Attachment has been described as one of the most important constructs related to human well-being and childhood attachment, and it is a proven predictor of health in later life. This course will examine attachment styles and patterns related to sensory profiles and goodness of fit.
Course created on October 30, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to examine how attachment styles can impact childhood occupations and psychological well-being.
- After this course, participants will be able to analyze how interactions between sensory profiles and goodness of fit contribute to the development of attachment patterns.
- After this course, participants will be able to distinguish between three different attachment patterns: ambivalent, avoidant, and disorganized.
|5-15 Minutes||Attachment Theory|
|15-30 Minutes||Intersection With the Sensory Integration Process|
|30-40 Minutes||Childhood Occupations and Long-term Well-being|
|40-55 Minutes||Role of OT Practitioner/Sensory Integration Therapist in Supporting Development of Protective Factors Through Occupation|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q&A|
Virginia Spielmann is an Occupational Therapist and the Executive Director of STAR Institute for Sensory Processing. She obtained her PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development in August 2021 and is Visiting Adjunct Faculty at Salem State University, Occupational Therapy Department, and Affiliate Faculty at Colorado State Department of Occupational Therapy. She is a published author, researcher, and well-traveled and masterful public speaker. Dr. Spielmann delivered a TEDx Mile High (Denver, Co) talk in December 2021. She consults on television and other media projects; co-founded & authored the Critical Core therapeutic role-playing game; and co-developed the Palaana sensory lounger with SLACK Lifestyle. Dr. Spielmann still actively provides direct occupational therapy services, mentors therapists and clinicians from around the world, and provides direct support to infant mental health and early childhood teams. Her extensive clinical experience includes autism, differences in sensory integration/processing, infant mental health, adoption, developmental trauma, and physical disabilities. Dr. Spielmann’s areas of special interest include professional reflection and reflective practice, neurodiversity-affirming care, trauma informed care, and epistemologies and ontologies of health care.
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