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Title: ATTACHMENT THEORY - informing and enhancing the practice of psychotherapy. Seminar 2. Clinical Assessment/Measurement and Interventions across the Lifespan.
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop: Attachment Theory is becoming a more mature, accepted scientific enterprise steadily impacting social, legal, and institutional policy-making for more than 60 years. The story of the theory’s clinical take-up has been more mixed but this appears to be changing. Hardly a month goes by without the release of a new, serious publication researching some dimension of attachment and psychotherapy. At the turn of the previous century, Freud dreamt of a future scientific psychology that might underpin psychotherapy but then suppressed that vision for reasons not fully obvious, but still deserving of debate. Fortunately, much has changed since 1895. Our grasp of the scientific method has evolved, as have key disciplines of cognitive science, developmental psychology and neuroscience, not to mention crucial shifts in the ways we practice psychotherapy. However, our theories of the developing mind underpinning therapy have remained vague and less articulated. Attachment Theory represents an important piece in the theoretical puzzle that is the mind: encompassing affect, intentionality & agency, which have historically been troublesome notions for scientific study.
Course / Workshop Outline: 1. Introductions and brief review of attachment basics. 2. Individual Attachment Differences: Autonomy, Avoidance, Preoccupation, Fearful–Avoidant, and Unresolved/Disorganisation 3. Attachment Assessment/Measurement Approaches within counselling/psychotherapy 4. Lifespan Development and Attachment Mechanisms: What changes in therapy?
Duration (hrs): 7
Course / Workshop content: The presentation will cover: 1. The multiple approaches developed for indentifying individual attachment differences across the lifespan with a focus on clinical / practical benefits and therapeutic opportunities. 2. An introduction to the various measurements of attachment and assistance for attendees in identifying if, where and how such tools might be applicable. 3. A comprehensive overview of diverse measurement tools. 4. More specific, look at propose mechanisms of the self (the cognitive science notion of Internal Working Models) and their connections to relational and embodied capacities.
Start Date: 12/08/2012
Start Time 09:00:00
End Time 17:30:00
End Date: 12/08/2012

Presenter / Provider Details

Presenter / Provider: Kevin KEITH
Qualifications: Dip - Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy / Oxford University, Wolfson College, Oxford, UK, 1990-92. MPhil - Jewish Studies in the Graeco-Roman World / Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Louvain, Belgium, 1986-89. - PHD Candidacy- All coursework and candidacy, New Testament Exegesis, Magna Cum Laude / STL - New Testament Exegesis, Magna Cum Laude / MA Philosophy&Religious Studies, Cum Laude / St. Meinrad School of Theology, IN, USA, 1978-1982. MDiv - Pastoral Counselling/Ministry / University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA, 1973-1978. BBA – Business Accounting
Experience: Kevin Keith is a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor who splits time between private practice and his work as a counsellor with ACON. He is also a lecturer in the Jansen Newman Master’s Program. Kevin is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney (History and Philosophy of Science Unit) with research interests in Attachment Theory. His provisional thesis is Assessing Bowlby’s Radical Overhaul of Freud’s Metapsychology: Attachment Theory, Resilience and the Regulation of Negative Affect. He is acclaimed as an engaging and inspiring presenter whose seminars change the way therapists perceive and work with their clients in ways that surprise and delight.

Venue Details

Address: Aerial Function Centre
Address 2: Level 7 UTS Building 10, 235 Jones Street,
Suburb: ULTIMO
State: NSW
Postcode: 2007
Website: http://www.aerialutsfunctioncentre.com.au
Parking: Street
Is there disability parking and entry?
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch

Registration Details

Registration process: register at: http://www.pdpseminars.com.au/
Cost ($): Standard rate: $265
Cost Description (if applicable): Standard rate: $265 Early bird: $198 Students and New Graduates: HALF PRICE (on application)
Contact Name: Carmen Nicotra
Contact Phone: 1300887622
Contact Email: info@pdpseminars.com.au

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