Systemic Practice, Therapy and Narratives of Attachment Workshop with Professor Arlene Vetere

Course overview

The Course will be held etween 10:00 and 16:30 each day in the Worsley Building, University of Leeds

Systemic Practice, Therapy and Narratives of Attachment. This two day workshop will explore the integration of modern attachment theory and narrative theory with systemic theory and practice. Such an integration affords a rich developmental perspective on current family relational difficulties and provides guidance for practice.

The workshop will focus on intergenerational learning in families, particularly the development of replicative and corrective scripts for us as parents and partners, and on unresolved relational trauma and loss, and thus on healing and repair in our close relationships.

Cultural issues will be addressed through the development of relational safety and security such that we can respond with resilience to the demands and expectations that our cultures make and ask of us. The workshop will consist of the presentation of research and theory, small group discussions and reflexive practice based activities.

Professor Arlene Vetere

Professor Arlene Vetere

Arlene is a professor of family therapy and systemic practice at VID Specialized University, Oslo, Norway. She is a registered systemic therapist, systemic supervisor and clinical psychologist in the UK where she lives.

Her book, co-authored with Rudi Dallos, Systemic Therapy and Attachment Narratives, published by Routledge in 2009, is currently under revision for its second edition.

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Important Information 

The bookings are for the two-day workshop only.  In order to make our trainings as accessible as possible and keep costs low refreshments will not be provided in the fee but there are several refreshment options for delegates in the Worsley Building.

Disability access – the rooms for the training have level access from Clarendon Way via lifts.

The University campus is entirely breastfeeding friendly and there are no restrictions on bottle or breastfeeding at the University.

The workshop fee is exempt from VAT. Bookings are accepted on the understanding that the workshop is offered in good faith but may have to be rescheduled or altered for reasons outside the control of the organiser. The University of Leeds reserves the right to cancel the workshop, in which case the fees will be refunded in full. In the event of cancellation, the University will not be held liable for delegates' travel or accommodation expenses. Where a delegate wishes to cancel a booking, written cancellations received up to 14 days prior to the start of the workshop will be accommodated. After this date the full fee is chargeable and no refund will be made. However, we can accept substitution of a delegate at any time without additional charge.

Certificates of attendance for CPD will be available at the end of the workshop.

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