This one-hour presentation will show how to shepherd couples to ward secure functioning, an attitudinal and behavioral expectation that couples operate as a two-person psychological system. The success of secure-functioning relationships does not depend on attachment orientation because the concept of secure-functioning is principle based and not personality based. The presentation will help the clinician use psychobiological strategies to help clarify partner attachment strategies, true desires, and unspoken agendas in couple therapy.
The educational objectives are listed.
List at least five characteristics of a secure-functioning relationship.
Apply at least three interventions for moving couples toward secure functioning.
Differentiate and describe the difference between secure attachment and secure-functioning relationships.
Session may be edited to preserve confidentiality.