The 3Rs Workshop (Winnipeg 2017/18 Schedule)

The 3Rs: Relationship, Relationship, Relationship
Understanding Attachment in the Classroom

In partnership with Dr. Robert Marvin, Director, Mary D. Ainsworth Attachment Clinic

Children with disrupted attachments can present with very confusing and challenging behaviours in the classroom. By becoming familiar with attachment theory and complex trauma, educators and education assistants can better understand the origin of their student’s withdrawn, impulsive or aggressive behaviours.

Most importantly, key adults directly involved with students can utilize their relationship to shift a child’s negative view of themselves and the world around them.


The workshop will explore the links between children’s early attachment experiences, emotional development and social/academic success in school. The Circle of Security model will be used as a ‘map’ to understand behaviour and respond to each child’s emotional needs.

 This workshop will address:
  • Attachment Theory and Complex Trauma as a framework to
    understand the social and emotional development of young children.
  • Cues and miscues: Behaviour as communication.
  • The Circle of Security as a framework to guide key adults to support and co-regulate children who have disrupted attachment/trauma histories.


  • Key adults directly involved in planning for and supporting students: this includes resource teachers, guidance counselors, teachers and educational assistants who work one-on-one with children who receive special-needs funding due to emotional/behavioral concerns.
  • Multi-disciplinary support staff, including social workers, psychologists and occupational therapists.

Monique Gougeon (MSW, RSW, CPTS, COS) and Patti Sutherland (MSW, RSW, CPTS, COS) have Masters Degrees in clinical social work. They are both Certified Child Psychotherapists and Play Therapist Supervisors with the Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapy and work together in a private therapy practice. They have extensive experience working with children and families in community agencies and schools and have received specialized training in attachment-based interventions: Circle of Security® and Theraplay® 

Click here to download the brochure and registration.



  • Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 (SAGE), 
  • Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

LOCATION: Alloway Therapy Services, 468 Academy Rd., Winnipeg, MB


  • Registration: 8:45 a.m.
  • Workshop: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (lunch one hour – on your own)

COST (GST Exempt):

  • Advanced (two weeks prior to workshop): $135
  • Regular: $145


  • Cheque: Please return this form with a cheque payable to: Alloway Therapy Services, 468 Academy Road, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0C7
  • By Paypal to:
  • Credit Card: Contact Monique Gougeon at 204-788-4100