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 JFS MetroWest Offers Family Therapy for Suicide Prevention

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ is offering a continuing education conference entitled, “Attachment Based Family Therapy: An Introductory Workshop, Part One” on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Eisenhower Corporate Campus in Livingston. The conference will feature speaker Suzanne Levy, Ph.D., co-developer of ABFT.

Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT) is a manualized, empirically informed family therapy model specifically designed to target family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and depression. ABFT emerges from interpersonal theories that suggest adolescent depression and suicide can be precipitated, exacerbated or buffered against by the quality of interpersonal relationships in families. It is a trust-based, emotion-focused psychotherapy model that aims to repair interpersonal ruptures and rebuild an emotionally protective, secure-based parent-child relationship.

This introductory CE program is a beginner to intermediate level workshop and is intended for all mental health professionals including family therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers who work with children, adolescents and their families.

The cost to attend is $100 per person for those who register by Dec 1. The program includes a certificate of completion as well as a light breakfast and lunch which adheres to kosher dietary laws. Visit www.jfsmetrowest.org/jfsconference-2023 to register and for additional information regarding the conference and continuing education.

This program is generously funded by the Eric Eliezer Levenson Foundation for Hope and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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