Attachment Narrative Therapy (ANT): Working therapeutically with children and families A 2-day training workshop at London with Prof Rudi Dallos London, 3 May & 4 May 2019 (Friday & Saturday) 10:00am - 4:00pm on both days
Viewing attachment ideas as familial, instead of as a dyadic process, Attachment Narrative Therapy (ANT) brings together systemic therapy and Attachment Theory, to provide a clear framework for therapeutic action that: Helps our clients to name and regulate emotions Allows us as therapists, as well as our clients to view emotional states and actions from relational perspectives Increases understanding and tolerance for negative emotional states in intimate relationships Specifically focuses on patterns of comforting and self-soothing Enables the processing of emotional experience with a view to steering ourselves towards resilience and not distress Promotes an understanding of trans-generational patterns of attachment seeking and caring At this 2-day training workshop, which would be especially relevant for therapists and counsellors across modalities, who work with families, children and young people; Prof. Rudi Dallos draws on his practical experience in setting up ANT based interventions to discuss: How ideas from attachment theory, systemic family therapy and narrative therapy can be integrated into work with families, couples and individuals Illustrations of how the ANT approach offers new integrations between these three orientations Clinical examples including work with conduct disorders, self-harm, eating disorders and autism Complex attachment and systemic processes including the role of danger and traumatic states for families There will be opportunity for participants to consider their own cases and this will be facilitated by the use of formats for exploration, that allow application of the approach to participants’ own clinical contexts. Learning Objectives Gain an understanding of contemporary developments in attachment, narrative and systemic therapies Understand how these are integrated in the ANT approach Appreciate the relevance of the ANT model for clinical formulation and intervention Be able to utilise the ANT framework to consider a range of clinical problems Gain knowledge of application of a range of ANT approaches / formats for working with clinical problems Gain an appreciation of the interaction between danger, trauma and family attachment dynamics Gain confidence in developing aspects of the model in our own clinical practices 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 has 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. Workshop Schedule
Day 1, Friday, 3 May 2019 The stages of the ANT model Conceptual overview of relevant theory and research Self–reflection regarding our own attachment processes Narrative and the Adult Attachment Interview Illustrative case studies Introduction to formats for intervention Group activity and case studies Day 2, Saturday, 4 May 2019 Complex attachment patterns Trauma and loss in families Trans–generational patterns; corrective and replicative Scripts Overview of SAFE as an ANT based intervention ANT and Multi Family Therapy Case studies and discussion

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