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Working Therapeutically with Attachment Injuries:
Exploring therapeutic approaches to healing and repair in intimate relationships

The Department of Family Studies is organising a workshop on Working Therapeutically with Attachment Injuries by Professor Arlene Vetere. It is going to be held on Campus, University of Malta on 24 April 2015 from 0900hrs to 1630hrs in room LC217.

The workshop will outline an integration of attachment theory and narrative theory with systemic theory and practice that facilitates a richer formulation of relational trauma, experienced both within and between generations in the family. Using the framework of 'attachment injury', as developed by Susan Johnson in Emotion Focused Therapy with couples, we shall explore therapeutic approaches to healing and repair in intimate relationships.

Arlene Vetere is Professor of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice at Diakonhjemmet University College, Oslo, Norway; Affiliate Professor, Department of Family Studies, Malta University; and recently retired Professor of Clinical Psychology, Surrey University, UK. She is a clinical psychologist and systemic psychotherapist specialising in working with couples and families, and with violence and substance use in families. In the past she has worked in clinical settings designated for older people and their families, with child and adolescent problems, with the child protection system and family courts, with acute psychiatric and rehabilitation settings, with intellectual and physical disability, and with community, in-patient and out-patient settings. The workshop draws on her book: Dallos R and Vetere A (2009) Systemic Therapy and Attachment Narratives: Applications in a range of clinical settings. London: Routledge

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Last Updated: 20 March 2015

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