Welcome from Dr. Zack
I personally and professionally welcome you to the Adult Attachment Program! Personally, because I, too, have been a client in Three Pillars therapy. I, too, have seen, and now cultivated and embodied the sacred five qualities of secure attachment. To feel safe and protected, to feel seen and known, to feel soothed if you get upset or hurt, to feel your soul delighted in, and to feel supported and encouraged to bring out my truest, most authentic, most unique sense of self. It’s an exciting time at The Adult Attachment Program. We have expanded our capacity to meet the needs of our community by adding quality clinicians, quality people, with diverse backgrounds and experience to our team. We also have a wide variety of offerings; one-on-one, group, classes, workshops. Please reach out to us if you have questions or if you are interested in this work.
How to Get Involved
There are many ways to get involved. Here’s a list of some of them:
A good place to start with the Adult Attachment Program is by signing up for our email newsletter. We’ll send you regular updates on upcoming offerings and guidance for learning about attachment and becoming more secure.
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2. One-on-One Care with a Specialist
The best way to repair your attachment is through one-on-one work with a trained therapist or coach. The work usually begins with the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI), and then you and your therapist will determine the next steps and if Ideal Parent Figure work could benefit you. Learn more about our flagship attachment repair program or get in touch to get started.
3. Courses & Trainings
This live group class is online and ideal for beginners or people early on in their own therapy and wanting to learn more about attachment theory, as well as people with some background knowledge who are ready to go deeper. We will mix theory and practice so you can gain a deeper evidence-based understanding of why we behave the way we behave in relationship and how to start changing patterns that no longer serve us. This group was a great success and the next dates will be announced soon!
Dr. Zack Bein, the Founder of The Adult Attachment Program, will be beginning a case consultation group in Three Pillars Therapy 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 begin to do so. This 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. This groups is currently on hold but will begin again by the end of this year.
With 4.8/5 stars on Udemy, this self-paced course provides a scientific background to attachment and relationship patterns. The Adult Attachment Program’s Online Level I Self-Paced Study Class is called Adult Attachment Theory: The Science of Relationships. It covers the major studies that have shown us how attachment patterns develop, an overview of each attachment style in adulthood, and how attachment style in adulthood is assessed. It also gives evidence-based techniques that are accessible to students, as well as providing opportunities to engage with the learning through Homework assignments and activities.
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.
4. Articles from the Blog
We have quite a few free resources to help you learn about insecure attachment styles and how to become secure. Here are a few useful foundational articles to learn more about attachment.
- What is Attachment Theory?
- The Four Styles of Attachment
- Our Approach to Repairing Attachment: The Three Pillars Approach with Ideal Parent Figures Imagery
- Attachment Repair is Hard Work, But It’s the Most Important Thing I’ve Ever Done for My Self Development
5. We have various media outlets for you to check out such as blogs and podcasts.
Read What Our Clients Say About Our Work
I've been working with Dr. Zach and his Adult Attachment Program for the past 9 months and my attachment insecurity, sense of self, and overall mental health has been transformed! When I came into the program I had daily attachment anxiety and most of my energy was being used just to keep my anxieties at bay. And without a strong sense of self, I was also struggling to find a sense of meaningful direction in life - to know who I am and what I want. Although I'm not done with the work yet, I can typically calm attachment anxieties or disrupting states of mind quickly. And my sense of self has developed significantly to the point where I have a strong direction in life and I'm excited about the training I'm doing now to help others. I highly recommend Ideal Parent Figures coaching, Dr. Zach, and the Adult Attachment Program!