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information regarding CE Credits**

Attachment research and theory is a part of the field of developmental psychology that examines how the relationship between a child and an attachment figure shapes the development of the child.  The field of attachment focusing on adult experiences has two broad bases:

  1. One from studies of parent-child relations in which the parent’s adult attachment interview (AAI) findings have been shown to be the best predictor of the child’s attachment to that caregive
  2. The other base is the study of adult attachment from the point of view of adult-adult relationships.   

In this course we will apply the principles of IPNB to couples therapy through the lens of attachment in practical ways for the clinician.  An IPNB perspective prepares therapists to:

  1. Deepen and broaden their work
  2. Apply scientific knowledge in the clinical immersion of psychotherapy

When we combine attachment studies to the broader effort to understand the mind, what emerges is a rich, complex, and practical view of how relationships and the brain interact to “shape” who we are—to form the foundations of our mental experience, from how we regulate our emotions to the sense of our identity in life. 

  1. Foundation of IPNB, Integration, and the Mind
  2. Presence, Attunement, Resonance, and Trust
  3. Adult Attachment and the AAI: Memory, Narrative, and Making Sense
  4. Trauma, Attachment, and Integration
  5. Together Yet Differentiated: The Role of Integration in Relational Health
  6. Creating Healthy, Integrated, and Rewarding Relationships

This online activity offers a maximum of 11.5 CE Credits

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The Lifespan Learning Institute and the Mindsight Institute are cosponsors of the Continuing Education programs offered. 

APA: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for the program and its content. 

BRN: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider #03424).

CAMFT: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, & LEPs. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (provider # 050085)

CMA: The Lifespan Learning Institute is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CMA is approved by ACCME to accredit CME providers.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of Lifespan Learning Institute and the Mindsight Institute.

The Lifespan Learning Institute is accredited by the CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The Lifespan Learning Institute designates this online activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

It is your responsibility to verify with your licensing board / organization that they will accept the types of CE credit we offer. Out of state LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs should verify with their licensing board if they will accept BBS CE.

CE Credit requests are currently processed bi-monthly - on the second and last Sunday of each month. To request a CE exam for a given course or series, please email the Mindsight Team at info@mindsightinstitute.com. Upon completion of the exam, please email the exam to us at info@mindsightinstitute.com for review. Once you have passed the exam, your CE Certificate be emailed to you as soon as it's available. 


Disclosure: The speakers, and planning committee members listed below have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

- Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. & Marion Solomon, PhD 


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how the mind can be viewed as both an embodied and relational process
  2. Define the self-organizing aspect of mind
  3. Identity two states outside the river of integration’s flow of harmony
  4. Define the mental and relational state of presence
  5. Identity four inner mental experiences that attunement enables an individual to resonate with
  6. Outline how the state of receptivity emerges with trust
  7. Name four questions of the Adult Attachment Interview
  8. Identity the difference between Implicit and Explicit Memory
  9. Define “narrative coherence” as a way of making sense in the AAI
  10. Identify three aspects of neuroplasticity that are impacted by developmental trauma
  11. Name the three S’s of attachment that lead to security
  12. Define the two components of integration
  13. Distinguish Linkage from Differentiation
  14. Define Integration as the balance of differentiation and linkage
  15. Outline what differentiation in a couple is and how it is distinct from linkage
  16. Describe a non-integrated couples relationship
  17. Name the ways chaos and/or rigidity can emerge in a non-integrated couple
  18. Identify how making sense of one’s past attachment experiences can help create the integrated state of presence that enables integrative relating to emerge
  19. Understand how the mind can be viewed as both an embodied and relational process
  20. Define the self-organizing aspect of mind
  21. Identity two states outside the river of integration’s flow of harmony
  • How long will I have access to the video lectures?

You may watch the lectures as many times as you'd like and they will remain in your library forever.

  • What is the best way to view the video?

Stream the video lectures on any computer, tablet, or mobile device of your choice!​

  • How do I get my CE Hours? Who is eligible to receive CE Hours?

Once you have finished the course, please email the Mindsight Team at info@mindsightinstitute.com to request the test. Upon verification that you have passed the program's CE test with a score of 80% or higher, your CE certificate will be emailed to you within ten business days. If you require CE credit on an urgent basis, please let us know. Courses offering CE credit are approved by the APA, BRN, CAMFT, and IMQ/CMA. 

  • May I earn CE Hours if I am located outside of California?

All CE accreditation information for Mindsight Institute courses can be found on our CE Credits page. If you are located outside of California, please contact your licensing board to see if they will honor CEs from the Mindsight Institute.

  • How do I earn a Certificate of Completion?

A Certificate of Completion is available after completing this course. Please email the Mindsight Team at info@mindsightinstitute.com to request a test.





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