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POSTPONED Improving Treatment Effectiveness: Guide Therapy with Attachment Theory and Compassionate Self-Awareness by Leslie Becker-Phelps, Ph.D.

  • 01 Apr 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel, 175 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932
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Morris County Psychological Association

You are invited to join us at our monthly breakfast program:

Improving Treatment Effectiveness:  Guide Therapy with Attachment Theory and Compassionate Self-Awareness

Presented by:

 Leslie Becker-Phelps, Ph.D.

Dr. Becker-Phelps has a private practice in Basking Ridge and is on the medical staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset.  She is dedicated to helping the people in the community become emotionally and psychologically health.  To this end, she has written books, blogs for WebMD and Psychology Today, and presents brief instructional videos on her YouTube channel. 

Insecure attachment styles can make people vulnerable to, and exacerbate, psychopathology.  In contrast, those with a secure attachment style have a greater sense of well-being, navigate relationships in a healthier way, and are more resilient to difficulties that arise.  This presentation will briefly review attachment theory.  Then it will address how to nurture in patients a more secure attachment style by guiding them to develop greater compassionate self-awareness   This approach provides an approach to treatment that can integrate well with various therapeutic approaches.       

Learning Objectives  Participants will be able to:

1.         Describe how insecure attachment relates to psychopathology, undermining healthy                            relationships with self and others.
2.         Explain how developing secure attachment can improve treatment effectiveness.
3.         Demonstrate techniques to increase five fundamental domains of self-awareness.
4.         Provide individualized treatment to help insecure patients develop more secure attachment              and improved treatment outcomes.  

This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and graduate students. It will be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter. The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict of interest for this program.

               When:       Wednesday, April 1, 2020

                                      9:00-10:30 a.m.

                Where:     Wyndham Hamilton Park Conference Center

                                      175 Park Avenue, Florham Park

                                      (Location is ADA accessible.) Americans with Disabilities                                          Act accommodations are available upon request.                                                          Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event.                                          Please contact Nancy Sidhu, Ph.D. for more details.

                Cost:         $35 (non-MCPA members and walk-ins)

                                     $29 (MCPA members)


                                     Includes a buffet breakfast

Contact:  Nancy Sidhu at nancysidhu1@gmail.com if you have any questions or prefer not to register online.

Please register online by Monday March 30,2020 at www.mcpanj.com.

The breakfast will be from 9:00 -9:30 am. providing a chance to network with fellow professionals.   The presentation will follow from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Payments may be made at the door by check (made out to MCPA) or with cash, if you did not pay online. 

1.0 CE Credit Available

This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and the Morris County Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA sponsored programs.  No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

This program is approved for 1 CE credit. The cost of a CE Certificate is $15 for NJPA members, $25 for non-members, and free for sustaining members.

Refunds will be granted (less administrative fees) for cancellations more than

24 hours in advance of the event start time.

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