Working with Dissociation in Clinical Practice

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Application form: Working with Dissociation in Clinical Practice Using an Attachment Perspective 2014

The Bowlby Centre and The Clinic for Dissociative Studies offer a continuing professional development course.

Working with Dissociation in Clinical Practice Using an Attachment Perspective

This 4-day continuing professional development course introduces key concepts for working therapeutically from a relational perspective with adults suffering from dissociative experiences. Dissociation will be explored as a survival strategy which begins when an individual is faced with repeated early emotional, physical and/or sexual trauma at the hands of attachment figures.

Participants will be introduced to the continuum of dissociation, from when it is creative and adaptive to when it is no longer adaptive and sabotages chances of personal fulfilment. The course aims to provide a safe environment for participants to explore emotionally and intellectually a topic that is rarely addressed because of the extreme trauma it represents.

The collaborators offering this course share a relational psychoanalytic perspective. They also recognise that psychotherapists working with extreme trauma may have to adapt their approach and the course will be as inclusive as possible.


Carole Mallard
Carol Broad
Ruth Cureton
Rachel Thomas
Orit Badouk Epstein
Emerald Davis
Adah Sachs Valerie Sinason


Saturday, 31 May 2014 Sunday, 1 June 2014 Saturday, 21 June 2014 Sunday, 22 June 2014

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