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Course Description

This course is our flagship, and is truly one of a kind: Thoroughly comprehensive; vibrantly animated; highly relevant to practice; and excellent value. If you are a highly trained therapist and are wanting to learn how to use attachment theory with patients, then this is the professional development activity for you.

Attachment theory is one of the most influential psychological theories of the last century. But how can it be used in therapeutic practice with individuals? This course aims to significantly extend your knowledge of the theory and your understanding of how to apply it in your everyday practice - to inspire practitioners to use this rich psychological theory as a framework to enhance formulations, interactions and treatment plans for patients/clients of all ages. 

This course starts at the basics of attachment theory and builds towards more advanced applications to clinical treatment. Part of the beauty of attachment theory is both its simplicity and its complexity and so this course is suitable for both newcomers to attachment theory as well as those with significant prior theoretical or practical knowledge. 

Filled with vibrant animated videos, quizzes, case studies and other activities - this course has been uniquely designed to appeal to most learning styles. A certificate is available upon successful completion for 8 hours of professional learning.


8CPD Points CPD Category B


8CE Points

Key Features

8 CPD Hours*

Certificate upon completion

100% online, on demand

Access to content for your choice of either 3 months or 12 months

Animated videos, text, quizzes, reflection tasks and exercises - this is NOT a pre-recorded webinar or videos of people lecturing!

Covers attachment theory, assessment & attachment focused treatment and various clinical applications.

Endorsed by ACA and PACFA for CE points

Presented by clinical psychologist, Matthew Csabonyi

*This training was created in Australia for psychologists and counsellors. If you belong to another profession or you are located outside of Australia, check with your registering body about whether learning credits will be accepted for this course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the attachment system and its significance in human development and relationships.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and analyse attachment system behaviors in diverse contexts.
  • Engage with and critically evaluate key research on the profound bond between children and their caregivers, and the implications for what we know about the attachment process.
  • Understand the developmental trajectory of the attachment system, including its formation over human evolution.
  • Articulate the factors and mechanisms that reactivate the attachment system and understand its dynamic nature.
  • Recognise and describe how the attachment system manifests throughout the lifespan, providing an understanding of its lifelong impact.
  • Explore and articulate the influential role of experiences and beliefs in shaping and maintaining the attachment system.
  • Analyse and differentiate each attachment style, gaining an in-depth understanding of their unique characteristics and dynamics.
  • Identify infant, child, adolescent, and adult behaviors associated with each attachment style.
  • Understand the unique impact of each attachment style on the therapeutic dynamic and learn to create a healthy working alliance with each attachment style.
  • Gain familiarity with assessment methods used to evaluate attachment styles, enabling comprehensive client evaluation and treatment planning.
  • Understand the fundamental principles and objectives of attachment-focused treatment approaches, providing a framework for effective intervention.
  • Understanding the evolving attachment treatment needs and priorities in the beginning, mid, and late stages of therapy.
  • Apply and integrate attachment theory and the principles of attachment focused treatment to the treatment of clinical cases.

Matthew Csabonyi (He/Him)

Clinical Psychologist (MPsych Clinical, BPsych Hons)

I'm a clinical psychologist and board approved supervisor in Melbourne, Australia. I work clinically with teenagers, adults and older adults and have worked extensively in public health, private practice and education. I am passionate about ongoing learning for psychologists, and enjoy taking complex ideas or theories and making them interesting, explainable and practical. I love presenting workshops in person as well as adapting my content for online audiences, and exploring ways of making that content as interesting and varied as possible.

Attachment theory has always fascinated me. By 2011 I had read widely on the subject and was fortunate enough to have a supervisor for my clinical work with attachment expertise. I found her insights highly relevant and inspiring for my work, and so I continued immersing myself in books and research, and applying the theory in my clinical formulations. 

Several years later I worked in an education setting that used attachment theory explicitly to underpin its model of care with young children. I also worked in the public hospital system for several years and began applying my knowledge to patient groups within that system including oncology, rehabilitation, acute psychiatry and crisis assessment. Invariably I found attachment theory helpful in understanding complex presentations, both in the early phases of treatment where building rapport is critical as well as in the mid to late phases of treatment when the patient can often be challenged more explicitly towards change. 

Eventually, I began facilitating in-person workshops for a number of specialised audiences on the integration of attachment theory in clinical settings. I now have the wonderful opportunity to deliver this training in an online format and to a wider audience! I hope you find it both engaging and informative to your practice!

Example Curriculum

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  Three Assumptions - This section should take about 2.5 hours to complete
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  Three Attachment Styles - This section should take about 2.5 hours to complete
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  Attachment Treatment - This section should take about 3 hours to complete
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  Outro - Thank you for completing this course!
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