Attachment in Psychotherapy – implications for practice.
Three 1-day seminars with Pete Lavender.
Much research and scholarly study has been conducted into patterns of human attachment and development (see Bowlby, Stern, Winnicott et al), and much has been written about its application to counselling and psychotherapy, (see Wallin, Holmes et al). These seminars aim to explore what these theories mean for us as therapists and how (do?) we apply them to our practice.
Comprising 18 hours CPD in total, I will offer ideas and discussion on:
- Attachment and intimacy in adulthood.
- Secure attachment and the therapeutic task.
- Can therapy be a means to providing attachment security?
- Is it possible to change attachment patterns, and if so, how?
- Re-gaining a secure attachment through the relational modality.
- Disorganised attachment and its links with aggression.
- Approaches to working with attachment: what helps and what hinders?
- Does the therapist’s own attachment pattern impact upon the therapy?
Pete Lavender is a Director of SCPTI, course leader, supervisor and has nearly 30 years’ experience working with clients in both private practice and general practice in the NHS.
Here are some appreciative comments from his recent seminar held at SCPTI looking at the Role of Shame in the Borderline Process:
'Your workshop was timely, I was able to use some of what I had learned when I saw a client shortly afterwards. Due to what I had taken from your training, my client was able to say that our session was the most in-depth, difficult and powerful time he’d had with anyone since his recovery from addiction and trauma.' (Emily B)
'Refreshing, exciting, informative – meaningful CPD which will support clinical practice.' (Monika A)
'The workshop was full of richness, making a difficult and sensitive topic very interesting. Fascinating and rewarding on a personal and professional level.' (Paul C)
Some comments from Seminar I
'Interesting workshop about a fascinating topic that underpins our work as therapists...'
'Exceeded my expectations - thank-you'
'The training is very good - a definite must'
'...we all - not just therapists , would benefit from a good understanding of attachment theory'
Dates: PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE NEW DATES Seminar II - Feb 18th 2017 9:30 - 4 ;30 Seminar III TBA. Please register your interest.
Cost per seminar Early Bird: £75 members SCPTI/£95 non-members. Non-early Bird £90 for members of SCPTI/£110 for non-members.
Early booking is recommended – these seminars are very popular!
TO BOOK: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01723 376246