Attachment theory: Sir Richard Bowlby in Stockport

Attachment theory into the future: A workshop with Sir Richard Bowlby – Friday 14th November 2014 09:30 – 16:00

RB selfportrait JPG6 233x300 Attachment theory: Sir Richard Bowlby in StockportOn Friday 14nd November 2014 Sir Richard Bowlby will return to Mindsite. This will take the form of a retrospective analysis of his father’s work and thoughts about its implications for the future.  He will cover the topic of childcare in the overall caring environment.  And he will describe recent research into the relationship between dementia and the primary caregiver’s experiences of bereavement.  These subjects illustrate the enormous potential of attachment theory in diverse fields. They helps us to think about and understand complex aspects of what it means to be human

Sir Richard supports research in a wide variety of areas. His challenging views will be of interest to all primary carers and other professionals.  This includes counsellors, psychotherapists, teachers, educationalists, and those involved in child care and child development. His views also have significant implications for service provision, and wider social policy.

About the workshop leader

Before his formal retirement, Sir Richard worked as a scientific photographer in various medical research institutions where he provided visual aids for communicating research findings.  He now gives lectures to healthcare professionals using video material and personal insights to promote a much broader understanding of his father’s work on attachment theory. He supports a wide range of organisations that address challenging attachment issues, and he continues to seek ways to help the general public benefit from a better understanding of attachment relationships.

fifty years of attachment theory Attachment theory: Sir Richard Bowlby in Stockport

In 2004 he gave the opening speech at the Winnicott Memorial Lecture; and this was published in book form by Karnac, on behalf of the Winnicott Clinic of Psychotherapy.

The section on dementia is based on a keynote speech that he gave to the Annual Interpersonal Neurobiology Conference at UCLA in March 2014.  It is an exciting new area of work that is ‘hot off the press’.

At his last visit to Mindsite, in February 2013, the overall event was rated at 4.6 out of 5 and Sir Richard’s presentations were rated at 4.7 out of 5.

The event, which includes lunch, will be held in the comfortable, relaxed environment of Cheshire Conferences and Events at Edgeley Park Stadium, Stockport.

The cost is £85 per delegate (£70 for students).  We are also offering group discounts of £70 per delegate for two people and £65 per delegate for three or more.  The pricing reflects Sir Richard’s wish to reach large audiences.

6 hours CPD – a signed certificates of attendance will be provided to all registered attendees.  People who pay at the door or who wish to obtain a replacement can order one on the website.

Sir Richard Bowlby explains the attachment styles of toddlers, as revealed in the ‘Strange Situation’* (Ainsworth et al., 1978):

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 Attachment theory: Sir Richard Bowlby in Stockport

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* The ‘Strange Situation’ is a standard experimental laboratory technique used by researchers in attachment theory. It was developed by Mary Ainsworth, who worked with John Bowlby in the early 1950s, at the Tavistock Clinic in London. She later carried out close observation of infants and their mothers in Uganda and Baltimore, USA.

Recommended books on attachment theory

Ainsworth M.S., Blehar M.C., Waters E., et al. (1978) Patterns of Attachment: A Psychological Study of the Strange Situation. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Bowlby J. (1997) Attachment and Loss: Attachment. London: Pimlico.

Bowlby J. (1998a) Attachment and Loss: Loss. London: Pimlico.

Bowlby J. (1998b) Attachment and Loss: Separation. London: Pimlico.

Bowlby R. and King P. (2004) Fifty Years of Attachment Theory: The Donald Winnicott Memorial Lecture Given by Sir Richard Bowlby. London: Karnac.

Diamond N. and Marrone M. (2003) Attachment and Intersubjectivity. London: Whurr.

Holmes J. (2001) The Search for the Secure Base : Attachment Theory and Psychotherapy. Hove, East Sussex ; Philadelphia, PA: Brunner-Routledge.

Marrone M. (1998) Attachment and Interaction. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Parkes C.M., Stevenson-Hinde J. and Marris P. (1991) Attachment across the Life Cycle. London: Routledge.

Sroufe L.A., Egeland B., Carlson E.A., et al. (2005) The Development of the Person: The Minnisota Study of Risk and Adaptation from Birth to Adulthood. New Yory, NY: The Guilford Press.


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