Attachment Theory: A Helpful Framework for Understanding and Intervening with At-Risk Children and Their Families

ID: 5653WEB

Secure attachment has been found to be associated with better social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of children. Maternal sensitivity is thought to be a major contributor to the development of a secure attachment. This workshop with provide participants with an introduction to attachment theory and its relevance to clinical practice with at risk children and their families. Important contributors to attachment theory, as well as their research will be reviewed, including John Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth, and Harry Harlow. More recent research on attachment and neurobiology, particularly by Alan Schore will be discussed. Participants will learn about the importance of sensitivity in fostering a healthy parent-child relationship, thereby laying the foundation for future mental health. Participants will learn to evaluate parent-child interactions within the context of sensitivity, and will learn strategies to improve parental sensitivity. Cultural issues and their impact on parenting and sensitivity, as well as implications for the therapist-client relationship will also be discussed. [Required for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Clinical


Instructor: Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, January 6, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar
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Instructor: Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Beginner - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, MSW, LCSW

Dr. Hubbard is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Rutgers University School of Social Work (RUSSW). Recipient of RUSSW 2022 Outstanding Professor in Clinical Specialization Award and 2021 national Teaching Leadership Award in Higher Education by JV Educational Consultants. She has her clinical license and over 19 years of experience in child welfare, advocacy, case management, and clinical practice. Dr. Hubbard is a trained family therapist and consultant trainer with a small private practice and consulting firm. She is also a past president of the NASW, NJ Chapter, alumna of CSWE Doctoral Minority Fellowship, active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc., and serves on a variety of advisory boards, committees, and councils. She is currently pursuing her 2nd doctorate, a PhD in family science and human development at Montclair State University.

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