The day will offer an overview of how ideas from attachment theory, systemic family therapy and narrative therapy can be integrated into work with families, couples and individuals. The approach will be illustrated with clinical examples, including work with autism, self – harm, eating disorders and complex attachment difficulties. The presentation will include illustrations of clinical work on dvd descriptions of case studies and group activities. There will be opportunity for participants to consider their own cases and this will be facilitated by the use of ‘formats for exploration’ which offer templates for the application of the approach to participants’ own clinical contexts.
Aimed at: Practitioners and researchers in a variety of contexts: work with couples, families, children, adults. Some knowledge of attachment and systemic ideas will be assumed but core concepts will be explained to enable a broad range of participants to engage with the workshop.
The course will consist of:
- Conceptual overview of relevant theory and research
- Description of case studies
- Video illustrations
- Group discussion and activities
- Discussion and feedback
- Gain an understanding of contemporary developments in attachment, narrative and systemic therapies
- Appreciate the relevance of the models for clinical assessment and intervention
- Understand how these are integrated in the ANT approach
- Be able to utilise the ANT framework to consider a range of clinical problems
- Gain knowledge of the application of a range of Ant approaches – formats for working with clinical problems
- Gain confidence in developing aspects of the model in own clinical practice
About the Speaker:
Prof Rudi Dallos is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Plymouth. He has conducted research and engaged in clinical practice with families for over 30 years. Rudi specialises in work with children and conditions such as anorexia, autism, offending behaviours and conduct related problems. He is the author of several books and articles on the theme including: An Introduction to Family Therapy, Attachment Narrative Therapy, Formulation in Psychotherapy and Counselling and Working Systemically with Attachment Narratives. Currently, Rudi is engaged in a major research trial with Becky McKenzie to develop and evaluate SAFE, an ANT based intervention for families with a child diagnosed with autism.
All art images are reproduced with the kind permission of Patricia Fitzgerald of Healing Creations. https://www.healingcreations.ie/