Attachment Theory: An Integrationist Approach An interactive, evening discussion with Paul Renn (moderated by Jan McGregor Hepburn) London, 22 March 2018 (Thursday) 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Research in the fields of Attachment, Developmental Psychology, Neurobiology and Cognitive Neuroscience are helping to deepen our understanding of the therapeutic relationship and the process of change. In this evening discussion, Paul Renn illustrates the way in which an integrationist perspective, with Attachment Theory at its core, may be applied to clinical work with adults. Drawing on research across Intersubjectivity, Trauma, Dissociation and Mentalization, while using a relational psychoanalytic approach, Paul highlights how practitioners can integrate the new findings from Attachment research and apply these to their therapeutic work. The discussion specifically explores Trauma from an Attachment and Neurobiological perspective while illustrating examples of ‘Attachment gone wrong’. About the speaker Paul Renn is a UKCP accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist, training therapist and supervisor in private practice in London. He has a background in the National Probation Service where he specialized in working with violent individuals and couples. He subsequently trained at the Centre for Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, recently renamed the Bowlby Centre. Paul has presented papers at international conferences and devised and facilitated seminars and workshops on attachment and trauma, violent attachments, sexuality in the consulting room, memory, trauma and dissociation in psychotherapy, and the internal world and the process of change. He is the author of a number of book chapters and journal articles published in the UK and translated for publication abroad. He is a member of the Forum for Independent Psychotherapists, the International Attachment Network, the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy, the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Inquiry and is the author of The Silent Past and the Invisible Present: Memory, Trauma, and Representation in Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2012).  Schedule 5:40PM: Registration 6:00PM: Attachment Theory and Relational Psychoanalysis 6:45PM: Attachment and the Neurobiological perspective 7:30PM: Break 7:45PM: Attachment Theory, implicit memory and the process of change 9:00PM: Close

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