist or other workshops on Adult Attachment.

Note:  This course will offer you a "Certificate of Participation" and does not certify participants as Certified Adult Attachment Therapists".


All therapists will find it extremely useful to understand their clients from the perspective of Adult Attachment.  This perspective offers a non-judgemental and hopeful means for both the therapist and clients to understand problems in self-perception and problems in relationships.  Although Adult Attachments develop as a continuum of child attachment and are deeply formed by adulthood, they can be changed so that adults can feel more secure and create mutually satisfying relationships.

This certificate program will help participants assess the Adult Attachment Category of their clients by understanding the behavior of each category and by offering a formal Adult Attachment assessment.  Participants will be offered an Attachment Focused Therapeutic Model that offers both general stages for change and specific strategies for each Attachment Category.  This model will be explored in depth, using case examples from each category of Attachment.

Participants will develop an understanding of the neurology of Adult Attachment.  They will be able to apply an Attachment Paradigm to a number of known problems and diagnosis in the Mental Health Field, such as Borderline Personality Disorder.

The relationship between the therapist and client is the central vehicle for change.  Therefore, participants will be encouraged to be aware of their own Attachment Category and how this influences their therapeutic relationships.

Participants will complete this course with a deeper understanding of Secure and insecure Adult Attachment and how to use this understanding to assist their clients to redevelop Secure Adult Attachment or Earned Security.


*Photography is being used for illustrative purposes only and any person depicted in the content is a model, except where indicated.

  • When

  • Thursday, April 23, 2020 - Friday, May 22, 2020
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health - Learning Institute
    114 Maitland Street
    3rd Floor, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
    Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1

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