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Attachment Theory and the Therapeutic Relationship


February 04, 2020 - February 04, 2020 at 10am - 4pm

At Alcohol Focus Scotland, 2nd Floor, 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2LW

Cost: Early Bird £85, £95 after 4 December 2019 | Organised by Greenwood Events - www.greenwoodevents.co.uk | event website | For profit

The Aim of this Event

Attachment theory seeks to explain how our early care giving relationships influence our intra- and inter-personal relationships throughout the life course. With links to various therapeutic modalities, this event will help participants understand the role that attachment styles have in shaping our relationships with others and ourself.

Learning outcomes:-

This training will help participants:-

  • Understand the basic principles of attachment theory
  • Identify ways in which attachment theory might inform their therapeutic work with clients
  • Consider what we offer in our therapeutic relationships and how attachment theory might explain relationship dynamics at play in our work
  • Reflect on how attachment theory can aid our understanding of developmental trauma, resilience and growth.

Susan Dobson is a Person Centred therapist with experience of working in a variety of settings including the voluntary sector, private practice and EAP service providers, with a particular interest and specialism in working with trauma. She currently works as a counsellor with Clydesdale Counselling & Human Development Project and operates her private practice from her home office.

Susan is an experienced trainer and facilitator, she is the Senior Learning & Development Officer for Glasgow’s Public Protection Unit and is a regular contributor to the Post-Qualifying Award for Independent Domestic Abuse Advisors. Susan is also a Registered Social Worker with over 20 years experience of working with children and vulnerable families. She is currently undertaking an MA in Trauma Studies at Nottingham University.

For more info see the event website


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