This one-day seminar with Sir Richard Bowlby will draw on the pioneering work of his late father John Bowlby. The day will include video material and personal insights to promote a much broader understanding of Attachment Theory.
Since retiring from his career as a scientific photographer for medical research institutions Sir Richard has committed to sharing his father’s work via a small number of speaking arrangements each year. He supports a range of organisations that address challenging attachment issues, and is seeking ways to help the general public benefit from a better understanding of attachment relationships.
This is a multidisciplinary professional development day which will be of particular interest to anyone studying or working in the areas of mental health, education, substance misuse and social services such as counsellors and psychotherapists, teachers, social workers and support workers.
This day will start by exploring the typical development of children’s attachments to their mother figure and also to their father figure, and then examine the significance of these family relationships. Sir Richard will explore how separations from attachment figures during sensitive periods of development can have a significant impact on the individual’s capacity to cope with separation and loss in later life.
During the afternoon, the effects of disrupted attachments associated with psychopathology will be discussed, and an outline of some attachment orientated therapy will be presented. There will be opportunities during the day for questions and discussion, with an extended Q & A session at the end of the day.
Certificates of attendance will be provided (5 hours CPD)
The booking fee includes parking, refreshments on arrival and in breaks; and a delicious buffet lunch.