VCA Presentation: From Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood to the Counseling Office: Using earned- secure attachment to impact emotional regulation in trauma survivors

Dr. Anita Knight Kuhnley &

Dr. Lisa Compton

Virginia Counselors Association 2020 Conference
Dr. Anita Knight Kuhnley
Dr. Lisa Compton
Virtual Conference, VA 23464


Trauma, attachment relationships, and emotional intelligence intersect on the pathway to well-being. Particularly for survivors of developmental trauma, earned-secure attachment can dramatically increase emotional regulation. This workshop will use the emotionally intelligent attachment figure of Mr. Rogers as a model for counselor self-development and client therapeutic healing.

1.Describe the link between attachment relationships and emotion regulation.

2.Analyze the impact of trauma on tolerance of unpleasant emotions

3. Apply secure base/safe haven lessons from Mister Rogers cultural figure

4.Develop counseling skills for emotion regulation & attachment security

For a copy of our PowerPoint click here, to enroll in a training that expands this topic email to apply, only the first ten will be enrolled due to constraints.

Thank you for your interest in our work! For more information, please see our books “The Mister Rogers Effect” and “Preparing for Trauma Work in Clinical Mental Health” available on Amazon

“Loved the presentation! Thanks so much!”

Jennifer Shively, VCA Conference Presentation Attendee

What a wonderful presentation! I’m getting teary-eyed!”

Latoya Smith, VCA Conference Presentation Attendee

Check out “The Mister Rogers Effect’ Seven Secrets to Bringing out the Best in Yourself and Others from America’s Beloved Neighbor” for more information!

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