Austin AMFT Luncheon
1 CEU Hour | Approved for LMFTs, LPCs, LCSWs, & Psychologists
Using Attachment-Based Parenting to Increase Connection in Families
Kelly Edwards, MA, LMFT Associate, LPC Intern
Supervised by Juliane Taylor Shore, LPC-S, LMFT-S
This presentation will help attendees understand ways to use psycho-education to help clients understand attachment principles and how it applies to connecting and making repairs in families with children.
- Explaining attachment to clients in ways that are easy to understand and apply the learning.
- Helping clients understand attachment needs. The attachment needs of all, regardless of age includes feeling safe, being heard, being seen, being understood, knowing how to soothe, and knowing that one matters.
- Key attachment-based strategies in making repairs. Perfect parents do not exist, however it is important to admit a mistake and make a repair when that happens. This helps children feel more secure in their attachment and models relational health.
- Sharing attachment-based parenting resources with clients. The list will include books and websites to share with clients.
Kelly is a Colombian-American therapist who has lived in Austin for fifteen years. Before becoming a therapist Kelly worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Honduras and then as a Bilingual Elementary School teacher in Austin. Kelly Graduated from Texas State University with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. As a grad student, Kelly interned and volunteered at the YWCA of Greater Austin. There he provided group and couples therapy for Spanish-speaking immigrants.
Today Kelly is an LMFT-Associate and an LPC-Intern at IPNB Psychotherapy of Austin and he is supervised by Juliane Taylor Shore. Kelly also provides therapy to couples and individuals at Just Mind. Kelly works with clients in English and Spanish and his work focuses on neuroscience and attachment-based counseling with couples, individuals, and counseling groups.
When he is not working as a therapist you’ll find Kelly spending time with his wife and two kids, practicing yoga, hiking, or swimming.
This presentation is designed to be useful for all levels of training and experience.