IICP College: Working with Attachment

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Working with Attachment


John Bowlby (1969) describes attachment as a “lasting psychological connectedness between human beings” (p.194) and that the relationship between an infant and their primary caregiver will shape their attachment style in close relationships for life. How do we then recognise and work with that as professionals?

Course Content

The course aims to familiarise participants with the concepts of Attachment Theory supported by research and knowledge of brain development and cultural factors.

“Attachment is not a characteristic of either the child or the parent, it is a characteristic of the relationship” (Bowlby, 2008 p.122).

We will explore how this translates to a healing relationship, focusing on the professional as a ‘secure base’, begin to identify and recognise attachment patterns and opportunities for repair.

Date: Friday, 25 October 2019, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Who Should Apply:

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning more about attachment, with particular focus of psychotherapy and mental health professional.

Award: Certificate of Attendance and Participation
CPD: 6 hours
Cost: €95.00


For further information call IICP College office on 01 4664205. Book on line at IICP.ie.

Or contact:

Triona Kearns
Dean of Academic Affairs/Registrar:
086 0499154 or triona@iicp.ie

Marcella Finnerty
Chairperson and Programme Director:
086 2609989 or marcella@iicp.ie


Dublin 24

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