John Bowlby


The Triple Stance Framework

Empowering Front Line Workers Supporting Survivors of Trauma

Tuesday, 4th July 2017

Workshop: 13:30 - 17:00

Speakers: Christian Herreman & Roxana Parra Sepulveda

This conference will introduce the attendees to the Triple Stance Framework, which combines attachment, cooperation and mentalisation in a new approach to working with survivors of trauma from a psychologically informed environment. This groundbreaking approach aims to reduce the potential impact of secondary traumatisation for front line workers who are supporting survivors of trauma.

The participants will get to know the rationale behind this framework, which has been successfully used by front line workers in Mexico City supporting families with children who are living on the street. We aim to attract a diverse set of participants from different disciplines, such as Psychotherapists, Counsellors, ISVAS, IDVAS, Social Workers, Advisers and front line workers, which will make this event a not to be missed multidisciplinary gathering.

The speakers

Christian Herreman is a Clinical Psychologist, Didactical Psychoanalyst and author. His most recent publication is as co-editor of Attachment Across Clinical and Cultural Perspectives: A Relational Psychoanalytic Approach. He is a member of the Psychoanalytical Society Mexico, the International Psychoanalytical Association, where he is part of the Research Advisory Board. He is one of the founder members of the Iberoamerican Attachment Network (RIA) and the International Attachment Network-México (IAN-MX). For the last 15 years, Christian has blended attachment theory with community interventions in order to work with street children and their families. The product of this work was the publishing of “The Triple Stand Framework: Tools for restabilising autonomy without compromising safety in communities, families and persons”.

Roxana Parra Sepulveda is MBACP (accred) and a practicing Psychotherapist with international clinical experience, who combines academic excellence with practical experience and knowledge in leading complex and specialized counselling services in a range of charity organisations in the UK. She specialised in understanding trauma, working to support women and men survivors of all kinds of abuse, including domestic violence, sexual abuse and torture. Roxana is an accomplished Clinical Supervisor with experience in Group and Individual Clinical Supervision, providing clinical supervision to therapists, advisors and front-line workers in charity organisations. In this field, she is interested in developing ways of working from Psychological Informed Environments for front line workers using the Triple Stance Framework.

Where: Angel Square, 2 Angel Square, London, EC1V 1NY - The Angel Square is 2 minutes’ walk from Angel Tube station

Pricing: £75 individual - £120 two people paying together - £60 IAN members 

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1:30pm – 1:45 pm: Introduction

1:45 pm – 2:10 pm: Brief on secondary traumatisation

2:10 pm – 3:10 pm: Triple Stance Framework explained

3:10 pm – 3:30 pm: Break

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm: Appling the Framework to clinical supervision - experiential

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm: Group discussion

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm: Closure

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