John Bowlby


On Attachment:

The view from developmental psychology

Saturday, 28th April 2018

Workshop: 10:00 - 13:00

Venue: 1 Fairbridge Road, London N19 3EW

Speakers: Ian Rory Owen 


This workshop defines the basic attachment processes, as they exist between parents and children and between adults in close and important relationships.

It is well accepted that understanding attachment processes helps working with what the public brings to sessions. To be aware of how to adapt the therapeutic relationship conditions, to help the public enter a therapeutic processes, is a major part of practice.  Attachment is a useful tool of understanding that explains and predicts how to engage distressed people in a piece of work that feels safe and achievable.

The traditional psychodynamic practice of Freud is discussed in the light of contemporary attachment research. A model of working is provided that places the possibility of a secure process as the means of providing a sense of safety within the relationship.

Ian Rory Owen PhD is a principal psychotherapist at Leeds and York Partnerships Trust, where he practices individual short-term pragmatic therapy for adults. He was first registered with UKCP in 1995 and is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. He is the author of 5 books and 75 papers on therapy.

The format is a one-hour lecture followed by group work on some case studies and group discussion. It is pitched so that it would be understandable for those who have no prior knowledge of attachment theory.



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

Registration will be necessary as places are limited.

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