In this presentation, Dr. Ruth Schmidt Neven describes the theory and practice of attachment including its history and research. The presentation helps us comprehend how attachment as a relational construct expands from infancy over the lifespan. Within this context, positive infant-parent relationships have a transformative function that create the potential for mutuality, reciprocity and shared meaning and thereby provide a continuing protective system through to adulthood. The presentation looks closely at the therapeutic challenges we face as practitioners when there is a breakdown in the attachment process. How do we link relationships, attachment and the brain and therapeutically address cognitive functioning, brain development and the perpetuation of trauma for the developing child? Through exploring the benefits of a meaning making psychodynamic approach, Dr. Ruth Schmidt Neven brings to life the opportunities we have in our therapeutic interactions.
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Expires in 2021.