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Attachment Theory & Psychotherapy

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Birkbeck, University of London

Malet Street, Bloomsbury

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WC1E 7HX

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Learn how to apply attachment theory in therapeutic practice.

Recent years have seen a resurgence in interest in Attachment Theory and its applications in counselling and psychotherapy.

Attachment theory was developed by John Bowlby in the 1960s. It explains how our relationship with our primary caregiver in early years continues to influence us in later life. Problems in attachment can often be the root cause of common mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and addiction.

Understanding the dynamics of attachment is therefore critical for anyone working in the helping professions today. This workshop will provide a concise, accessible introduction to the basic principles of attachment theory, and how they can be applied in therapeutic practice.

Bringing together 70 years of theory and research, the course will provide a much-needed user-friendly introduction to attachment-informed psychotherapy.

It is an introductory workshop, and no previous knowledge of attachment theory is required.

Content

  • The history, research base, and key figures of attachment theory
  • The key concepts of attachment theory, and their implications for practice
  • The neuroscience of attachment and its therapeutic relevance
  • The parallels and differences between parent-child attachment and the therapeutic relationship
  • The application of attachment in adult individual psychotherapy across the lifespan
  • The applications of attachment to working with complex disorders.

There will be opportunities for case discussion through ‘live supervision’ interwoven with presentation and discussion sessions.

The course is CPD accredited, and will provide six hours of continuing professional development.



Course Leader


Professor Jeremy Holmes was for 35 years Consultant Psychiatrist/Medical Psychotherapist at University College London (UCL) and then in North Devon, UK, and Chair of the Psychotherapy Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 1998-2002.

He is visiting Professor at the University of Exeter, and lectures nationally and internationally. In addition to 200+ peer-reviewed papers and chapters in the field of psychoanalysis and attachment theory, his books include John Bowlby and Attachment Theory, (2nd edition 2013) The Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy (2005), Exploring In Security: Towards an Attachment-informed Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2010, winner of Canadian Goethe Prize) , and The Therapeutic Imagination: Using Literature to Deepen Psychodynamic Understanding and Enhance Empathy (2014) and Attachment in Therapeutic Practice (2017, with A Slade).

He was recipient of the Bowlby-Ainsworth Founders Award 2009.



Praise for Jeremy's work:

“..The book is a guide to improving the practice of the most experienced therapists at the same time as offering the friendliest and most accessible of introduction to this complex field. It is a remarkable achievement from two of the most sophisticated and respected authors on the clinical application of attachment theory.”

Professor Peter Fonagy OBE

“Holmes and Slade have provided exactly what the mental health professions have needed—a comprehensive examination of how attachment theory informs psychotherapy that is entirely accessible to beginner therapists, but also highly informative to seasoned clinicians. This superb text deserves a place on the shelves of every psychotherapist.”

Dr Glen O. Gabbard, MD



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If you are not fully satisfied with the day, you will receive 100% of your money back, and we will cover the cost of your travel to and from the venue.


Who is this event for?

Anyone interested in learning about the science and application of attachment theory in the therapeutic relationship. Practical experience and prior education could be helpful, but are not required.

You might be:

  • A mental health practitioner; psychotherapist, counsellor or coach, attending for continuing professional development

  • A psychology student seeking to broaden your knowledge in different areas of the subject

  • A member of the general public seeking to expand your knowledge in psychology.

Event Schedule

  • 09:30 - 10:00: Registration
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm: Session 1
  • 12:00 - 1:00pm: Lunch break
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm: Session 2
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm: Afternoon break
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm: Session 3
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Birkbeck, University of London

Malet Street, Bloomsbury

London

WC1E 7HX

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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