Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Attachment and Psychopathology course in Manchester

Central Manchester University Hospital NHS trust http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/Trust.aspx?id=RW3 are holding a 5 day course by Patricia McKinsey Crittenden, Ph.D. on Attachment and Psychopathology at Chancellors Conference Centre, Fallowfield, Manchester on 19th, 20th & 21st April 2010 then 14th & 15th June 2010. Cost is £580(Attendance of all 5 days compulsory).
Hosted by Manchester Children & Parents Service (CAPS) http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118634288/abstract and Caroline White, Consultant Clinical Psychologist.
Enquiries to Maxine Crawley
Tel: 0161 203 3263 Fax: 0161 203 3253 Email:maxine.crawley@cmft.nhs.uk

Patricia Crittenden has many years experience as an academic and practitioner in the fields of child abuse, attachment theory, and family therapy. After her training with Mary Ainsworth, she served on the Faculties of Psychology at the Universities of Virginia and Miami. She has held visiting positions at the Universities of Helsinki and Bologna, as well as the Clark Institute of Psychiatry (Canada), San Diego State University (USA0, and Edith Cowan University (Australia). She is well known for having developed the Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM) of attachment and adaptation and is one of the founders of the International Association for the Study of Attachment (IASA). In 2004, she received a Career Achievement Award from the European Family Therapy Association. In addition, she has published more than 100 scientific papers and several books.

Course Overview

This 5 day course focuses on the development, prevention and treatment of psychological disorder using an Attachment framework. The course considers development from infancy to adulthood, emphasising implications for psychological wellbeing and the development of psychological and psychiatric disorders. A particular emphasis is cultural influences on Attachment. The model used is the Dynamic Maturational Model (DMM) of Attachment and Adaptation which underpins and is a prerequisite to training in assessment tools including the CARE Index, Strange Situation and Adult Attachment Interview. The course is structured developmentally and consists of lecture with slides, video examples, role playing, case studies and interview transcripts. Reading materials and clinical tools such as the Level of Family Functioning Scale are available to take away.
Targeted Audience
The course will be of value to anyone working with infants, children, adolescents, adults or families in prevention, clinical or forensic settings. The course will be relevant to statutory agencies (health, education and social care), the voluntary sector and community organisations.

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