Attachment theory with Robin Balbernie
52/53 High Street
Why attend this Workshop?
The day will give you a broad understanding of attachment behaviour in both children & adults and will cover some of the major research findings behind attachment theory & its application in clinical work with children & families.
What will it cover?
This training event will look at the development of attachment behaviour in the baby and toddler and how this is influenced by the family emotional environment and parental responsiveness. The different categories of attachment and how these are measured will be explored, including how the child may be affected by childhood adversity within the family. This will cover the concept of internal working models and how these differ depending on experience. Adult attachment categories, and the pattern of relationships they associate with, are assessed in a different way from those of childhood and these will also be briefly considered.
Who is this training for?
This training will be highly relevant for you if you are:
- qualified counsellor or psychotherapist
- In counselling or therapeutic training
- A social worker
- A health visitor or pediatrician
- An early years worker or volunteer
Robin Balbernie is an infant mental health specialist and was the Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in Gloucestershire CAMHS. He worked as clinical lead of ‘Secure Start’. He became the Clinical Director of PIP UK. He is an advisor to the Association of Infant Mental Health & has published papers in many journals.