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The 23rd John Bowlby Memorial International Conference, London

‘Repetition, Repetition, Repetition: Breaking the Cycle of Attachment Trauma’

3rd & 4th March 2017

When people have experienced attachment trauma, being caught in a never-ending cycle of emotional and relational repetition can dominate their lives. In the words of Selma Fraiberg: “Trauma demands repetition”. Attachment trauma can leave a person with an impaired and constricted life, overwhelming feelings, internal critical voices and a tendency towards an unhealthy dissociation. These features lie at the core of the repetitions we encounter with our clients, often in the form of relational reenactment in the psychotherapy setting. Such reenactments can be difficult to be conscious of for both therapist and the client. Furthermore, such reenactments are not only experienced in the consulting room, but also on a societal level, as seen for example in war and its many impacts.

John Bowlby, with a base in an ever growing body of empirical research, has taught us that it is attachment and secure relationships which are the bedrock of affect regulation and developed reflective functioning. It is in such secure attachment relationships where a client can gradually create and find a new and more coherent narrative, which helps them break away from the painful relational repetitions of the past.

In this conference, we have brought together worldwide specialists who have contributed greatly to the understanding of attachment, trauma, and dissociation. With such a wealth of knowledge and experience, we aim to explore the many pathways that compose traumatic experiences, their repetitive nature and the various ways which can help our clients move on with renewed vitality and hope.

SPEAKERS:

Onno Van der Hart (The Netherlands: co-author of The Haunted Self)

Karl-Heinz Brisch (Germany: author of Treating Attachment Disorders)

Ruth Lanius (Canada: co-author of Healing the Traumatized Self)

Adrienne Harris (USA: co-author of First Do No Harm)

Susie Orbach ( UK: author of Bodies, Fat is a feminist issue)

Guy Hibbert (UK: film director and writer, May 33rd and Eye in the Sky)

Orit Badouk Epstein (UK: co-author of Ritual Abuse and Mind Control)

Daniel Shaw (USA: author of Traumatic Narcissism)

Full Programme to follow

3rd and 4th March 2017

Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH

Costs
– Individuals : £185
– Individuals funded by an organisation: £250
– Members of the Bowlby Centre: £150

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Continuing Professional Development

We provide a variety of professional development opportunities. Some of these are available only to our members whilst others are available to other qualified psychotherapists and counsellors and we are committed to developing training provision aimed at giving an attachment orientation to other professionals.

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Clinical Forum – Aspects of Attachment-Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

SPEAKERS: Mark Linington and Tori Settle

In this clinical forum Mark Linington and Tori Settle will present and explore what it means to work as a psychotherapist from both an attachment theory and psychoanalytic perspective. They will use examples from their extensive clinical experience to reflect on some of the key current areas with which they work, including the nature of the secure base, the significance of the clinician’s experience, the repetition of relational patterns (internal working models) and understanding the therapeutic action.

Mark Linington has been practicing as an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist for more than fifteen
years, including twelve years in the NHS. He works with adults, children and families who have experienced trauma, including those with intellectual disabilities and long term mental health problems. He is Chair of the Executive Committee at The Bowlby Centre, where he is also a training therapist and training supervisor. He currently works as a psychotherapist and supervisor in a special secondary school in London, at the Clinic for Dissociative Studies and in private practice.

Tori Settle has been practising as an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist for 16 years and has a full private clinical practice. She is also a trained massage therapist and specialises in working with pregnant mothers and elderly clients. She gave up her massage practice gradually over the years in order to focus solely on the psychotherapeutic work but her interest in working with the body remains. She is Chair of the Clinical Training Committee at the Bowlby Centre and sits on the Executive committee with Mark Linington.

Further Information Mark and Tori have recently co-authored a chapter on Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in the forthcoming Sage Handbook for Counseling and Psychotherapy due for publication later this year.

Time: Saturday, 8th October 2016, 11.00am – 1.00pm (Registration 10.45)

Cost: £20

(Bowlby Centre members and students – free)

Venue: The Bowlby Centre 1 Highbury Crescent, London N5 1RN

CPD: 2 hours

(CPD certificate provided)

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Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice, 2016 short course 10 weeks (October to December)

Presented by: Orit Badouk Epstein

Seminars will include the following themes

  • Introductions – our relationship to attachment theory
  • Attachment theory in context
  • Separation, loss and mourning
  • Patterns of attachment and their internal representation
  • Secure • Dismissing • Preoccupied • Unresolved/disorganised • Not classifiable
  • Evaluating adult attachment states of mind
  • Internal working models
  • Reflective functioning
  • Intersubjectivity

Clinical work will consider the role of mourning, narrative, mutuality
and recognition, affective attunement and cycles of rupture and
repair in the therapeutic process.
“I was surprised how this course touched on all areas of my life… for
me it has been the missing piece of the jigsaw I have been looking for and
brings together many things…”

Date: October to December
Time: 2.00pm to 4.15pm
Cost:£580 Organisations, £540 Individuals

Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice October 2016

Short Course 10 weeks October – December 2016 details to follow
Cost:£580 Organisations, £540 Individuals

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“WHEN MUMMY WANTS YOU TO DIE”: UNCONSCIOUS DEATH WISHES AND THE INFANTICIDAL ATTACHMENT

A Special Event with Professor Brett Kahr

Every human being has, from time to time, wished someone else dead. Fortunately, most of us manage to verbalise our hatred in a safe fashion. But what happens when one harbours murderous rage towards another person and does not always know about it? Do unconscious death wishes really exist? And what impact do they have, especially parental death wishes towards infants and children?

Drawing upon nearly forty years of work in the mental health field, Brett Kahr will present the latest version of his theory of the role of unconscious parental death wishes in the genesis of child and adult psychopathology, and will explore the dynamics of the “infanticidal attachment”, and how this destroys intimacy across the lifespan. Kahr will also discuss the ways in which the infanticidal attachment style manifests itself in the psychotherapeutic process and how clinicians can become more proficient in both the diagnosis and treatment of death wishes and their long-term impact.

This workshop will consist of theoretical and clinical presentations as well as “live” supervision of clinical material from participants. This training event will be ideal for all mental health professionals who work with challenging cases, especially colleagues steeped in the treatment of individuals and families struggling with psychosis, borderline states, post-traumatic stress disorder, and related states.

About Professor Brett Kahr

Professor Brett Kahr has worked in the mental health field since 1976. He is currently Senior Fellow at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, in London. He also holds the post of Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health. He has enjoyed a long relationship with The Bowlby Centre, and has served as its Consultant in Psychology since 1992. Author of eight books and series editor of more than forty additional volumes in the fields of forensic mental health and in the history of psychoanalysis, he also serves as Trustee of the Freud Museum London. His most recent book is entitled Tea with Winnicott. His forthcoming book on The Traumatic Roots of Schizophrenia will be published in late 2016.

Saturday, 26th November, 2016

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Please note venue will be: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA

Saturday 26th November 2016
11.00am to 4.00pm
Cost:£120 per individual, £100 for Bowlby Centre members and Bowlby Centre students

Venue: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA

“WHEN MUMMY WANTS YOU TO DIE”: UNCONSCIOUS DEATH WISHES AND THE INFANTICIDAL ATTACHMENT – pdf brochure

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Hold Me Tight: Conversations for Connection

An interactive Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy workshop

Creating resilience, emotional depth and trust in long term relationships

This is an interactive relational education programme for couples based on the book
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love’ by Dr. Sue Johnson, the
founder of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). This experiential workshop
comprises a weekend of deep engaging conversations that help couples develop more
openness, responsiveness and trust in each other that transforms long term
relationships.
Our aim: You will learn to understand and change the negative relational dance that keeps you
apart and causes conflict. Shape a more secure loving bond based on open intimate
dialogues. To begin a transformative healing experience and to bring back aliveness,
emotional intimacy, sexual connection and joy in your relationship.
This workshop is offered to Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Psychologists and their
partners: for a maximum of eight couples (sixteen participants) to ensure a safe space
for every couple to be supported by EFT therapists in connecting with each other. Each
couple will be given time and support to process their emotional responses to the
shared exercises and watch video clips of couples taking part in Hold Me Tight sessions
with Dr. Sue Johnson.

Date: 3rd and 4th December 2016
Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Cost:£500 per couple (Maximum 8 couples)

Angela Massucco is an Attachment based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist UKCP and
trained at Bowlby Centre. She is an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and holds
an Adv Dip in Couples & Psychosexual Therapy and a Psychosexual Certificate with
TCCR. She is also an Art Therapist BAAT. Her experience of EFT, and Diana Fosha
AEDP Training has impacted deeply personally and professionally with these
experiential models that believe emotional intimacy is at the core of a rich relationship.
Angela is in full time practice at Number 42, The Complete Psychotherapy Practice,
London Bridge.
Helene Igwebuike is a certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor
approved by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
(ICEEFT). Helene uses an integrative model incorporating elements of Person-centred,
Systemic Practice, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), while
specialising in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which focuses on accessing
emotions and facilitating heart-to-heart conversations that create a safe and secure
relationship. Helene’s practice is based in Enfield, King’s Cross and online Skype
sessions.

For full details see the pdf attachment below

3rd and 4th December 2016
10.00am to 4.00pm
Cost:£500 per couple (maximun 8 couples)

Hold Me Tight – Conversations For Connection – pdf brochure

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THE BOWLBY CENTRE PRESENTS A 40 HOUR COURSE ON:ATTACHMENT NARRATIVE THERAPY
WITH PROF RUDI DALLOS AND PROF ARLENE VETERE

Attachment Narrative Therapy: Working Systemically with Attachment Narratives

10-11 November, 8-9 December, 2017

19-20 January, 16-17 February 2018

 

Friday, from 3pm – 8.30pm and finishes on the next day, Saturday, from 9.30 am to 2pm

For all 4 blocks £650 per person

£500 BC members (limited to 5 places)

This course will provide training in the implementation of an integrative therapeutic approach (ANT) which combines attachment, narrative and systemic theories and techniques. This combines a consideration of the systemic processes encapsulating problems in families with an analysis of how these are fuelled by underlying attachment dynamics. In turn this is explored in terms of how family members’ narratives – explanations and understanding of their problems – are connected to and in turn shape the attachment and systemic patterns. The training utilises a range of therapeutic interventions – ‘Formats for Exploration’ which can be employed in various clinical contexts.

The training programme will provide clinical examples in terms of case studies to illustrate the approach, DVD material, experiential learning activities and group discussion. The training programme will cover applications in child, adult and couples settings with illustrations of work with a wide range of clinical presentations including conduct problems, eating disorders, self-harm, addictions, domestic violence and trauma. The programme will be in four two-day blocks of training with a focus on: Integrative Framework and Creating Safety; Exploration and Formulation; Looking for Alternatives; Complexity, Trauma and Maintaining Change. Participants will have the opportunity to work in small supervised groups on their own clinical case material in each of the 4 blocks.

COURSE CONTENT

The Course will cover the following main themes: representational systems of attachment; intergenerational learning and care in families; trauma and the restriction of attempted solutions; recursive processes of intervention – paying attention to pattern and process; the use of self in therapeutic work; developing and monitoring the secure base in therapy and in families; the use of action techniques in therapy; and healing in relationships.

Block 1 – 10-11 November, 2017
Introduction and Implications of Attachment
Formats for Exploration

Block 2 – 8-9 December, 2017
Attachment Narratives
Formats for Exploration

Block 3 – 19-20 January 2018
Working Therapeutically with Couples
Formats for Exploration

Block 4 – 16-17 February 2018
Working Therapeutically with Trauma and Loss
Formats for Exploration

COURSE DETAILS

The Course consists of 4 teaching blocks on Attachment Narrative Therapy.

The 4 blocks will take place at the end of November and December 2017 and January and February 2018.

Each block starts on a Friday, from 3pm – 8.30pm and finishes on the next day, Saturday, from 9.30 am to 2pm.

The Course uses a mix of adult learning methods including lectures, readings, case presentations, experiential exercises and small group role plays. Each block Friday will include two ‘formats for exploration’. These formats lay out the framework for the integration of attachment, narrative and relational systemic ideas for working therapeutically with individuals, couples and family groups. Each Block on Saturday will include an attachment narrative case presentation with team formulation in two small groups.

The Course content will cover the following main themes: representational systems of attachment; intergenerational learning and care in families; trauma and the restriction of attempted solutions; recursive processes of intervention – paying attention to pattern and process; the use of self in therapeutic work; developing and monitoring the secure base in therapy and in families; the use of action techniques in therapy; and healing in relationships.

Block 1 – 10-11 November, 2017

Introduction and Implications of Attachment: Theory for Systemic Practice: Family Attachment Dynamics, Attachment Experiences and the Development of Narrative Skills and Processes. Building the Secure Base.
Formats for Exploration: Emotional sculpting; Attachment tracking exercise

Block 3 – 19-20 January 2018
Working Therapeutically with Couples: The Couple System as the Basis of the Family Attachment System. Couples Dynamics – Affection, Sexuality and Conflicts. Exploration and Looking for Alternatives

Formats for Exploration: Interviewing the Internalised Attachment Figure; Working with Attachment Injuries

Block 4 – 16-17 February 2018
Working Therapeutically with Trauma and Loss: Exploring Complex Attachment Dynamics, Exploring the Influence of Abuse, Loss and Trauma – Identifying and Assisting with Trauma. Consolidation of Change and Planning for Future Challenges.

Formats for Exploration: Exploring Patterns of Comforting; Talking about Trauma

Rudi Dallos is Professor and Research Director on the Clinical Psychology Training Programme at the University of Plymouth. He currently works as a family therapist in two family therapy clinics in the Southwest utilising the Attachment Narrative Therapy approach. He has conducted research into family dynamics and attachment patterns and has written several books including: Attachment Narrative Therapy, Systemic Therapy and Attachment Narratives (with Arlene Vetere), Attachment and Family Therapy and an Introduction to Family Therapy.

Prof Arlene Vetere, FBPsS, AcSS – Professor of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice at Diakonhjemmet University College, Oslo, Norway; Associate Professor, Department of Family Studies, Malta University; and recently retired Professor of Clinical Psychology, Surrey University, UK – retired December 2013. I am a clinical psychologist and systemic psychotherapist specialising in working with couples and families, and with violence and substance use in families. In the past I have worked in clinical settings designated for older
people and their families, with child and adolescent problems, with the child protection system and family courts, with acute psychiatric and rehabilitation settings, with intellectual and physical disability, and with community, in-patient and out-patient settings. The course draws on our recent book: Dallos R and Vetere A (2009) Systemic Therapy and Attachment Narratives: Applications in a range of clinical settings. London: Routledge.

10-11 November, 8-9 December, 2017
19-20 January, 16-17 February 2018

Friday, from 3pm – 8.30pm and finishes on the next day, Saturday, from 9.30 am to 2pm.

For all 4 blocks
£650
£500 BC members (limited to 5 places)

Attachment Narrative Therapy – pdf brochure

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