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International Attachment Network 2019 Seminars and Discussions

Join us for fascinating discussions and debate on various topics in 2019.

Events are held on Saturday mornings generally from 10am to 1pm or from 10am to 4pm

CPD Certificates are issued within 5 working days and provided by email. 


Costs :

HALF DAY WORKSHOPS :IAN members and AGIP/ AppT £25; Non-members £40

FULL DAY WORKSHOPS: IAN members and AGIP/AppT £50; Non-members £80

Complementary tea, coffee, water is available during seminars. 


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

You can email us on:

International Attachment Conference

18th - 20th JULY 2019  

Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Vancouver, CANADA


For full conference details, please visit the conference website (




Trauma and Attachment


Saturday, 12th October 

Workshop: 10:00 - 13:00

Workshop Leader : Felicity de Zulueta


Trauma matters, specially in psychotherapy.

Trauma is the result of damage to the attachment system. The study of Adverse Childhood Events  by Felitti and Anda  (1998) has brought to light how prevalent it is, not only in our clients’ early histories  but also in early life of  their psychotherapists.

A history of childhood trauma affects the way people feel and behave and leads, in severe cases, to resistance to change and  a propensitiy to re-enact the trauma, either in terms of being a victim or an abuser. Its treatment requires  working in an attuned manner within the window of tolerance and exploring the traumatic attachment  which underpins their capacity to dissociate. I will cover diverse forms of therapy which can be used for this work.

Dr Felicity de Zulueta is an  Emeritus Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Traumatic Studies at Kings College London.

She developed and headed both the Department of Psychotherapy at Charing Cross Hospital in 1984 and the Traumatic Stress Service in the Maudsley Hospital in 1996 which specialises in the treatment of people suffering from Complex Post Traumatic Stress disorder. 
She has published papers on the subject of Bilingualism and PTSD and dissociative disorders from an attachment perspective and is author of "From Pain to Violence; the traumatic roots of destructiveness", Wiley & Sons, 2006.

Dr Felicity de Zulueta now works as a free-lance consultant psychotherapist with a training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, systemic family therapy, group analysis, EMDR and Lifespan Integration.


IAN and AGIP/AppT £25  ; Non-members  £40

Contact Monika by email on: or by phone n 07940 060 700 for bookings and for any additional information.

Venue: I Fairbridge Road, London N19 3 EW

Registration will be necessary as places are limited.


Body and attachment 


Saturday, 30th November 

Workshop: 10:00 - 13:00

Workshop Leader: Nicola Diamond


In this seminar I am going to look at the relation between the body and attachment , look at developments in the attachment field and it's implications for therapy. I will give my take on the upsurge of neuroscience in attachment thinking and will in this context refer to my take which i started to address in my book Between Skins 2013.

Dr Nicola Diamond is a Senior Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies, University of East London, and teaches at the Tavistock Clinic. She is also a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist  (BPC reg).

CONFERENCE 21 - 23 November 2019

Strengthening attachment relationships

in families and communities


Secure Attachment is fundamental in the life of an individual, and it is necessary for creating safer communities. This conference is aimed at giving a platform for sharing researcher’s views and frontline service’s knowledge and good practice in supporting the development of secure attachment in relationships within families, impacting positively on the future of our society.

Organisers: The international attachment Network and Support for Relationships and Families

Venue: Join us at Broadway House in Westminster, London 

CPD Certificate for 16 hours



IAN UK Cancellation Policy for Seminars / Workshops 

A seminar / workshop will be confirmed to proceed not later than 10 days prior to its scheduled startingdate.

IAN will send a reminder email to all attendees.

Workshop registration is only confirmed when full payment has been received from a participant.

If the number of attendees is less than a minimum required by 10 days in advance of the scheduledstarting date, the workshop may be cancelled.In the unlikely event that the workshop is cancelled by IAN, all confirmed participants will be notifiedimmediately and receive a full refund.

If a participant chooses to cancel their confirmed registration, or cannot or does not attend  workshop,the following refunds will apply:

*The registered participant may invite another person to substitute their place in the workshop (inwhich they are registered) at any time at no charge;

*If a cancellation notice is received one week or less from the scheduled starting date, no refundwill be offered

*If a cancellation notice is received 6 or more days from the scheduled starting date, a 50% refundwill be offered

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