From Category to Strategy:
New Understandings of Attachment and Development
This workshop is part of the Child and Family Wellbeing series. These workshops have been categorised into three levels to help you determine which workshop is right for you depending on your level of practice experience and your professional development goals. From Category to Strategy: New Understandings of Attachment and Development sits within Level 2: Digging Deeper
Attachment theory has often been understood as just that, a theory. Attachment theory has provided us with a classification system for understanding what leads to a ‘secure’ or ‘insecure’ attachment.
As useful as this guide is, it can also be restrictive. We can begin to categorise young people and favour one pattern of attachment as ‘healthy’ whilst all other attachment patterns are considered to be ‘unhealthy’.
But what if we shifted our approach and began to consider attachment patterns, as ‘strategies for safety’? What if all attachment patterns were vital to our ability to develop and engage with the changing world we live in? How would this change the way we work with children and families?
Drawing on the internationally acclaimed work of Patricia Crittenden and her Dynamic Maturational Model, this 1-day workshop will provide you with a new twist on Attachment theory.
The workshop will introduce you to the Dynamic Maturational Model and then demonstrate its application as we explore emotional and relational development. You will be provided with a new theoretical perspective and space to reflect on how you can incorporate the model into your daily practice with children and families.
- Develop new understandings of Attachment Theory
- Develop new understandings of emotional and relational development
Who Should Attend
The Digging Deeper workshops are designed for practitioners who have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the child and family services sector, including but not limited to:
- Residential care workers
- Child Protection Practitioners (CP3 through to CP 6)
- Community and youth workers
- Health professionals, including Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS)
- Social workers
Early Bird Rate: $260 (incl. GST) - register and pay by February 28, 2019
Full Fee: $280 (incl. GST)
Please read our Payment Terms & Conditions
Berry Street Central Office, 1 Salisbury Street, Richmond VIC 3121
Phone: (03) 9429 9266
How to Get There
Tram: Berry Street is conveniently located on tram routes No. 48 or No. 75 (travels down Flinders St and Bridge Rd), Tram route 78 (travels down Church St) and Tram route 109 (travels down Collins St and Victoria St).
Train: Berry Street is also close to both West Richmond and North Richmond train stations, both of which are on the Epping and Hurstbridge lines.
For more public transport information please visit Public Transport Victoria.
Taxi: Berry Street is just a 10 minute taxi ride from the Melbourne CBD. To book a taxi call Yellow Cabs on 13 22 27.
Parking: There are plenty of 2 hours parking spaces around Berry Street, check Buckingham Street, Kent Street, Laity Street or Lincoln Street. Four hour parking is available in Risley St. An all-day parking option is the Coles Richmond Plaza carpark off Church Street. The cost for all day parking is $16 and is a 10 minute walk from the office.
Payment Terms & Conditions
Payment must be made at the time of registration and only credit cards (VISA and Mastercard) will be accepted. Your registration will not be confirmed unless payment has been processed.
A confirmation/tax invoice will be issued upon registration to your nominated email address.
A full refund will be issued for cancellations up until 7 days prior to the workshop. No refunds will be issued after this date however substitutions are welcome.
Please be advised if payment or cancellation notification is not received as per the above terms and conditions your ability to attend future event will be impacted.
Should the Berry Street Childhood Institute cancel a course for any reason, those registered at this time will be entitled to a full refund of registration fees only, and this will incur no administrative charges or penalties.