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.
- 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.
The course is CPD accredited, and will provide five hours of continuing professional development.
What’s Included in the Online Course?
- 5 hours of video content from one of the world’s leading experts in attachment theory
- Lifetime access to the course
- Multiple choice quizzes
- All course materials including slides
- CPD certificate (upon completion of multiple choice quizzes).