Addiction and Attachment
Facilitated by Angela Carr & Andy Ryan
This two-day workshop was first received with great enthusiasm at the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy Conference
in autumn 2017. Angela and Andy will be looking at addiction and recovery from an integrative perspective; they will be drawing
on gestalt and attachment based theories, with a focus on affect regulation within a relational framework. They will take time
to explore the theme through the system lens of:
- Public health guidelines
- trauma bonding theory
- NHS five year forward plan
- Complex Lives work
- P.I.E.(psychologically informed environments)
Over the two days the workshop will create a safe space to discuss and reflect on implications for practice and professional development . The training will offer areas for discussion, time for reflections and theory to challenge, affirm and offer areas of development for therapists and anyone working in the field of addiction and recovery.
The training will also include experience from multiple years working in the field delivering and managing services as well as working privately around the process of addiction and recovery. They will also be looking at and explaining some of the theories and work from their new book which is soon to be released. This theory and practice advice is around the process and importance of the therapeutic alliance in supporting people to understand their addiction as a spring board for recovery.
Facilitator - Angela Carr
As the daughter of an alcoholic, my life and attachments have been impacted by avoiding and/or adjusting contact with self and others to regulate how I am with self, others and how I fit in the world. I have been working therapeutically for 19yrs and work as a psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer and organisational consultant in the NHS and private practice, at home and in Europe. I have worked in the fields of trauma, sexual violence and addiction for over 15yrs and firmly believe that addiction is best understood when viewed through the developmental lens of attachment disorder.
Facilitator - Andy Ryan
I have specialised in the addiction field for over 13 years. My journey began many years ago with my own problems with drug and alcohol dependency. Whilst on the journey to rebuilding my life I developed and held a curiosity in understanding more about the nature of addiction and recovery. I have co-written research on the importance of relationship in addiction and recovery, and have presented workshops across the UK and in Europe. I am a UKCP integrative psychotherapist and an area manager of addiction treatment services for a national charity. My work has offered me chance to work front line as a therapist, manage services, mobilise new services and now oversee the strategic and development of many addiction treatment service contracts.
Date: 2nd - 3rd February 2019 Note: Early Bird ends 8th December 2018
Cost: Early Bird: members of SCPTI £135, non-members £175. Non Early Bird: members of SCPTI £165, non-members £205
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