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Systemic Family Therapy & Reactive Attachment Disorder (PART 1)
Rand Coleman, PhD
About This Course: A Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) diagnosis requires the clinician to engage the hopeless and emotionally drained caregivers and to inspire attachment with the youth. The caregiver’s ability to stick to the therapeutic plan becomes crucial in establishing a safe and nurturing container that will foster development and healing. This intermediate program will provide an overview of the role of attachment intervention from the point of admission using the basic components of the Marschak Interactional Method (MIM). Also, this program will demonstrate how a clinician’s use of enactments are required to effectively evaluate the family’s attachment needs. Video recordings of assessment sessions will be used to facilitate the application of concepts.
- Define the 4 dimensions crucial to an attachment-based relationship which are assessed as part of the caregiver-child interaction.
- Identify the administration procedures of the MIM.
- Define how MIM data are used to clarify family strengths & needs which informs future family therapy enactments that promote attachment.
Psychologists, Mental Health Workers, Human Service Providers, Family Therapists, Social Workers, & Supervisors
Intermediate; participants must have experience of facilitating enactments in family sessions.
CE Credit Hours are available:
3.0 APA CE Credit Hours-General
Cost: $60.00 for program and CE credits.
Participants must complete both attestations, 3 separate recording- 1 hour in length, and pass each posttest (3) to access certificate.
The Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologist. The Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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Rand Coleman, PhD
Dr. Rand Coleman is a graduate of Hahnemann University, where he obtained his training in clinical psychology, specializing in neuropsychology. After completing a two-year fellowship in the Department of Neuropsychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he worked in Green Bay, WI, providing support services for individuals with developmental disabilities. During this time, he and his wife, Anne, did emergency foster care, eventually transitioning to long term foster care, and adopting two children.
Dr. Rand Coleman is a certified Theraplay trainer and supervisor, trained in EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, attachment-based therapy, and parenting techniques. His clinical experience includes working with a large behavioral health organization in Pennsylvania, where he focused on providing family treatment for children diagnosed with autism disorder, intellectual disabilities, ADD/ADHD, reactive attachment disorder, and severe behavior problems.
The Family therapy work has been focused on helping families develop better relationships with their autistic children/siblings, and is integrated with other modalities, such as picture communication programs (e.g., PECS), teaching of daily life skills, positive behavioral supports, and community integration practice. Now in private practice, Rand’s time is split between providing therapy, doing neuropsychological testing, and conducting trainings.