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M-MAT Level 1
Multi-Modal Attachment Therapy ~ An Integrated Whole-Brain Approach

The first in the M-MAT* certificate series. In level 1 you will learn the nuts and bolts of the M-MAT model!
M-MAT (Multi-Modal Attachment Therapy) is a new, powerful therapy model for working with children with attachment challenges and their families. Click button below to learn more about M-MAT:

Who

Mental Health Professionals

What

Video
Course

Where

Online

When

Self-Paced
6 month
Access

CE Credits

     7 *

Investment/Cost

$167 $129

Course Description

In this training participants will learn the therapy model, Multi-Modal Attachment Therapy (M-MAT), for working with children with early disrupted/injured attachment, and their families.

Participants  will learn the broad concepts, components and structure of M-MAT, as well as detailed interventions and specifics on how to implement M-MAT with clients. The material will be presented and taught through video lecture and video examples, and reinforced through brief quizzes. Interventions taught will include both bottom-up, sensorimotor interventions, and top down, cognitive interventions, in a whole-brain approach.

  • Length of course: 7-8 hours
  • Online, Self-Paced Video Course
  • 6-month online access from date of purchase

  • This is the first of a three-part certificate series in M-MAT Multi-Modal Attachment Therapy

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Educational Goals


Participants will learn the therapy model, M-MAT, Multi-Modal Attachment Therapy. The will understand the unique therapeutic needs of children with attachment challenges, and how M-MAT addresses those needs. They will learn the concepts, components and structure of M-MAT, along with specific interventions, and how to put them all together into a cohesive, effective, structured therapy.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the 3-part structure of an M-MAT parent/child session.
  • Name the 4 sensorimotor elements of M-MAT Attachment-Based Play.
  • Assess whether an activity meets the criteria of M-MAT Attachment-Based Play.
  • Identify the 2 core M-MAT re-storying interventions.
  • List 3 areas of skill-building and psychoeducation relevant to children with attachment injuries.
  • Describe 3 attachment sensitive interventions to address behavioral concerns.

Your Instructor:
Catherine A. Young, LMFT

Catherine Young, M.S., LMFT, is an author, trainer, speaker, consultant, clinical supervisor, and child and family therapist. She has devoted over 25 years to working with children and families in settings as diverse as early childhood mental health, children's day treatment and intensive outpatient services, foster and adoption agencies, and youth probation. Catherine is the founder of a new attachment-based therapy model for helping children with some of the most challenging and treatment-resistant behaviors and their families: Multi-Modal Attachment Therapy (M-MAT).
She is the author or two books, one for therapists and one for parents/caregivers.


Patrick Jones - Course author

* Continuing Education (CE) Credits

M-MAT Training Institute (Provider# 1032327) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's and LEP's. The M-MAT Training Institute (MMATTI) maintains responsibility for the program and all its content.

This course meets the qualifications for 7 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's and LEP's as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. *


CAMFT is recognized by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an approval agency for CE Providers.


*Some, but not all, states will accept this for continuing education requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to understand the requirements of their state and license.*

This course has also been approved by R. Cassidy Seminars for Continuing Education Credits in some states for some licenses (additional fee). See below under certificates.

Certificates

Course Completion/Continuing Education Credit certificates come with the course and will be awarded at the end of the course upon successful completion  of the post test (at least 70% correct in 3 tries) and completion of the course evaluation form, per CAMFT requirements.

CAMFT is recognized by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an approval agency for CE Providers.


*Some, but not all, states will accept this certificate for continuing education requirements. It is the responsibility of participants to understand the requirements of their state and license.*

In collaboration with R. Cassidy Seminars, an ADDITIONAL certificate, which may be needed in some states for continuing education credits, can be purchased for $35 upon completion of a test (after course completion). Rates are set and collected by R. Cassidy Seminars. A link to their site and test is provided at the end of the course for those who are interested.
Their credentialing includes:

Psychologists

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. 7 contact hours. Self-study

Social Workers

IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782. (7) hours.
MN: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the Minnesota Board of Social Work, CEP #2281 approval 12/27/22 – 12/27/23. (7) CE hour.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for (7) contact hours. Self-study.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (7) clock hour, #RCST110701
 
Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists

IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (7) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (7) contact hours. Self-study.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (7) contact hours. Self-study.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (7) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. (7) CE Hours. Provider #151

**It is the responsibility of the participant to understand the requirements of their state and license.**

What's included?

M-MAT Level 1 Course

  • 10 Modules
  • 18 Video Sections
  • 18 Video Demonstrations
  • 7 Continuing Education Credits*
  • Worksheets & Cheat Sheets

Join the M-MAT Therapist Community

Upon enrollment, you can join the M-MAT therapist community where M-MAT Therapists can share and discuss M-MAT with their peers.

Course Outline

Introduction

01  Attachment and Attachment Injuries

  • Understanding Attachment
  • Children with Attachment Injuries
  • Behavior and Attachment Injuries
  • Therapy and Attachment Injuries

02  M-MAT Overview

  • M-MAT Rationale/ Structure

03  M-MAT Attachment-Based Play (The Frame, Part 1)

  • What is M-MAT Attachment-Based Play?
  • Implementing M-MAT Attachment-Based Play

04  M-MAT Talk Overview

  • M-MAT Talk Rationale/ Components

05  M-MAT Talk ~ Re-Storying

  • Story of Love
  • What is the Attachment Narrative?
  • Implementing the Attachment Narrative
  • Other Re-Storying Interventions

06  M-MAT Talk ~ Skill-Building and Psychoeducation

  • Skill-Building: Core Areas
  • Skill-Building & Psychoeducation: Areas for Consideration

07  M-MAT Talk ~ Addressing Behavior

  • Attachment-Based Interventions for Addressing Behavior

08  Feeding and Questions (The Frame, Part 2)

  • Rationale/ Implementing

09  Working with Parents

  • Partnering with parents/ Parent support and resources

10  Putting it All Together

  • Adjusting for Age; Session Planning; Treatment Planning

 The Full Certificate Series

M-MAT Level 1

Self-Paced, Online
Video Course
Nuts and Bolts of M-MAT
7  CE Credits

M-MAT Level 2

Live, interactive, Online
Therapist Skill Development
Limited Class Size
12  CE Credits

M-MAT Level 3

Live, Interactive, Online
Advanced Topics
Limited Class Size
6 CE Credits
Become Certified in M-MAT Multi-Modal Attachment Therapy! Complete all 3 trainings!
Bundle discounts available when 2 or more courses are purchased at the same time.
Certified M-MAT therapists can join our referral list.
If your organization wishes to host live, IN-PERSON M-MAT Level 2 and/or 3 trainings, or
set up an online Level 2 and/or 3 training just for your organization,
please contact us at [email protected] or 209-206-8502

Bundles

This Course is available as a part of these bundles.
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Refunds
On-Demand Video Courses: M-MAT Training Institute does not provide refunds for online on-demand courses.
Live Online Courses: Live courses can be cancelled up to 7 days before the course start date for a full refund by emailing [email protected]. If the course is cancelled less than 7 days before the start of the course, a refund of 50% of the course fee will be provided. Refunds will be provided within 5 business days of the receipt of the request. For courses purchased as part of a bundle, the bundle discount will no longer apply and the refund will be adjusted accordingly.
Accommodations
To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at [email protected]
Grievances
To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email [email protected] or call 209 206 8502

Recommended Text

M-MAT Multi-Modal Attachment Therapy:
An Integrated Whole-Brain Approach to Attachment Injuries in Children and Families 
Expanded Second Edition
by
Catherine A. Young

This book is the manual for the M-MAT Model.  Although the training stands on its own, this book is highly recommended as a companion for the M-MAT training series.
It can be found or ordered wherever books are sold.

For Parents

Understanding Attachment Injuries in Children and How to Help:
A Guide for Parents and Caregivers 

by
Catherine A. Young

This book is for parents and caregivers. It is a stand alone book, with many practical strategies in easy-to-read, conversational language. It also dovetails nicely with the M-MAT Model!
It can be found or ordered wherever books are sold.

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