Learning Opportunity

The Dance of Attachment

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Tania Johnson
Date:February 08, 2023
Time:4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MTN
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-MH-058-CARC
Focus: Inclusive Education Mental Health and Wellness Other

Target Audience

All educators, parents, caregivers

About this Learning Opportunity

Attachment is the deep emotional bond between a caregivers and children. This paradigm also continues to endure and shift into the arena of adult relationships and has a lasting impact on our psychology. An attachment relationship that is characterized by warm, sensitive, attuned, and consistent caregiving lays the foundation for resilience, security, compassion, emotion intelligence, and healthy relationship— it is considered the hallmark of psychological well-being.

In this workshop with Tania Johnson , attendees will be introduced to attachment research, develop a better understanding of attachment styles in both children and adults and outcomes related to each style, how the brain’s development is contingent on the quality of care a child receives, and interventions that promote a more secure attachment style in children.

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

Tania Johnson

I am a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Play Therapist. I completed my undergraduate studies in South-Africa before engaging in a one year, full time internship in Chicago at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. In 2012, I received my Masters of Counselling from City University of Seattle. During my Master’s degree, I worked both on the front lines and as a counsellor with foster and adoptive families who faced a range of emotional, behavioural and cognitive... Read more »