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Attachment and Relational Neuroscience informed Therapeutic Conversations

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 Recent developments in attachment theory and relational neuroscience suggest a move from fixed intrapsychic representations to dynamic interactional models that acknowledge the social aspect of our brains. At this practical, interactive and intellectually stimulating workshop, Professor Jeremy Holmes and Graham Music start with the premise that the essence of therapy is dialogue – evaluating how such attachment-informed, relational models can influence the effectiveness of our therapeutic conversations.

Professor Jeremy Holmes first looks at the science, and then the art, of therapeutic conversation. Explaining the concept of duets for one, he specifically considers:

  • The developmental psychology of the care-giver-infant protoconversations
  • Attachment and the Relational Brain – what we know from research on client-therapist interactions
  • Affect regulation, sensitivity and mentalising and their respective roles in psychotherapeutic practice
  • Using attachment ideas to foster resilience and tailor interventions to the degree of client disturbance
  • The emergence of complex and nuanced narratives over the course of therapy
  • Attachment as hidden regulator and Attachment across the life cycle: mature dependency
  • Defensive exclusion and avoidance of negative affect in insecure attachment
  • Neuroplasticity and its relevance to therapy – how therapy may precipitate change
Location London
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 15 Nov 2019
Start time 10:00am
Venue Address Holiday Inn Kensington, Wrights Lane, London
Amount £249
Organiser Nscience
Speaker Professor Jeremy Holmes
CPD activity Workshop
CPD hours 10
Contact No. 020 7096 1722
Keywords Feelings, Psychological, Psychology, Relationship, Therapeutic, Therapy
Regions Greater London