Catholic Charities and Social Concerns: Healthy Attachments Conference

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28th Annual Conference for Promoting Healthy Attachments

Sponsored by the Office of Catholic Charities and Social Concerns
of the Diocese of Steubenville

  November 19-20, 2018 

Location of the conference


Oglebay Resort and Convention Center in Wheeling, WV
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Meet the Presenters Flier
Conference Brochure - Page 1
Conference Brochure - Page 2
Registration Form (Secured Word Document)



A brief overview of the speakers and topics is listed below.  
For a more complete description of each presentation, and the credentials of each speaker, please see our conference brochure.

Monday, November 19, 2018

8:30 AM - 11:45 AM


"Neuropsychological Understanding of Complex Trauma and Opiate Addiction"
Franklin (Jody) Hurt, Ph.D.
12:45 PM - 4:00 PM

“Mind Awareness and Revision Training (MART): A Relational Psychodynamic Intervention for Treating Complex Trauma”
Franklin (Jody) Hurt, Ph.D.
- OR -

 “Lessons Learned – a Decade of Experience Addressing the Opioid Crisis / My Dance with a Grizzly Bear: A Story of Resilience and Empowerment”




Nickola Ceglia, LISW-S, ACSW

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Buffet Dinner
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
“But Then You Read: Literature and Grief Work”
Bryan M. Santin, Ph.D.
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
“Attachment Issues in Grief Therapy: Identifying and Addressing Attachment Related Complications in Bereavement”
Phyllis Kosminsky, Ph.D.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
“Adult Attachment: My Story, My Brain, My Relationships”
Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D
12:45 PM - 4:00 PM 
“Getting Back to Life When Grief Won’t Heal: Using Our Minds and Hearts in Work with the Bereaved”
Phyllis Kosminsky, Ph.D.
- OR -
“Translating Trauma: Healing, Resiliency and Hope for Early Childhood and Preverbal
 Mary Vicario, LPCC-S

Festival of Lights Trolley Ride 

 (Read more about the Festival of Lights here.)
Conference brochure with registration information and fees to follow.
Up to 15 OH, PA, and WV Counselor & Social Worker CEU’s available.
Questions? Please contact: 
Michele Santin, MA, PCC, LSW, Director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Steubenville
Email:  |  Phone:  740-282-3631


Contact Wilson Lodge at Oglebay Resort for discounted lodging rate.
Toll Free Number:  877-436-1797