John Bowlby



International Attachment Network 2018 Seminars and Discussions

Join us for fascinating discussions and debate on various topics in 2018.

Events are held on Saturday mornings generally from 10am to 1pm.

CPD Certificates are issued on the day.

Costs : IAN members and AGIP/ AppT £15; Non-members £25

Contact Monika on 07940 060 700 for more information, bookings and payments

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"Attachment and Psychodrama"

Saturday, 3rd February 2018

Workshop: 10 - 4pm

Venue: Lancaster Hall Hotel, 35 Craven Terrace, W2 3EL

Speakers: Marcia Karp & Mario Marrone


We invite you to explore in action attachment and psychodrama in a friendly, supportive environment.

-Attachment patterns

-Family History 

-Phases of life cycle

-General Health

-Training Tips

A rare oportunity for group experiance and discussion with two masters in the field.

The one day workshop is open to everyone.

CPD available. 

Hosted by London Psychodrama Network

Early booking is recommended. 

Cost: £95 per person / £85 IAN Members / £55 Students 

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Sexual abuse: a perversion of attachment? (Part III)

A conjoint project, as part of a developing collaboration between the Bowlby Centre (BC), the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA), Supporting Relationships and Families (SRF) and the International Attachment Network (IAN).

Saturday 17th February 2018

Workshop: 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Venue: Institute of Group Analysis, 1 Daleham Gardens,London NW3 5BY

Speaker: Arturo Ezquerro, Simon Partridge and Felicity de Zulueta

Chair: Mark Linington, Chair of Bowlby Centre’s Executive Committee.


This event is part of the Bowlby Centre’s Clinical Forum programme, in association with the Institute of Group Analysis and the International Attachment Network

John Bowlby (1979) joined the voices that denounced the high incidence of incest and its damaging effects on children – and he unequivocally described this as sexual exploitation of the children. There is a parallel between child sexual abuse and professional sexual abuse. He was very concerned about the unethical behaviour of some of his colleagues and referred to this as a “hot potato”. Bowlby was not totally against physical touch in psychotherapy as a gesture of support, but he was mindful that it can turn sexual. He emphasised that therapists have a special duty to protect vulnerable patients, for which it is crucial to understand the difficulties in their attachment history.


Saturday, 24th February 2018

Workshop: 10:00 – 13:00

Speaker: Jill Hughes 

The workshop will offer an overview of Shame from an experiential perspective. We will consider shame triggers and shame binds and shame in the therapy room, the inadvertent shaming of our clients/patients and our own shame patterns and triggers. How do we heal ruptures in the therapeutic relationship when one or other or both of us is in a shame place? We will be aware of the potential for shame in the room as we share in the discussion.

Attachment as means, not as end:

The teory of epistemic trust

Saturday, 28th April 2018

Workshop: 10:00-13:00

Speaker: Nicolas Lorenzini 

Details od this workshop will be published soon. 

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