Divisional of Educational & Child Psychology One Day Event


Anxiety, Autism and Attachment

There has been a rapid growth in our understanding of autism and attachment and the overlap between the two over recent years.  For practitioners there is a need to clarify and update knowledge particularly in how it relates to assessment and intervention.  The conference would be to look at the interface between  anxiety, autism and attachment  difficulties. It would include a keynote talk on the basis of these in the brain. There is a plan for a second keynote talk on the presenting features of Autism v Attachment. Two additional talks would be from a young person with autism and a journalist who grew up in care and could reflect on attachment issues from a personal point of view. There would be time for workshops by practitioners related to the conference themes.


Full Conference programme available to download.


Andrew Curran, Consultant paediatric neurologist, Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool- Autism and the brain’s working – how far have we got?

Heather Moran, Author of ‘The Coventry Grid’ Distinguishing between the behaviour patterns of ASD and significant attachment problems: The Coventry Grid
Paul Issacs - Autism, Anxiety and Mental Health

Phil Frampton- Bring Back Orphanages – Bring Back Attachments


Dr Marian Perkins, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

Hilary Kennedy, educational psychologist and co-editor of the recent book ‘Video Interaction Guidance’ (2011: Video interaction guidance and attachment

Dr Perkins, headteacher Woodeaton Manor School: Autism Friendly Schools


Call for submissions have now closed.




The conference is fully booked. Please email Nicola Heath to add your name to the waiting list.


Cost to attend

£60 DECP Members

£80 BPS Members

£95 All Others

Accommodation Options


Malborough House Hotel 

Travelodge Oxford

Costwold Lodge
Holiday Inn

Best Western Linton Lodge

Mercure Eastgate Town House


Venue: Woodeaton Manor School, Oxfordshire,  June 16th, 2012   9.00 – 4.30pm

Sat, 16/06/2012 (All day)
Contact Information: 

Nicola Heath, Conference Organiser

BPS Conferences

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 9555