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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.

Archive of Conferences and Events

Clinical Forum

Clinical Forum – Documentary – Controversial Discussions For the XXIst Century

SPEAKER: Liat Levy in conversation with Svetlana Palmer

It is a pleasure to invite you to a screening of the Controversial Discussions For the XXIst Century with the film maker Svetlana Palmer, followed by a conversation, along with Q & A.

Taking both title and spirit from the Controversial Discussions which took place after the death of Freud in wartime London, PEP Web Video Grant Project Winner Controversial Discussions For the XXIst Century examines the history, legacy and contemporary resonance of the discussions regarded by Andre Green as ‘the most important document in the history of psychoanalysis’. The film features contributions from several generations of British psychoanalysts including Anne-Marie Sandler, Peter Fonagy and Riccardo Steiner, as well as proponent of modern attachment theory Allan Schore and founder of neuropsychoanalysis Mark Solms.

In this clinical forum screening of the film will be followed by a conversation as well as Q & A. We will discuss issues raised by the film including historic difficulties in communication and cross-pollination across modalities which remain endemic to contemporary psychotherapy together with integrating recent findings from neuroscience and neurology which back Bowlby’s original ideas about the key role of attachment in human development.

About Liat Levy

Liat is an experienced Psychoanalytic Adult Psychotherapist and Supervisor. Liat is a Training Therapist, Supervisor, and a teacher on the training programme at the Bowlby Centre. For the last ten years she has worked, part-time, as a Senior Adult Psychotherapist within the NHS for Lambeth Integrative Psychological Therapy, which is part of South London and Maudsley Trust. Liat has a lively private practice based in North London, where she offers psychotherapy, as well as clinical supervision.

About Svetlana Palmer

Svetlana is a British documentary film-maker and author. Her credits include BAFTA-nominated Cold War (BBC2/CNN) RTS-winner The Second World War in Colour (ITV) and The First World War (C4). She is co-author of A War in Words (Simon&Schuster 2003) and We Were Young and At War (Collins 2009). Svetlana graduated as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in 2016 and currently developing her private practice in North London alongside her film-making and writing projects.

Time: Saturday, 8th April 2017, 11.00am – 1.00pm (Registration 10.45)

Cost: £30

(Bowlby Centre members and students – free)

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

CPD: 2 hours

(CPD certificate provided)

Bowlby Clinical Forum Booking
Clinical Forum

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contact Carol Tobin carol.tobin@thebowlbycentre.org.uk if you have any queries

Courses

Hold Me Tight: Conversations for Connection – 22nd and 23rd April 2017

SOLD OUT

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: 22nd and 23rd April 2017
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.

SOLD OUT

Undoing Aloneness: Introduction to Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

Saturday 24th June 2017

In this one day workshop we will outline the four state AEDP model of change as developed by Dr Diana Fosha in New York AEDP is attachment based and experiential way of working with individuals that aims to ‘Undo Aloneness’ at the core of client self and fully encourages positive growth in their relationships. By working with trauma and loss and the painful consequences, therapist and client work together to discover places within that have always been strong, places that were never broken. By harnessing glimmers of vitality AEDP uses transformational processes in the psychotherapy journey – to deepen and expand emotion and accelerate positive healing and growth towards oneself. To ‘Undo Aloneness’ in their internal world and world of relationships as Van der Kolk says, ”to be safe in the here and now you have to give patients what they needed in the there and then”.

AEDP engages clients in the process of healing from the first moment of therapy. It honors somatic experience, emotion and the therapy relationship to melt defences, it tracks and meta processes emotion that is frozen to awaken innate healing energy. A positive moment in the process may well be an intensely felt painful experience that is both raw and opens the client to genuine possibility of change. Angela and Fumie will present this four state model and the specific elements that assist accelerated healing with video tape/s of a session/s revealing how AEDP can move a client from a distant and defended stance to gradually softening and the release of authentic emotion. This one day workshop aims to offer practical, (including work in pairs) and powerful, creative skills for your work as a therapist.
In AEDP the therapist aims to provide a safe haven and secure base to explore together the previously unbearable overwhelming experiences/emotions to undo aloneness and unleash the adaptive action tendencies s/he always possessed, but never had a chance to utilize creatively with positive effect. We are delighted to introduce Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy – with its subtle, powerful focus on sensitive attunement – accompanied with courageous heart.

Date: Saturday 24th June 2017
Time: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Cost:£150

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 completing Diana Fosha AEDP Individual and Couples Training in New York has impacted deeply personally and professionally with these experiential models that believe emotional intimacy is at the core of a rich relationship. She also co presents Hold Me Tight Workshops for therapists and their partners at Bowlby Centre. Angela is in full time practice at Number 42, The Complete Psychotherapy Practice, London Bridge.

Fumie Kamitoh is a Japanese Certified Clinical Psychologist based in Tokyo. She received her training in US, returned to Japan and provides individual and couples therapy in Japanese and English in private practice. EFT, AEDP and attachment theory has a profound impact on Fumie and now she sees herself and the world through the attachment lens. Fumie has undertaken AEDP training, Immersion, Essential Skills 1 with ongoing Essential Skills 2. She serves as AEDP Japan coordinator and started the Salon in Tokyo in 2016. She presents at conferences and facilitates Experiential Groups in Tokyo and Osaka. This is Fumie’s first professional AEDP engagement in the UK and she is looking forward to presenting at Bowlby Centre.

For Booking Terms and Conditions Click Here

Bowlby Centre Course Booking
10.00am to 5.00pm

Please pay using PayPal

contact Carol Tobin carol.tobin@thebowlbycentre.org.uk if you have any queries

Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice 2017, 2 weekends (June)

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: June 2017
Time: 10.00am to 4pm on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th, and Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th
Cost: £580 Organisations, £540 Individuals

For Booking Terms and Conditions Click Here

Bowlby Centre Course Booking
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June 2017 and Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017 Time: 10am to 4pm

Please pay using PayPal

contact Carol Tobin carol.tobin@thebowlbycentre.org.uk if you have any queries

Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice, 2017 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 on Tuesday afternoons
Cost:£580 Organisations, £540 Individuals

For Booking Terms and Conditions Click Here

Bowlby Centre Course Booking
2.00pm to 4.15pm

Please pay using PayPal

contact Carol Tobin carol.tobin@thebowlbycentre.org.uk if you have any queries

Hold Me Tight: Conversations for Connection – 2nd and 3rd December 2017

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: 2nd and 3rd December 2017
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

2nd and 3rd December 2017
10.00am to 4.00pm
Cost:£500 per couple (maximun 8 couples)

Hold Me Tight – Conversations For Connection – pdf brochure

For Booking Terms and Conditions Click Here

Bowlby Centre Course Booking - Hold Me Tight
10.00am to 4.00pm £500 per couple

Please pay using PayPal

contact Carol Tobin carol.tobin@thebowlbycentre.org.uk if you have any queries

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

For Booking Terms and Conditions Click Here

Bowlby Centre Course Booking Form
10-11 November, 8-9 December, 2017 19-20 January, 16-17 February 2018

Please pay using PayPal

contact Carol Tobin carol.tobin@thebowlbycentre.org.uk if you have any queries