Attachment Theory Informed Psychotherapy: A Brief Survey of Current Practice
Attachment Theory has provided a vast research foundation for understanding lifespan development. Attachment Theory informs how therapists can create a safe and caring relational environment and how this in turn can support the exploration and reconstruction of the client’s internal working models (IWMs) of self and others. Knowledge of Attachment Theory will also foster deeper therapeutic alliance and better positive therapeutic outcome related to change and growth for a client. More recently, the field has begun to impact the practice of adult psychotherapy. After a brief general introduction to attachment theory, focus will be given to four points: (1) the use for attachment theory for general assessment in therapy with adolescents and adults, (2) attachment-informed relational/ psychodynamic therapies, (3) specific application of the ‘distance management’ within therapy for attachment anxiety and avoidance, and (4) emotion focussed therapies. The session will identify resources for further exploration as well as briefly highlight similar trends across other contexts and earlier lifespan.
The webinar will focus on:
The key concepts of attachment theory
The use for attachment theory for general assessment in therapy with adolescents and adults
Attachment-informed relational/ psychodynamic therapies, and Emotion focussed therapies.
Venue: Live Webinar. Includes access to recording for 30days.
Date: Thursday, 21st of March, 2024
Time: 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. (Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra Time)
CPD Certificate: 2 Hours (80% of attendance required).
Complimentary materials provided:
• Attachment style chart
About Dr Kevin Keith, PhD
Kevin is a counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor and academic. He has been a therapist for nearly 15 years. He completed his PhD in 2017 at the University of Sydney focusing on theoretical questions around the status of post-infancy preschool developments within Attachment Theory. His academic interests also include emotions research, philosophy of science and the empirical status of longer-term psychotherapy. He also provides professional development to colleagues across several professions. He has been working in the field of mental health since 2005, including 10 years work in the community health sector. Kevin has been teaching counselling In Sydney since 2007.
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