American Foundation of Suicide Prevention hosts clinician training October 21

The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, Central New York Chapter, will host an attachment-based family therapy (ABFT) suicide prevention training for clinicians on October 21, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Maplewood Suites in Liverpool, New York.

The ABFT model is an empirically supported, trust-based, emotion-focused psychotherapy model designed to improve family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and depression. Its goal is to repair interpersonal ruptures, and rebuild an emotionally protective parent-child relationship.

The workshop will be instructed by Guy Diamond, Ph.D., the primary developer of Attachment-Based Family Therapy which has received funding and support from several state and national foundations. Dr. Diamond is currently a visiting professor and interim director of the doctor of philosophy program in the Couple and Family Therapy department at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.

The workshop offers 6.5 hours of continuing education credit through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

The Attachment-Based Family Therapy Clinician Training was made possible by AFSP Central New York Chapter’s Out of the Darkness Walks and by in-kind sponsorships from New York State Senator Patty Ritchie and Falk College.