Essentials: Attachment Theory and the Development of Personality Dysfunction

  • Thursday 13 December 2018
  • The Met Hotel
    King Street, Leeds, LS1 2HQ
Essentials: Attachment Theory and the Development of Personality Dysfunction

Half Day (Lunch on arrival)
12.30pm Registration and Lunch , 1.00pm Welcome and 4.30pm, Close

Led by Dr Gwen Adshead, this course aims to improve delegates with improved knowledge of  the relevance of attachment theory for personality development.

Attachment theory is a developmental paradigm that helps clinicians understand how adverse childhood experiences can lead to the later psychopathology. This can be communicated easily to service users; and many service users say that it helps them by enabling the to think about trying to change relational patterns based on previous attachments. It enables clinicians to make better quality formulations which are helpful for complex cases.

The aim of this training event is to use current research evidence to show how attachment theory informs an understanding of the normal development of personality; and how insecurity of attachment leads to the development of personality dysfunction and disorders. Implications for therapeutic intervention will also be described based on published evidence.

This course is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list then please email

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