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The AAP in Action: A hands on approach to learning how to use the AAP during a TA
THE AAP IN ACTION: A HANDS ON APPROACH TO LEARNING HOW TO USE THE AAP
DURING A TA
CAROLINE LEE, MELISSA LEHMANN, AND CAROL GEORGE
NOVEMBER 5 & 6 ● 10AM-2PM CST
This full day collaborative workshop will demonstrate the utility of the AAP in Therapeutic Assessment using a clinical case. The workshop is organized in four parts. The workshop will begin with a brief orientation to the attachment pattern groups, helping fortify the connection between the development of attachment in young children and how we then assess this construct during adolescence and adulthood. The workshop then moves to a case consultation format. Second, the presenters will provide a “live” AAP case consultation, focusing on understanding the AAP coding and the client’s overall attachment classification. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate in small groups to come up with their own ideas and understanding of the client using the AAP stories and coding. Next, specific stories from client’s EMP will be discussed in order to facilitate a lively discussion on how the AAP can be used in conjunction with other assessment tools to enhance our understanding of client’s struggles and their roadblocks to change. Participants will have another opportunity to collaborate in small groups to form a TA case conceptualization using the AAP and EMP material presented, as well as develop ideas for assessment interventions based on the client’s questions and test results. Finally, participants will be asked to collaborate in creating written feedback letters for the client.The primary goal of this “hand on” workshop is for participants to leave with a deeper clinical understanding of the AAP, as well as practical ideas for assessment interventions and letter writing for future clients.