|Date(s)||23rd November 2019|
|Start time||10:00 am|
|End time||4:00 pm|
|Cost||External qualified Therapist: £110 Groups of three or more: £95 per delegate GCS staff: £70 Counsellors & therapists in training/Volunteer* in a listening role: £60 (Confirmation of trainee status is required upon booking) * We require proof of your volunteer work & role at application stage and respectfully ask you to apply for the reduced Volunteer rate with integrity.|
About this training
The day will give you a broad understanding of attachment behaviour in both children and adults and will cover some of the major research findings behind attachment theory and its application in clinical work with children and families.
What will it cover?
This training event will look at the development of attachment behaviour in the baby and toddler and how this is influenced by the family emotional environment and parental responsiveness. The different categories of attachment and how these are measured will be explored, including how the child may be affected by childhood adversity within the family. This will cover the concept of internal working models and how these differ depending on experience. Adult attachment categories, and the pattern of relationships they associate with, are assessed in a different way from those of childhood and these will also be briefly considered.
Who is this training for?
This training will be highly relevant for you if you are:
- A qualified counsellor or psychotherapist
- In counselling or therapeutic training
- A social worker
- A health visitor or pediatrician
- An early years worker or volunteer
Robin Balbernie is an infant mental health specialist and was the Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in Gloucestershire CAMHS. He worked with the Children’s Centres in the county as clinical lead of ‘Secure Start’. He became the Clinical Director of PIP UK, setting up and supporting specialised infant mental health teams across the country.
He is an advisor to the Association of Infant Mental Health and was a member of the Young Minds’ Policy and Strategy Advisory Group. He has published papers in many journals, including the Infant Mental Health Journal, The British Journal of Psychotherapy, Family Law, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Attachment & Human Development, Young Minds, Nursery World and the Journal of Child Psychotherapy.
GCS, Alma House, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AP (Situated above Costa Coffee Shop)
To book this event, please follow the above link to the Gloucestershire Counselling Service website or email Isabel Lewis [email protected] or call 01453 766310.