Attachment and Emotional Regulation -
Healthcare Training Seminar
Affect Regulation and the Developing Brain
Mental health professionals, educators, and parents are often confronted with
children, adolescents, and adults who either show no affect or inappropriate
affect in social situations. A good body of research, starting with the work of
John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, now suggests that the capacity of affect
regulation is developed very early in life. An infant's ability to handle
stressful changes in the external environment is developed by being exposed to
regulation of the infant's shifting arousal levels. When this does not happen,
attachment is insecure and an unstable self-system develops with poor capacity
to regulate affect.
This seminar will address crucial issues relating to the neurobiological and
cognitive bases of emotional regulation; how regulatory strategies are developed
and used across the lifespan; social-psychological approaches; individual
dissimilarities in emotion regulation tendencies; and implications for
psychopathology, health, and clinical interventions. Various ways to modify
damaged affect regulation will be examined. Seminar participants will recognize
the importance in looking at how family functioning can protect or insulate
youths who are insecurely attached. Social interventions in culturally different
families and the role of religion as a stable force in affect regulation will be
addressed. Gain insight into clinical interventions in different mental
disorders such as externalizing disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, chemical
dependency, and PTSD. Attendees will leave the seminar with a clear picture of
the rapidly growing field of emotional regulation.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Identify how insecurely-attached children have
impaired brain development leading to anger and rage at home and at school
Discover how attachment insecurity leads to problems of prediction, affect
regulation, and conflict monitoring
Explore how parenting and socialization in the family is either protective or
Recognize that there are temperament and biological differences in the risk
for insecure attachment and emotional control
Utilize social interventions that are more positive than negative in building
the capacity for trust
Apply specific interventions that can be used to promote emotional control
throughout the lifespan
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
MARK L. BEISCHEL, EdD, is a Professor of
Psychology in the Schools of Education and Professional Studies at Peru State
College, teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses. He has 40 years of
teaching experience at the high school and college level. Dr. Beischel holds a
doctorate in educational psychology and an internship in clinical and applied
For 25 years, Dr. Beischel worked in the Nebraska State Penitentiary,
psychiatric hospitals, and private practice, working with both children and
adults. Dr. Beischel is a member of the American Psychological Association and
has been licensed as a psychologist in the states of Indiana or Nebraska for
over 25 years. He has made presentations at numerous national and international
conferences. He has also published articles in the Journal of Counseling and
Development, the American Personnel and Guidance Journal, and Teaching of
Psychology. Dr. Beischel is a skilled and knowledgeable instructor with a
thorough understanding of attachment issues and emotional control derived from
his unique experiences as an educator, therapist, and adoptive parent.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Marriage and Family Therapists
School Guidance Counselors
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
Criminal Justice Personnel
Cross Country Education is accredited by the
American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse
practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 060313. This program was
planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial
Support Standards. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to
sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cross Country Education
maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6
CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for
psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on
the APA guidelines.
Cross Country Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on
Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Behavioral
Sciences to provide continuing education in California (approval # PCE 3359).
Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for
LMFTs,LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral
Sciences. Licensed professionals in other states should contact their individual
state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for
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work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB),
through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider
since 1999, approved through 1-27-15). Cross Country Education maintains
responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing
education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers
should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current
continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at
www.aswb.org for more information.
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Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification
for 6 clock hours of continuing education.
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requirement. The educational offering consists of 6 clock hours. Use this
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development/continuing education credit.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing,
provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Application has been submitted to the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for
Social Workers for approval of six continuing education hours.
Cross Country Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP)
and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Six (6) contact
(clock) hours are being awarded for completion of this program.
This program has been submitted to the State of Nevada Board of Examiner for
Marriage & Family Therapist for pre-approval of 6.5 contact hours.
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required
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Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing,
approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
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Provider Program (Provider #369). This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
TRAINING SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Training Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM
Training Seminar Program 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM