Attachment masterclass: The theory and application of attachment in educational settings and organisations
This NESA approved conference will contribute 2 hours of NESA registered PD addressing 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
About the webinar
This two-hour NESA registered masterclass is specifically designed for all teachers, educators and welfare & wellbeing support staff who have either:
- attended one of our previous attachment introductory conferences or webinars
- a sound knowledge and understanding of attachment.
Attachment awareness in all educational settings and organisations is critical in identifying the issues involved in supporting children and young people who are recognised as having attachment challenges. Developing attachment awareness with all members of your team will improve attainment, behaviour and the wellbeing of both children and staff within your organisation. This will provide a secure and safe base that will assist you in building and moving towards safe, trusted and secure relationships.
Attendees of this masterclass will:
- expand and develop their initial understanding of attachment, with more complex specific cases, relevant to all educational organisations and those who work within those settings.
- learn how to continue building their awareness of the neuroscience of caregiving that is critical in responding to the needs of children and young people, especially those traumatised and identified or thought of as being at-risk.
- leave with more confidence and practical strategies to assist the cognitive, behavioural and emotional challenges of children and young people, through the use of Circle of Security, mentalisation, preliminary explanations of structural dissociation and a range of trauma informed concepts and interventions.
In this presentation attendees will be asked to reflect on their own attachment history. This will further assist their understanding and application of attachment-related interventions.
Date: Thursday, 11 March 2021.
Time: 6pm to 8pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time).
Speaker: Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The Read Clinic.
Location: Online webinar. Registered attendees will be emailed login details the week before the webinar. Please complete the booking form below with your contact details, including direct email address.
Ticket price: $85 per person (including GST).
Booking form: Download the attachment masterclass booking form
Program: Download the attachment masterclass invite
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It is suitable for principals, teachers, educators, support workers, school administration staff and other professionals within the community who work with children and young people.
About the speaker
Heather is a senior clinical psychologist and the director of The Read Clinic, which is one of the largest psychology practises in Australia. As well as practising in Australia, Heather has also spent three years in the UK working with some of the most deprived families in Liverpool and London. She also led a service providing advice and consultations on mental health to all the schools in the South London area.
As well as practicing for two decades Heather has also found time to become a published author with her latest book Hello Baby. Heather speaks regularly on local ABC radio, has appeared on a number of television shows including 60 Minutes, and writes regular articles for print and digital media.
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