Course outline and aims
Attachment theory offers professionals an important insight into understanding the people we work with, as well as help in understanding our own responses and feelings when working with people with learning disabilities or autism. Respond is expert in working with young people and adults who often present with profound attachment disorders, often as a consequence of abuse and trauma. The course provides an in-depth introduction to attachment theory from Bowlby to Fonagy, an insight into trauma and attachment and equips professionals with the skills of practical application of attachment theory
What will you learn?
- You will have a better understanding of attachment theory in the context of learning disability and trauma
- You will feel more able to develop attachment informed strategies when working with people with learning disabilities
- You will feel more able to better understand your own attachment style and how this impacts on your professional life
Who is the course for?
This one-day course will be beneficial for any professional or practitioner working with people with learning disabilities in most settings, including:
- Teachers, teaching assistants, learning support staff
- Safeguarding leads
- Social Workers
- Care staff working in supported housing, residential and day care
- Probation Service officers and staff
- Staff and volunteers working in voluntary organisations and community groups
Our training approach
The course is limited to 12 participants offering the best opportunity for you to not only learn from our Trainer, it also enables you to learn from other participants’ experience of working with people with learning disabilities. The training is delivered using an effective mix of theoretical and experiential techniques.
Qualification: Certificate of Attendance
About the Trainer
The Course Trainer is Dr Noelle Blackman, CEO at Respond. Dr Blackman is co-founder of the National Network for the Palliative Care of People with Learning, Visiting Lecturer for Anglia Ruskin University on the MA Dramatherapy and Honorary Research Fellow for the University of Hertfordshire. Dr Blackman is a published author and respected speaker on many aspects of improving the life and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities or autism using a therapeutic approach.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Respond is located close to Euston mainline station, Euston Square underground station (Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan lines), Euston and Warren Street underground stations (Victoria and Northern lines). For up to date information on travel and transport please got to this link https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. Please advise us of the change in advance of the training.
What is the refund policy?
A full refund less a £10 administration is payable if you cancel the course up to three weeks in advance. Refunds are not payable after this time.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please call 020 7383 0700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your query and we will do our best to help. Our offices are open on weekdays from 9.30am to 5pm daily.
Important access information
We sincerely regret that there is no lift at present due to major renovations at our office building. To get to our offices, participants are required to climb six flights of stairs to the 3rd floor. The scheduled date for lift installation completion is 13 November, however please call our office to check for an update if you wish.