Working with Attachment

  • Award: Certificate of Attendance and Participation. CPD: 6 hours

  • Cost: €95.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)

  • Date: Friday, 25 October 2019

  • Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Apply Online: This course is now complete.



John Bowlby (1969) describes attachment as a “lasting psychological connectedness between human beings” (p.194) and that the relationship between an infant and their primary caregiver will shape their attachment style in close relationships for life. How do we then recognise and work with that as professionals?

Course Content

The course aims to familiarise participants with the concepts of Attachment Theory supported by research and knowledge of brain development and cultural factors.

“Attachment is not a characteristic of either the child or the parent, it is a characteristic of the relationship” (Bowlby, 2008 p.122).

We will explore how this translates to a healing relationship, focusing on the professional as a ‘secure base’, begin to identify and recognise attachment patterns and opportunities for repair.


  • Friday, 25 October 2019, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Who Should Apply:

  • This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning more about attachment, with particular focus of psychotherapy and mental health professional.


  • Certificate of Attendance and Participation
  • CPD: 6 hours


  • €95.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors


This course is now complete.

About the Workshop Facilitator

Frankie Brown
Frankie BrownIICP Module and CPD Facilitator
Frankie is an accredited psychotherapist working in private practice as well as a lecturer at IICP College. She specialises in working with adolescents and attachment and is trained in Level One Attachment Based Family Therapy.

Whilst she believes that there is no single ‘right’ way to work with a client, her understanding of relationships, bonds and personal-development has been heavily influenced by Attachment Theory, in addition to Choice-Theory and Person-Centered Theory.