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SCA meets on the third Friday of each month, except for July, August and December. Coffee, Tea service and a light breakfast provided! SCA offers 1.5 continuing education credits for the presentations.

9:00 AM   Registration
9:15 AM   Introductions by attendants
9:50 AM   Networking
10:00 AM   SCA Business
10:15 AM   Speaker Presentation
11:45 AM   Networking
12:15 PM   Board Meeting (all members welcome to attend!)

"Payment is accepted via check or cash at the meetings. Members may pay in advance on this page. Non-members, retired professionals, and students, may pay at the event".

$20.00   MEMBER
$30.00   NON-MEMBER

Our June meeting is a longer training on ethics for a total of 3 credits
The Speaker Presentation is from 10:15 AM - 1:15 PM
And the meeting fees are
$40.00   MEMBER
$60.00   NON-MEMBER

Swedish Cultural Center
1920 Dexter Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109-2718

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SCA March 2011 Meeting

Your Client's Attachment Style: What It Means and How to Work with It in Treatment

March 18, 2011
Judy Burr-Chellin, LMHC

SCA’s 2010 program survey revealed that, more than any other topic, members wished to learn more about Attachment Theory and how aspects of attachment manifest in client issues and within the therapist/client relationship. This presentation will provide an overview of the basic concepts of Attachment Theory and explore how this theory may come into play when working with adult clients. Citing the work of John Bowlby, Mary Main, Peter Fonagy and Mary Target, Judy will describe characteristics of attachment styles, how these came to be developed, and how they manifest throughout the life span. Attendees will gain further insight into some of the relationship difficulties their clients experience, including in the therapy relationship, and how to utilize knowledge of a client’s attachment style in treatment.

Judy Burr-Chellin, LMHC, has worked in the field of mental health for 28 years, having provided psychotherapy for individuals, couples, children and groups. She is a graduate of Seattle University’s Masters in Counseling program, the Certificate Program in Clinical Theory and Practice at UW School of Social Work, the 2 year Analytic Psychotherapy Course through the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and the UW School of Nursing Certificate Program in Infant Mental Health.

Currently Judy is the Director of Parent/Child Services at Wellspring Family Services in Seattle, where she has worked for 15 years, both as a clinician and in administration.