Short-Term Systemic Attachment Oriented Family Therapy

A LIVE Interactive Webcast, Friday, October 8

Short-Term Systemic Attachment Oriented Family Therapy synthesizes both attachment and systemic-oriented modalities to provide a basis for clinicians to work with families on deeper issues; through attachment, clinicians can systemically target aspects within the family and create a secure emotional connection between family members.

This webcast will look beyond the symptomatic behaviors within the family in order to identify stuck interactional patterns and relational wounds. Supporting intersubjective relating to illuminate the hidden emotional and cognitive components that result from attachment/relational wounds can push the family forward, and out of, current patterns that may contribute to the symptomatic behaviors. This program identifies the benefits of use for short-term treatment and setting the stage for long–term healing. This program overviews current research findings and knowledge to inform application and practice.

Friday, October 8, 2021, 9 am-12:15 pm PST

Who should attend:
LPCCs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LEPs, and other professionals that work in the mental health field

Educational Goals:

1. Synthesize Systemic and Attachment Oriented models to help families make lasting change.

2. Implement evidence-based interventions to increase closeness, safe attachment, and connection within families.

3. Identify clinical strategies to improve therapeutic process with families.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify four qualities of a bonding moment.

2. Describe three ways a therapist can promote joining in the family.

3. Explain 2 goals of Short-Term Systemic Attachment Oriented Family Therapy.

Cost: $35.00 per person (pay with credit card or PayPal upon registration)

CEUs: 3 CEUsare available for this webcast.

Our Schedule for October 8th:

Our Presenters:

Jed Purses, MA, LMFT is a family systems psychotherapist specializing in supporting individuals and families in order to heal complex and longstanding wounds and shift unhealthy patterns. Jed has worked with families and individuals before, during, and after residential treatment and wilderness therapy placements. Jed teaches and leads ongoing parent groups, teaches ongoing adult DBT skills groups, and consults and trains staff at residential treatment centers including Paradigm. Jed is s killed in adolescent family therapy, parent coaching, facilitation, dialectical behavioral therapy, somatic therapy, trauma resolution. He holds an M.A. focused in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University Worldwide.

Emily Armour, MS, LPCC, NCC specializes in treatment for adolescents, young adults, and their families. She has extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, high risk behaviors, parenting and co-parenting support, and addiction-related issues. Emily takes an integrative approach in order to fully understand the core issues that are causing maladaptive behaviors, and how they impact the individual and family. Emily has worked with individuals and families in a variety of outpatient, residential, and juvenile hall settings. 

Paradigm Treatment’s course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Paradigm Treatment is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Paradigm Treatment maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

CAMFT approved continuing education provider number: 1000082

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Paradigm Treatment offers a full refund for any continuing education course/workshop for any reason if you notify us by email at one week prior to the event. Cancellation or refund requests given less than a week prior to the event are subject to a 50% refund of the total cost of the event. Refunds will be issued within 5-7 business days.

Accommodations: To request accommodations for special needs, please email Program Administrator at

Grievances: To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email Emily Armour at

Certificates: Course completion certificates will be awarded via email at the end of the course after the completed course evaluation has been submitted.