Date & Time: November 15 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Virtual

Attachment research shows that when people fail to address childhood wounds, they end up repeating those attachment patterns into adulthood.


Preoccupied, insecure, dismissive and fearful attachment styles are correlated with mental health problems, addiction and chronic relational problems. Helping clients understand these historic patterns and creating a secure attachment in the therapeutic relationship are the keys to healing and creating healthy connections with others.

CEs: 3

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain how patterns of childhood attachment continues to impact people throughout their lives.
  • Describe how the therapeutic relationship can help promote secure attachment in other relationships
  • Identify how love and attachment are related
  • State what blocks attachment and learn strategies to unblock it
  • Explain the essential connection between the presence of love in a therapeutic relationship and the client’s ability to heal


  • $80 – Registration Fee
  • $60 – Alumni, Field Instructor, FFL, Adjunct Rate
  • $45 – Veterans Rate/AUSSW Students

Meet the Speaker

Connie Palmer

Connie Palmer, LCSW

Connie Palmer is a licensed clinical social worker who is an experienced teacher, therapist and school counselor with more than thirty years of experience working with youth and their families. She is currently the Clinical Training Director for Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss in Mountainside, NJ. She presents seminars on various topics such as: grief and loss, resilience, shame, parenting, anti-bullying, depression and anxiety.

​Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal upon approval
  • APA Psychology
  • LCAT
  • NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

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The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance.

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy.

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