Trauma and attachment with Dr Felicity de Zulueta
Saturday 25th January 2020, 10 am-1 pm.
Speaker: Dr Felicity de Zulueta
The International Attachment Network is delighted to host Dr Felicity de Zulueta, Emeritus Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy (South London & Maudsley) and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Traumatic Studies (Kings College London) as its first guest speaker of 2020. An established authority on trauma and its treatment, having established the Department of Psychotherapy in Charing Cross Hospital as well as the renowned Traumatic Stress Service in the Maudsley Hospital, Dr de Zulueta is bringing her experience and expertise to IAN in an exploration of the significance and treatment of trauma.
"Trauma is the result of damage to the attachment system. The study of Adverse Childhood Events by Felitti and Anda (1998) has brought to light how prevalent it is, not only in our clients' early histories but also in the early life of their psychotherapists. A history of childhood trauma affects the way people feel and behave and leads in severe cases to resistance to change and a propensity to re-enact the trauma, either in terms of being a victim or an abuser. Its treatment requires working in an attuned manner within the window of tolerance and exploring the traumatic attachment, which underpins their capacity to dissociate. I will cover diverse forms of therapy which can be used for this work".
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Dr Felicity de Zulueta is Emeritus Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Traumatic Studies at Kings College London. She developed and headed both the Department of Psychotherapy at Charing Cross Hospital in 1984 and the Traumatic Stress Service in the Maudsley Hospital in 1996 which specialises in the treatment of people suffering from Complex Post Traumatic Stress disorder.
Dr de Zulueta has published papers on the subject of bilingualism and PTSD and dissociative disorders from an attachment perspective and is author of 'From Pain to Violence; the traumatic roots of destructiveness' (Wiley & Sons, 2006). Dr Felicity de Zulueta now works as a freelance consultant psychotherapist with training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, systemic family therapy, group analysis, EMDR, and lifespan integration.
About Denise Dunne
The International Attachment Network promotes the fundamental role of attachment theory in all aspects of human connection. Established by supervisees of John Bowlby, we are an educational charity we advocate and educate on its application for improved outcomes in the fields of psychological health and beyond.