John Bowlby


John Bowlby as a secure base

Saturday, 29th September 2018

Workshop: 10:00 – 13:30

Speaker: Arturo Ezquerro

Some of us, loyal to attachment principles, might imagine to be protected from the infighting, rivalries and ruptures that affect psychotherapists, counsellors and mental health professionals by and large. This wishful-thinking may in turn lead to disappointment…

Based on the speaker’s experience of supervision and mentorship with John Bowlby, this workshop will aim to offer opportunities to explore, and reflect upon, possible ways of forming an ‘attachment’ with Bowlby; so as to perceive him and his legacy as a compass and a secure base from which to navigate through the troubled waters of our caring professions and institutions.


Ezquerro, A. (2015). ‘John Bowlby: the timeless supervisor’. Attachment: new directions in psychotherapy and relational psychoanalysis, vol. 9(2): 165-175.

Ezquerro, A. (2017). Encounters with John Bowlby: Tales of Attachment. London and New York: Routledge.


*Arturo Ezquerro (consultant psychiatrist, psychoanalytic psychotherapist and group analyst) is senior lecturer, assessor and trainer at the IGA, and former Head of NHS Medical Psychotherapy Services in Brent, London. He had John Bowlby as his supervisor and mentor at the Tavistock Clinic (1984-1990), has published over 60 articles and book chapters in five languages, and has authored the books Relatos de Apego (Psimatica) and Encounters with John Bowlby: Tales of Attachment (Routledge).

9:45 Resgistration 

10:00 Welcome (Desmond King) and Presentation (Arturo Ezquerro)

11:15 Coffee Break 

11:30 Large Group convenced by Desmond King and Maria Canete

13:00 Post-workshop networking


IAN and AGIP/AppT Bowlby Centre, IGA and SRF members £15; Non-members £25

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Venue: I Fairbridge Road, London N19 3 EW

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