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Heal Generational Attachment Trauma with an Evidence-Based Approach

Learn Emotional Regulation and Mastery

Break Out of Patterns that are Unskillful or Harmful 

Meet Our Team

Zachary Bein, Psy.D., President and Founder
Monica Powers, Psy.D., Clinical Director
Jonathan McCormack, CDC
Jutta Pieper, MA

Remaining Classes, Trainings, & Workshops in 2023/24

Dr. Zack Bein, the Founder of The Adult Attachment Program, has begun a Case Consultation & Supervision Group in Three Pillars Therapy (soon to be called Integrative Attachment Therapy (IAT)) and Ideal Parent Figure (IPF) imagery! This class is in response to the numerous calls for further investigation into the Three Pillar Model for healing attachment disturbances in adults; famously introduced in the Dan Brown and David Elliott text, “Healing Attachment Disturbances in Adults.”  This group will be open to anyone that is either actively working with clients or patients with the three pillars model and IPF, or that hopes to learn the model so that they can begin to use it.  This group started as a series of 5 sessions, but due to the high demand for ongoing supervision in this area, we have decided to make it 8 sessions this iteration.  The group will now be meeting twice a month on Saturday, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 pm pacific time.  Most classes consist of some period of teaching, a small break, and then case presentations and supervision.  Payment will be collected prior to the commencement of the group, and ideally before January 1, 2024.  If you need to set up a payment plan or installments, simply reach out to us and we will do our best to arrange something that is suitable.  This group is ideal for clinicians (social workers, MFTs, coaches, psychologists, psychiatrists, interns) who wish to learn about the three pillar method or refine their knowledge and skill.

Email  z.bein@theadultattachmentprogram.com or
admin@theadultattachmentprogram.com to inquire about registering for this group, or click on Learn More to be directed to the class page.

The first course in this series is self-paced and online. This is an introduction to Adult Attachment Theory and its different manifestations in the realm of parenting, relationships, and also clinically. There are over 2 hours of video presentations, 7 lectures, 3 guided meditations, 7 articles, & other supplemental publications and online material in support of your learning.

  • 17 lessons
  • 4.5 hours of video content
  • Developed by Brown and Elliot (2016) the Three Pillars model for healing attachment disturbances in adults has become quite popular amongst clinicians. This model was intended to offer a comprehensive way to resolve the structural core of attachment insecurity by restructuring and re-mapping the internal working model of attachment in clients using imagined ideal parent figures, guided by the five conditions that create secure attachment (now the 3rd pillar). Often by this process alone, the client begins strengthening several developmental capacities that were impeded by the insecure upbringing (Elliot, 2021). Two specific capacities that are often not nurtured in children with insecure attachment styles are the development of metacognitive capacity (2nd pillar) and enhancing collaborative abilities (1st pillar). This course will explain the theory and practice of Three Pillars therapy and IPF using videos, powerpoint presentations, articles, and supplemental readings and exercises.
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