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.

Open Days

Psychotherapy Training Open Days

The Open Day provides an opportunity to visit our centre and meet staff from the Bowlby Centre to find out more about our approach and the details of our training programme. The event is a facilitated workshop, with an overview of the curriculum, a clinical vignette and a discussion about our approach and the theoretical influences that have informed our work. It is also an opportunity to meet some of those who may be training alongside you, should you decide to join us.

There is a charge of £50 for attendance.

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

Clinical Forums

Courses

Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice – October – COURSE FULL

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2019 and
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November 2019

Cost: £580 Organisations, £540 Individuals

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.

The objectives of this course is to introduce Attachment theory and deepen your understanding of it. It’s designed to be of practical value with implications for therapy and human relatedness.

The course is aimed for Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Social Workers.

“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…”

Orit Badouk Epstein is a UKCP registered attachment based Psychoanalytic psychotherapist, a training supervisor and a training therapist. She trained at the Bowlby Centre, London where she is the Editor of the journal Attachment-New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis (published by Karnac books). She teaches Attachment theory and is the head of the planning group of the International Bowlby Memorial conference. She specialises in attachment theory and trauma and regularly writes and present papers on these topics. She runs a private practice and works relationally with individuals, couples and parents. Orit has a particular interest in working with individuals who have experienced extreme abuse and trauma and have displayed symptoms of dissociation. She is the co-author of the book “Ritual Abuse and Mind Control: The Manipulation of Attachment Needs” (Karnac Books), co-editor of the book “Terror within & without”, and is the co-editor of the ESTD (European Society for Trauma and Dissociation) newsletter where she regularly writes articles and film reviews.

COURSE FULL

Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2019 and
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November 2019

Cost: £580 Organisations, £540 Individuals

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Trans Awareness and Inclusion

Saturday 20th November 2019

10.30am – 5.30pm, lunch included

Maximum number of participants 20
6 Hour Attendance Certificate

Cost: £90 Members, £60 Students and £110 for non-member participants.

This is a full day professional development trans awareness session enabling professionals to broaden their
trans awareness and understanding. Our identity as a man or a woman is often taken for granted, but sex and gender come about through a
combination of biological, social and psychological aspects of life that build our individual identity. When we begin to investigate who we are, locating why we are the gender we feel ourselves to be, things can become very complex.

Gendered intelligence might be a sensitivity or attunement to moments when gender or gendered expressions appear in the world in ways that raise interest or cause for debate. This might be a political moment where power is brought into play. If you think about what happens when certain behaviours which are traditionally carried out by one gender, are lived by an other, you can see quickly how roles, jobs, appearances and
behaviours, even ways of thinking, are all gendered activities.

Therefore, we might say that gender is not something that you are, or have, but is something that you do. For us, it is important to nurture and develop gendered intelligence in the individual, in order that we may occupy a world where a greater freedom of expression and a wider and richer spectrum of identities can co-exist. The day is based around interactive exercises, encouraging participants to get involved in thinking through what trans means and ways to achieve equality and inclusivity in practice. There will be time to ask questions and discuss scenarios.

At the end of the session you will have:

• an appreciation of how sex, gender and sexual orientation interact.
• improved understanding of trans identities, terms and language.
• a basic grounding in the key laws relating to trans people.
• increased awareness of trans issues and ways to be trans inclusive.
• increased confidence in working with trans colleagues/clients.
• information about helpful resources.
• a session booklet.

About the Trainer
Lee Gale joined Gendered Intelligence (GI) in 2013, having worked in support of the trans communities in a range of voluntary roles and organisations since 2000. He has 7 years’ experience of training and group facilitation, based on various Train the Trainer courses, including Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) and honed through work with trans community voluntary work. He founded a Yorkshire-based social/support group for trans masculine people and co-founded TransBareAll, an organisation that works with individuals to explore topics such as body, relationships and confidence, sexual health and intimacy. This grass roots work is his passion and has given
him a valued insight into the issues and experiences trans people face.

As an independent consultant, he has also been involved in producing resources such as “Living My Life”, “Top Tips for Working with Trans People” and “Our Bodies, Our Health, a health guide for trans men, trans masculine and non binary people”.

GI is a trans-led organisation (Charity 1182558) and Lee is trans himself – he started transition in 1999 to live a more masculine identity. He views being visible in the work he does for GI as one more way he can help people gain an understanding of trans people.

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Adult Attachment Interview Training Workshop – November 2019

10 Days
Monday, November 4th – Friday, November 8th  plus
Monday, November 11th – Friday, November 15th

Cost: £2000  (deposit of £385 payable on booking with the balance payable on invoice when accepted on the course)

Non-refundable deposit payable upon booking, no later than 1st August 2019

Balance due on acceptance of course, no later than 21 October 2019

Applicants not accepted will be refunded their deposit monies.

The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) developed by Mary Main and colleagues at the University of California at Berkeley, investigates an individual’s current mental representations of attachment-related experiences from childhood. Adult Attachment Interview Institutes last ten days, and are usually held Monday through Friday of two weeks in succession. One transcript is assigned over the weekend, hopefully leaving you time to take one day off.

The AAI institute is intensive and involves analysis of about 7 or 8 AAI transcripts in succession. Meetings take place about 5–6 hours a day (though sometimes considerably more time is needed to discuss a particular case). Their central purpose is to discuss scoring and classification of the transcript assigned for the previous night, which will also take you at least 6 hours to prepare. In addition to the group meeting, we will be available to see individuals or small groups another hour each day if necessary.

The cost for the institute is USD 2600 (GBP 2000), which includes training, training materials, refreshment & snack during the two weeks as well as reliability testing and associated materials.

The maximum number of participants is 20.

Kazuko Behrens, Ph.D.
Assoc. professor
Dept. of Social Behavioral Sciences
State University of New York
Tel. + 1 315 787 3964
E-mail: behrenk@sunypoly.edu

Pehr Granqvist, Ph D
Professor
Developmental psychology
Stockholm University
Tel. + 46 73 616 26 12
E-mail: pehr.granqvist@psychology.su.se

Introduction To AEDP – Poetry In Motion: Dyadic Regulation Of Emotion And Transformation Of Self

Saturday 16th November 2019

10.00am – 4.30pm

Cost: £150

In this one day workshop we will introduce Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), a transformative, non pathological model of change developed by Dr Diana Fosha in New York. Drawing on the art and science of psychotherapy, Angela Massucco and Dr Heather Gretton, will introduce AEDP as a healing oriented, experiential, attachment based psychotherapy that translates affective neuroscience and developmental research, into the musicality of AEDP language as an unfolding, moment to moment, therapeutic dance. AEDP is an approach that seeks glimmers of potential healing from the moment of meeting. Engaging the client through a collaborative process, the therapist privileges the healing potential of the relationship to undo aloneness, regulate anxiety, and provide the safety necessary to process previously avoided affective experience.

The body is a vessel for emotional experience. Within the body, felt experience is sensed, encoded in the brain and re-experienced within the brain and body. Through the exquisite attunement between therapist and client, the therapist accompanies the client to access their affective experience, and to regulate and deepen waves of emotion to completion. Out of these completed waves of emotion, relief and hope can emerge, and new adaptive action can come alive. Through meta processing, the therapist engages the person in a self-reflective process, bringing implicit experience into mindful awareness that supports the deepening of the transformational experience. AEDP detects glimmers of hope, undoing fear and shame so that joy and a compassionate and coherent sense of self can emerge. In this introductory workshop Angela Massucco and Dr Heather Gretton, will explore how creative and scientific elements of AEDP meet to access hidden resources, and release resilience and positive growth at the very core of self.

Presenters:
Angela Massucco is an Attachment based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and trained at Bowlby Centre. She is an AEDP Therapist and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and holds a Psychosexual Certificate with Tavistock Relationships. She is an Art Therapist and Gestalt Arts Coach. Integral to influencing her work is Dr Fosha’s AEDP for Individuals and David Mars development of her work for couples (AEDPfC). Inspiring her work with emotional depth and a well spring of hope for transformational change in individuals and couples. She enjoys the creative process in devising workshops and welcomes Dr Gretton to the UK. She works in private practice in the City of London and in Cambridge.
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Dr Heather Gretton is a psychologist and AEDP Therapist in private practice in British Columbia, Canada. Dr Gretton is involved with the AEDP Institute Research Team. She is interested in the weaving together of science, theory, and clinical knowledge with the authentic and therapeutic use of the self in psychotherapy, to promote transformational change and wellness. Her background includes AEDP for individuals and couples; Adult-Attachment based Psychotherapy;
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Mindfulness based Therapies, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She has presented at workshops, conferences and published articles in academic journals nationally and internationally.

Becoming Secure: What Are The Ingredients of a Successful Psychotherapy?

Date: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th January 2020
Time: 10 am to 4pm Saturday, 10 am to 3pm Sunday
Cost: £200, £175 Bowlby Centre members, £150 Bowlby Centre students
Venue: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Rd, London, N7 6PA

Attachment Theory has always integrated findings from related disciplines. Bowlby’s thinking was influenced by concepts from ethology, animal research and information processing. More recently, it has benefitted from research into linguistics, the effects of trauma, neuroscience, and contemporary developmental theories. But what does this mean for the practice of attachment-informed psychotherapy? If the overall aim is secure attachment, what needs to happen in an effective therapy to bring that about?

This two-day seminar will propose key ingredients, areas of focus in clinical work that facilitate ‘earned security.’ While each individual client is unique, and the balance of ingredients will also vary according to core attachment style, anxieties and defences, these areas of focus can be helpful throughout the lifetime of each therapy; as part of the assessment process, as a framework to review the work, and as part of ending. It also provides a guide when
therapies get stuck, as part of supervision, and for self-supervision There will be ample opportunities throughout these two days to reflect on clinical material in the light of these ‘key ingredients.’

Linda Cundy is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice in north London. As an independent trainer she has twenty-five years’ experience of teaching, including setting up a
postgraduate diploma in attachment-based therapy. She has contributed to and edited three books to date; “Love in the Age of the Internet: Attachment in the Digital Era” (2015, Karnac), “Anxiously Attached: Understanding and Working with Preoccupied Attachment” (2017, Karnac) and “Attachment and the Defence Against Intimacy: Understanding and Working With Avoidant Attachment, Self-Hatred, and Shame” (2018, Routledge).

THE BOWLBY CENTRE PRESENTS A 20 HOUR COURSE ON: ATTACHMENT NARRATIVE THERAPY

WITH PROF RUDI DALLOS AND PROF ARLENE VETERE

14th/15thFebruary and 27th/28thMarch 2020

2pm -8.30pm on Friday, and 10am -2.30pm on the Saturday

Cost: £350

Attachment Narrative Therapy: Working Systemically with Attachment Narratives

This four day course will introduce an integrative approach to systemic practice: attachment narrative systemic therapy. The course combines attachment, trauma and narrative theories of development with systemic theory and practice to consider how systemic processes in families are fuelled by attachment dynamics. We shall explore how family members’ narratives –their explanations and understandings of their difficulties –are connected to, and in turn shape the attachment and systemic processes.

The course uses an adapted range of therapeutic interventions that can be employed in various therapeutic settings. The following main themes are covered: representational systems of attachment; intergenerational learning and care in families; trauma and the restriction of attempted solutions; recursive processes of intervention; the use of self in therapeutic work; developing and monitoring the secure base in therapy and for families; the use of action methods in therapy; and healing in relationships. The course uses a mix of adult learning methods including therapeutic examples, lectures, and experiential learning in small groups and group discussion.

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 – 14-15 February 2020 Introduction and Implications of Attachment Theory Exploration and Understanding of Attachment Narratives: the role of loss and trauma Formats for Exploration
Block 2 – 27-28 March 2020 Attachment Narratives: Intervention and the Possibility of Change Maintaining the Secure Base into the Future Formats for Exploration

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.

Arlene Vetere, FBPsS, FAcSS, is Professor of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice at VID Specialized University, Oslo, Norway. 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. Rudi Dallos and I are currently working on the second edition of this book.

Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice – June 2020

6th and 7th June and 20th and 21st June 2020.

Cost: £580 Organisations, £540 Individuals

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.

The objectives of this course is to introduce Attachment theory and deepen your understanding of it. It’s designed to be of practical value with implications for therapy and human relatedness.

The course is aimed for Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Social Workers.

“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…”

Orit Badouk Epstein is a UKCP registered attachment based Psychoanalytic psychotherapist, a training supervisor and a training therapist. She trained at the Bowlby Centre, London where she is the Editor of the journal Attachment-New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis (published by Karnac books). She teaches Attachment theory and is the head of the planning group of the International Bowlby Memorial conference. She specialises in attachment theory and trauma and regularly writes and present papers on these topics. She runs a private practice and works relationally with individuals, couples and parents. Orit has a particular interest in working with individuals who have experienced extreme abuse and trauma and have displayed symptoms of dissociation. She is the co-author of the book “Ritual Abuse and Mind Control: The Manipulation of Attachment Needs” (Karnac Books), co-editor of the book “Terror within & without”, and is the co-editor of the ESTD (European Society for Trauma and Dissociation) newsletter where she regularly writes articles and film reviews.

Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice

6th and 7th June and 20th and 21st June 2020.

Cost: £580 Organisations, £540 Individuals