Attachment-Based Family Therapy

Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) is a trust-based, emotion-focused psychotherapy model.

Upcoming Attachment-Based Family Therapy Workshop events

There are currently no ABFT workshops scheduled at this time. To learn more about what is happening locally in your community, find your local chapter.

What is Attachment-Based Family Therapy?

Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) is a trust-based, emotion-focused psychotherapy model designed to improve family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and depression. Its goal is to repair interpersonal ruptures and rebuild an emotionally protective parent-child relationship.

Who should attend a workshop?

The ABFT Workshop is intended for administrators, counselors, couple and family therapists, mental health professionals, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers.

Presented by

Guy S. Diamond, Ph.D.

Dr. Diamond is Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Associate Professor at Drexel University in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. At Drexel, he is the Director of the Center for Family Intervention Science (CFIS) and the Director of the PhD program in Couple and Family Therapy.  Dr. Diamond is the primary developer of Attachment-Based Family Therapy. He has received several federal, state and foundation grants to develop and test this model.  Along with his co-authors, Dr. Gary Diamond and Dr. Suzanne Levy, Dr. Diamond has written the first book on ABFT, Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents, published by the American Psychological Association.

Suzanne A. Levy, Ph.D.

Dr. Levy is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of the ABFT Training Program at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions. Dr. Levy conducts ABFT training workshops and supervision for therapists nationally and internationally. She also over sees the ABFT treatment in the Drexel Center for Family Intervention Science’s clinical trials. Along with her colleagues, Dr. Guy Diamond and Dr. Gary Diamond, she is a co-developer of the first ABFT treatment manual titled, Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents, published by the American Psychological Association.

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