The Conflict Resolution Process through the Lens of Attachment Theory
Yuval Berger, MSW, RSW
For Collaborative Attorneys, Financial & Mental Health Professionals, and Mediators
WHEN: Friday, November 1, 2019 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
WHERE: Inn Marin, 250 Entrada Drive, Novato, CA 94949
FEES: For CCRE/CPM/IMBA Members: $250 by 10/1/19: $275 after 10/1/19
For Non-Members: $275 by 10/1/19: $295 after 10/1/19 (Priority will be given to CCRE/CPM/IMBA members until 10/1/19.)
CE CREDITS: CFLS (MCLE) CPA OPD – 6.0 hours
Includes Materials, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks. Maximum Class Size: 50
The area of conflict resolution, particularly in the context of separating families, is becoming a growing niche in the practice of many professionals. Collaborative coaches, child specialists, mediators and family lawyers often find themselves at the forefront of the familial conflict utilizing skills and strategies borrowed from the practice of conflict resolution. While it is, of course, both required and essential that we recognize the key differences between the professions of psychology and conflict resolution, it is, at the same time, necessary that we recognize their similarities and cooperate in developing creative new techniques based on sound psychological theories.
Attachment theory originated in the work of a British psychiatrist, John Bowlby, in the mid-twentieth century (around the time of the Second World War), based on observations he and colleagues made of the highly negative impact separation had on children. Attachment is a special emotional bond that grows out of our earliest relationship with a primary caregiver and is carried with us into our relationships in adulthood. Attachment style is soothed or activated in intimate relationships and during relationship breakdown. All adults have either a secure or insecure (anxious, avoidant or disorganized) attachment style which manifests predictably during separation and divorce.
In this intensive one-day training, participants will learn in-depth the application of attachment theory regarding adult behavior during dissolution of the relationship, with the goal of being able to predict, explain, and support couples during the separation process.
Participants will learn to:
- Identify the six primary patterns of couples’ dynamics and behavior that arise during the ending of relationships
- Apply techniques for responding uniquely to each negative emotion; i.e., fear, anger, shame, jealousy, pain and grief.
- Utilize the skills for effectively addressing clients’ unique style of protest behaviour during conflict.
- Assess ways of discovering what partners in conflict think or want, subconsciously, and ways of bringing them into conscious awareness.
- Demonstrate techniques for how to help clients reach a deeper level of resolution.
- Describe their own attachment styles and the interplay between their attachment style and that of their client and their colleagues.
Instructor: Yuval Berger, MSW, RSW
Yuval brings with him 25 years of clinical experience as a relationship and child therapist with special expertise in supporting couples through the dissolution of their intimate relations. Over the years he has practiced as divorce coach, child specialist, family therapist, and a trainer.
Yuval joined the Vancouver BC Collaborative group in 2002, and since then has been an active member supporting and promoting the interdisciplinary team approach. He is an associate of the Collaborative Center in Vancouver, Canada, which is a joint private venture of family lawyers and mental health professionals all practicing Collaborative Law.
The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) elected Yuval to its Board of Directors for the 2012-15 terms. Yuval has taught basic, and advanced Interdisciplinary CP courses in Canada, England, Scotland, US and Israel. He presented in numerous IACP forums in North America and in Europe and taught in the IACP Institute in the US and Australia. When offering advance training, Yuval focuses on expending professional knowledge about the possibilities for couples to move from intimate relationship into a co-parenting. He also brings his knowledge and experience in using attachment theory to facilitate a better understanding of couple’s experience through their separation.
* CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: CCRE is a State Bar of California approved FLS provider (Provider #12690). The Center for Understanding in Conflict (Provider #CEN829) is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Center for understanding in Conflict maintains responsibility for this program and its content. BBS licensees may also receive credit from The Center for Understanding in Conflict as a provider approved by the California Psychological Association. This course qualifies for 6 CE credits.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds, subject to a $50.00 administrative fee to offset committed expenses of the training, will be made for cancellations received in writing or via email to Susannah Malek, CDFA at firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 15, 2019. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after October 15, 2019.
DIRECTIONS TO: Inn Marin
From San Francisco – Follow US 101 to Nave Drive in Novato. Take the exit toward Ignacio Boulevard/Bel Marin Keys Boulevard from US 101. Continue onto US 101 / Richardson Avenue. Take the exit toward Ignacio Boulevard /Bel Marin Keys Boulevard. Merge onto Nave Drive (signs for Ignacio Boulevard/Bel Marin Keys Boulevard). Turn left onto Ignacio Boulevard. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Enfrente Road. Turn slight right onto Entrada Drive. Turn right to stay on Entrada Drive to 250 Entrada Drive.
From Santa Rosa – Follow US 101 South to Enfrente Road in Novato. Take the Entrada Drive exit from US 101 South. Turn right onto Enfrente Road. Turn slight right onto Entrada Drive. Turn right to stay on Entrada Drive to 250 Entrada Drive.