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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 – Face to Face: Psychotherapy in Black and White

SPEAKER: Charles Brown

How can a black psychotherapist work with the transference and counter transference when working with racial otherness, a direct and present trauma for the black psychotherapist?

This paper examines working with race in psychoanalysis through the exploration of the effect on the patient and the impact on the therapy of the therapist’s black skin. Understanding, through the use of dreams, myth and imagery, allow powerful dynamics to emerge into consciousness. Charles Brown will discuss some clinical examples of patients’ dreams in relation to the image of the black therapist. This is explored through the use and meaning of colour within the patients’ dreams. Charles presents clinical
vignettes, which illustrate the impact of the therapists’ black skin that are linked to the resistance of the patients’ acknowledgement of their own racial stereotypes and its possible significance in the therapy.

About Charles Brown

Charles Brown is a UKCP registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and supervisor of supervision. He qualified from The Guild of Psychotherapists, London in 2006. He is also a specialist addictions therapist and an experienced group facilitator. He is an associate member of AAP, The Bowlby Centre, The APPT.

Charles has experience across the public, voluntary and private sectors. He is the founder of BeMe Therapy, a counselling service for black and ethnic minorities. Charles is also a training therapist, tutor and lecturer. He has a particular interest in identity and race and has published papers in books and journals. He has been in private practice in South London for several years.

Time: Saturday, 13th May 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

Clinical Forum – Bowlby Centre, International Attachment Network and Institute of Group Analysis
(A threesome workshop: Oedipus revisited?)
John Bowlby: the timeless supervisor*
Arturo Ezquerro**

SPEAKER: This workshop will be convened by Mark Linington, Chair of Bowlby Centre’s Executive Committee.>

The talk will be largely based on Arturo Ezquerro’s experience of fortnightly supervision and mentorship with John Bowlby, at the Tavistock Clinic, during the last 6 years of his life (1984-1990). Bowlby was a humane, enthusiastic, supportive and inspiring supervisor, who encouraged and stimulated open-ended personal and professional development. He provided a reliable secure base from which it was easier to explore new territories and to integrate diverse sources of knowledge. He respected and valued the work and contributions of his colleagues, his supervisees, and the people who had educated him. As a mentor, at no point did he criticise the work of other supervisors, who were mainly of a different theoretical orientation, and saw merit in their contributions. And he offered gentle, deeply caring suggestions that would help patients to become attached, to survive and to grow.

About Arturo Ezquerro

**Arturo Ezquerro, a 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).

*This event is part of the Bowlby Centre’s Clinical Forum programme, in association with the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) and the International Attachment Network (IAN). Members and students of Bowlby Centre, IGA and IAN only have to pay £10 towards catering. The fee for other professionals and public is £30. CPD certificates will be provided.

Venue: IGA, 1 Daleham Gardens, London NW3 5BY

Time: Saturday, 13th May 2017, 12 noon-4.00pm (Registration 10.45)

– 12.00 to 12.30: Registration and coffee

– 12.30 to 01.30: “John Bowlby: the timeless supervisor” by Arturo Ezquerro

– 01.30 to 02.00: Light refreshments

– 02.00 to 03.30: Large group discussion (convened by Mark Linington and Maria Canete)

– 03.30 to 04.00: Light refreshments

Bookings: through the Institute of Group Analysis webpage http://groupanalysis.org

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