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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 Forums

Clinical Forum – Death Mother/ Life Mother: An anthropological contribution to understanding mother-infant dynamics

Saturday, 7 October 2017

SPEAKER: Daniela F. Sieff, PhD

This talk will explore the forces that underlie ‘Death Mother’. Western culture generally believes that women evolved to love all their children instinctively and unconditionally. Such a view is also implicit in Bowlby’s writing. However, anthropological research suggests that throughout our species evolutionary history, being ‘a mother’ has meant nurturing some infants, whilst abandoning others to die.

Becoming conscious of these dynamics, gives us a better understanding of modern mothers who are struggling to nurture their children. It also contributes to our understanding of the early relational trauma carried by those who grow up under the shadow of struggling mothers. As importantly, it helps us heal the shame intrinsic to these dynamics

This talk will conclude with a meditation using stone-age tools, providing an opportunity to connect to our evolutionary heritage.

About Daniela F. Sieff, PhD

Daniela F. Sieff, PhD, is an independent scholar with a doctorate in biological anthropology, and an active interest in the dynamics of emotional trauma and its healing. Her doctoral research explored how evolutionary processes contribute to shaping human behavior. Her research took her to a wilderness region of Tanzania to live with a traditional cattle-herders. In recent years, Daniela has explored emotional trauma and healing by interweaving her own experience with knowledge that comes from depth psychology, neurobiology, evolution, and anthropology. She is the author of ‘Understanding and Healing Emotional Trauma: Conversations with Pioneering Clinicians and Researchers’ (Routledge 2015). For more information, visit www.danielasieff.com.

Date: Saturday, 7th October 2017

Time: 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

Please pay using PayPal
contact Carol Tobin carol.tobin@thebowlbycentre.org.uk if you have any queries

Clinical Forum – Sexual abuse: a perversion of attachment?

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Bowlby Centre, International Attachment Network and Institute of Group Analysis (A threesome workshop)

Speaker: Arturo Ezquerro

John Bowlby told me in supervision that his psychoanalytic and psychiatric trainings had not equipped him with enough expertise on child sexual abuse. But he joined the voices that denounced the high incidence of incest and its damaging effects on children – and he unequivocally referred to this as sexual exploitation of the children (Bowlby, 1979). He subsequently became conversant with the literature on the subject and challenged colleagues who denied that the abuse had taken place.

There is a parallel between child sexual abuse and professional sexual abuse. Bowlby was very concerned about the unethical behaviour of some of his colleagues and described this as a “hot potato” (quoted in Hunter, 2015). He was not totally against physical touch in psychotherapy as a gesture of support, because in certain circumstances it can have therapeutic value. However, he was mindful that touch has to be used with much care and discretion, as there is a risk that it can be taken as sexual. And he emphasised that therapists have a special duty to protect vulnerable patients, for which it is crucial to understand the strength of unmet attachment needs that these patients often bring to therapy.

Bowlby (1988) regretted that Freud replaced his seduction theory with a theory of infantile sexuality based on the myth of Oedipus Rex. Bowlby stated that Freud seemed to have been unable to grasp the centrality of attachment, in childhood and in the therapeutic situation. Not grasping properly the nature of the unmet attachment needs that patients bring to the consulting room may increase the risk of sexual boundary violations (Ezquerro, 2017). That is sexual exploitation of a vulnerable person by someone who is in a position of power. This presentation will aim to increase awareness of the problem and to explore the value of attachment-based interventions. The large group shall provide wider opportunities for reflection.

This event is part of the Bowlby Centre’s Clinical Forum programme, in association with the Institute of Group Analysis and theInternational Attachment Network.

The workshop will be chaired by Mark Linington, Chair of Bowlby Centre’s Executive Committee.

PROGRAMME
10:30   Registration and coffee

11:00   Sexual abuse: a perversion of attachment?

12:00   Lunch

13:00  Large Group convened by Jonathan Coe(Clinicfor Boundaries Studies) & Maria Canete (IGA)

14:30   Light refreshments (ends 3:00 PM)

FEES
IGA Members and Students  £19
Bowlby Centre Members and Students  £19
IAN Members  £19
Public  £49

Arturo Ezquerro, consultant psychiatrist, psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and group analyst, is senior lecturer, assessor and trainer at the Institute of Group Analysis, and former Head of NHS Medical Psychotherapy Services in Brent, London. He was supervised by John Bowlby at the Tavistock Clinic (1984-1990), has published over 60 articles and book chapters in five languages, and has authored Encounters with John Bowlby: Tales of Attachment (Routledge) and Relatos de Apego (Psimatica).

Date
Saturday, 9 December 2017

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Courses

Hold Me Tight: Conversations for Connection – 2nd and 3rd December 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: 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)  SOLD OUT

Hold Me Tight – Conversations For Connection – pdf brochure

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

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.

SOLD OUT

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

Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice – February, March

Saturday 24th February and Sunday 25th February 2018

and Saturday 10th March and Sunday 11th March 2018

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 thetherapeutic 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…”

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

Saturday 24th February and Sunday 25th February 2018

and Saturday 10th March and Sunday 11th March 2018

Cost: £580 Organisations, £540 Individuals

Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice Brochure

For Booking Terms and Conditions Click Here

Bowlby Centre Course Booking
Please tell us about your professional qualifications, counselling or psychotherapy background and clinical experience and your interest in the course
Saturday 24th February and Sunday 25th February 2018 and Saturday 10th March and Sunday 11th March 2018 Cost: £580 Organisations, £540 Individuals

Please pay using PayPal

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

Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice – June

Saturday 2nd June and Sunday 3rd June 2018

and Saturday 16th June and Sunday 17th June 2018

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 thetherapeutic 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…”

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

Saturday 2nd June and Sunday 3rd June 2018

and Saturday 16th June and Sunday 17th June 2018

Cost: £580 Organisations, £540 Individuals

Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice Brochure

For Booking Terms and Conditions Click Here

Bowlby Centre Course Booking
Please tell us about your professional qualifications, counselling or psychotherapy background and clinical experience and your interest in the course
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June 2018 and Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2018 Cost: £580 Organisations, £540 Individuals

Please pay using PayPal

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

Hold Me Tight: Conversations for Connection – 1st and 2nd December 2018

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: 1st and 2nd December 2018
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

1st and 2nd 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