Always hurting the ones we love: Understanding intimate violence - attachment and trauma basis
Paul Renn is a UKCP accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist, training therapist and supervisor in private practice. He previously specialised in working with violent individuals and couples in the National Probation Service. He subsequently trained at the Centre for Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (now known as the Bowlby Centre).
Paul has presented papers at international conferences and devised and facilitated seminars and workshops on several clinically relevant topics. He is the author of a number of book chapters and journal articles. 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.
In this seminar, Paul will consider the way in which an attachment and trauma perspective may inform our understanding of anger and intimate violence. He will also consider the similarities and differences of violent men and women. In the final part of the seminar, Paul will present a case vignette of a violent man from his forensic practice. This will illustrate the various theoretical and clinical issues underlying intimate violence.
About the host
The Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in North London is a local organisation run by counsellors and psychotherapists (on a voluntary basis). Qualified counsellors and psychotherapists and those in training (that are members of professional bodies) are welcome to join. See www.acpnl.org.uk for further details. CPD point certificates.