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Attachment Theory and Psychotherapy 2019-12-14T18:13:51+00:00
Attachment and Psychotherapy Eventbrite

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 will contribute six hours of Continuing Professional Development.

Event Schedule:

  • 09:30am – 10:00am: 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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Full Day Pass: £38.25 + VAT + booking fee

Student Pass: £20.25 + VAT + booking fee

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DATE AND TIME

Sat 25 Jan 2020
09:30 – 17:00 BST

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Birkbeck, University of London, London
The Weekend University – A Day on Behaviour Change
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Birkbeck, University of London,
Malet Street, Bloomsbury,
London, WC1E 7HX

Course Leader:

Prof Jeremy Holmes - The Weekend University

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. 

What TWU attendees are saying:

  • 4 star review  Great initiative! For people that like myself are passionate about psychology but wouldn't commit to long term course or training it's a wonderful opportunity to listen to qualified professionals in the area in a relaxed atmosphere.

    thumb Carolina Abicair
    2/28/2018

    5 star review  Just attended my second Weekend University day of lectures at Birkbeck, this time on Memories, Dreams and Existentialism. A great mix of speakers, styles and content which left me wanting to go home and find out more about two out of the three subjects. Fantastic to see Emmy Van Deurzen in action - she's a bit of a heroine of mine! One tip would be to ask the audience to fill up the rows of seats before the start as inevitably some people arrive late (like I did) and it was all a bit chaotic at the back of the auditorium. There were empty seats near the walls but no way to get to them without having four or five people stand up.

    thumb Melanie Skeet
    2/26/2018

    4 star review  Great initiative. Eminent speakers, fascinating talks.

    thumb Jan Erik Paulden
    2/25/2018
  • 5 star review  Another amazing day of learning! Thank you Niall.

    thumb Myriam Hierons
    2/25/2018

    5 star review  I just wanted to say what a fabulous day it was on Sunday. The presenters were all highly engaging and the material fascinating. I am ever so grateful to have been able to attend and look forward to any future similar events with 'zest'!

    thumb Caroline Glasner
    2/01/2018

    5 star review  I thoroughly enjoyed the day. It was a well organized event with fantastic informative talks by knowledgeable and charismatic speakers. Looking forward to future events.

    thumb Glendale Leon
    1/31/2018
  • 5 star review  Great event, 3 fantastic lectures presented

    thumb Greg Cornthwaite
    1/30/2018

    5 star review  I found the 3 speakers to be extremely well prepared, professional, charismatic, authentic in their delivery of there content. They all had something to share. They were very clear on the "takeaways" which I found in important for such a long day. They all 3 were also very generious in spending time after their talk, to answer more 1-2-1 questions on the side of the room. Very generious. I look forward to future weekend university days.

    thumb Anthony Lee
    1/29/2018

    5 star review  Just to say that I was so impressed with the quality of the lectures today. It is rare to find that kind of substance, and I imagine you looked long and hard to choose. You are doing a great job. I will definitely come again and tell those I know who would be very interested.

    thumb Joan Hunt
    1/29/2018
  • 5 star review  I have attended lots of psychology workshops and would rate this organisation very highly. Interesting, engaging speakers and well run course at an affordable price. Well done Niall. You deserve to do very well

    thumb Joyce Kleinman
    1/29/2018

    5 star review  What an intense and heartening day, Jan 28th at Birkbeck U venue. Despite being crowded (testiment to the desire for these events and the calibre) we were comfortable enough to be riveted by the material for hours. I appreciated the free coffee, because the day was long for those like me who come from outside the city. I look forward to the slides being sent to fill out my notes. Fellow audients were warm and attending for a variety of reasons, and are the second fab reason to be there for the day.

    thumb Anne Perry
    1/29/2018

    5 star review  Just attended Scientific Behaviour Change - Ancient Wisdom & Modern Psychology and had the most fantastic, enlightening and inspiring day. All three speakers were at a tremendously high level and (to echo the reviewer below) the variety of approaches and theories around a single topic gave great insight. I've already booked for next month.

    thumb Kate Le Versha
    1/28/2018
  • 5 star review  Today's event was so good, I immediately booked for next one in February!?

    thumb Maya Kosova
    1/28/2018

    5 star review  The day of Psychology was really insightful, it has inspired me to start researching into all spectrums of mental health & psychology. Something I particularly liked about the day, was the contrast and variety of theories and approaches by each of the three speakers

    thumb Naomi Si An
    12/22/2017

    5 star review  Interesting lectures on a variety of areas of Psychology and well organised.

    thumb Daniel Drake
    12/21/2017
  • 5 star review  A really good mix of topics. I was engaged all day and i'm looking forward to the next one!

    thumb Suz Williams
    12/20/2017
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