Developing and Repairing Trust: An Attachment-based Model of Family Therapy
Friday 27 September 2019 - London
A One Day Workshop with Dr Dan Hughes
The theories and research of attachment, intersubjectivity, and neurobiology have created a strong foundation for a model of family therapy that creates both the safety needed for parents and children to be openly present in the sessions as well as the patterns of engagement and exploration needed to create new family relational patterns. Parenting is very challenging, being influenced by the parent's own attachment histories as well as by evolving models of family and community life. Finding a middle way between permissive and authoritarian approaches to parenting is often difficult when parents do not have their own attachment history as an effective guide. Parents are supported to remain open and engaged with their children while addressing the challenges of family living.READ MORE...
This model of family therapy enables parents to experience within the session itself ways of offering safety, sharing and co-creating experiences and repairing relationship stresses in a way that will transfer effectively to daily life within the home. In this model of therapy known as Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) the therapist relates consistently with both parent and child in a manner that maintains safety while co-creating stories that reduce the shame or fears present in many family relational patterns. This workshop will also demonstrate this model of family therapy through videos and role plays of treatment sessions. There will be opportunities for discussions and questions.
This ticket type is for 2 people. Please specify the name of the second attendee where prompted on checkout.
A psychotherapy trainee is someone undertaking a therapy training course of at least 8 hours study per week.