An Introduction to Attachment Narrative Therapy
- 22 May - 23 May 2019
This two day workshop is part of the Child and Family Wellbeing series. These workshops have been categorised into three levels to help you determine which workshop is right for you depending on your level of practice experience and your professional development goals. An Introduction to Attachment Narrative Therapy sits within Level 3: Mastering Your Craft.
Professor in Family Therapy, Rudi Dallos identified becoming stuck in practice when working with complex relational trauma. No one single therapeutic model was meeting the needs of families so he created his own road map, The Attachment Narrative Therapy (ANT) framework. ANT combines attachment theory, narrative theory and therapy and systemic theory and therapy.
ANT provides clinicians with a road map that can guide families to strengthen their relational bonds and is highly useful in guiding clinicians when they are working with families where anxiety, depression, PTSD, carer-child relational issues and family violence have been present.
Day one will explore the theoretical and practical implications of creating a therapeutic secure base. Following this, we will draw on the work of Mary Main to explore the utility of the Adult Attachment Interview to practice in exploring attachment narratives. The day will be interspersed with small and large group discussion and activities. We encourage you to bring current cases that you are feeling stuck with.
Day 2 will focus on how we can introduce alternatives to families, look for exceptions and use systemic ideas to reduce patterns of escalation in relationships. Following this we will explore how you can bring creative and paradoxical approaches to your practice when ending contact with families. Again, the day will provide both theoretical and practical strategies that you can begin implementing in your practice immediately.
If you are feeling stuck in your practice with complex cases, if you are feeling unable to make sense of the emotions families bring, or perhaps you are looking for a flexible guide to practice, then ANT is a great place to start.
This workshop will introduce you to Attachment Narrative Therapy and provide you with a comprehensive road map for working with complex relational trauma by guiding you through the four stages of the ANT process of change:
- Creating a secure base.
- Exploring attachment narratives within a systemic framework
- Considering alternatives
- Consolidating change and maintaining the therapeutic base
Early Bird Rate: $520 (incl. GST), register and pay before April 26, 2019
Full Fee: $560 (incl. GST)
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Berry Street Central Office, 1 Salisbury Street, Richmond VIC 3121
Phone: (03) 9429 9266
How to Get There
Tram: Berry Street is conveniently located on tram routes No. 48 or No. 75 (travels down Flinders St and Bridge Rd), Tram route 78 (travels down Church St) and Tram route 109 (travels down Collins St and Victoria St).
Train: Berry Street is also close to both West Richmond and North Richmond train stations, both of which are on the Epping and Hurstbridge lines.
For more public transport information please visit Public Transport Victoria.
Taxi: Berry Street is just a 10 minute taxi ride from the Melbourne CBD. To book a taxi call Yellow Cabs on 13 22 27.
Parking: There are plenty of 2 hours parking spaces around Berry Street, check Buckingham Street, Kent Street, Laity Street or Lincoln Street. Four hour parking is available in Risley St. An all-day parking option is the Coles Richmond Plaza carpark off Church Street. The cost for all day parking is $16 and is a 10 minute walk from the office.
Payment Terms & Conditions
Payment must be made at the time of registration and only credit cards (VISA and Mastercard) will be accepted. Your registration will not be confirmed unless payment has been processed.
A confirmation/tax invoice will be issued upon registration to your nominated email address.
A full refund will be issued for cancellations up until 7 days prior to the workshop. No refunds will be issued after this date however substitutions are welcome.
Please be advised if payment or cancellation notification is not received as per the above terms and conditions your ability to attend future event will be impacted.
Should the Berry Street Childhood Institute cancel a course for any reason, those registered at this time will be entitled to a full refund of registration fees only, and this will incur no administrative charges or penalties.
- 22 May - 23 May 2019