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Trauma and development: culture, contexts and narratives

Friday 3rd November 2017 at BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

This conference is about looking at attachment and trauma issues in Psychotherapy from new and diverse perspectives, encouraging practitioners to consider these issues and refresh their own views and working strategies. Attachment experiences will be re-examined from the view of inter-generational effects, as well as the effects of migration and other disruptions, linking in with other socio-cultural perspectives towards traumatic experiences that may also be important factors in client’s distress. There will be significant time allotted to discussion of the themes and their implications for practice, both inside and outside the traditional setting of consulting rooms. It will be of interest to psychotherapists in the statutory sector or private practice who have an interest in social and cultural factors that impinge on client work, especially those dealing with diverse population groups.


Arlene Vitere and Rudi Dallos have recently published new work which is an integration of attachment theory with narrative theory and systemic theory and practice: Attachment Narrative Therapy (ANT). This integration offers a powerful explanatory formulation of the development and maintenance of human distress in relationships, families and communities, and gives direction to psychotherapeutic intervention.

David Morgan who is a Consultant psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, will be presenting a workshop with JJ Bola, writer, poet, and educator, entitled: 'Migration, Loss and the Formation of a Precariate', which is a Thinking Space special event.

Christopher Scanlon and John Adlam lecture on psychological effects of organisational cultures, particularly on how they become traumatic and difficult for workers and clients. They have previously published work on social exclusion issues.

Please note, this event is credit/debit card payment only at the time of booking. If you need an invoice, please submit your booking form and contact us.

Registration fees can be found on the booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507.


Friday 3rd November 2017

Please note, all speakers, timings and content are subject to change.

09:30Conference Starts
16:30Conference Close


BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

The British Psychological Society, 30 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4UE