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?
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.