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Attachment in practice - Part 2: Attachment: Reflecting on best practice for assessment and treatment

09 July 2019 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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This Part 2 workshop (and Part 1 workshop on 8 July 2019) will give attendees both the foundational knowledge as well as a more detailed outline of everyday clinical practice of attachment.

FULLY BOOKED. Please email: [email protected] to join the waiting list. Attachment theory proposes that a child's need to be loved and nurtured is fundamental to their ability to feel safe in the world which allows them the emotional resilience to explore their world, achieving long-term physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

It is often difficult to match this theoretical knowledge of attachment to practice in busy services, who are frequently met with many financial and other resource issues.

This Part 2 workshop will aim to provide a more detailed update on the recent best practice guidelines on the assessment and treatments of attachment.

It also aims to provide a professional space for consideration of how the new guidelines link in, and often create challenges, within clinical and therapeutic practice.

Participants can attend either Part 1 or Part 2 or both.

Target audience

Both Part 1 and Part 2 workshops are presented from the clinical perspective of child and family practitioners but would be suitable for all psychologists, psychiatrists, teachers & other education colleagues, counsellors, therapists, emotional well-being nurses, looked after children’s nurses, fostering and adoption workers, mental health workers and social workers with an interest in the topic area.

Part 1 will consider foundational attachment knowledge, linking in to more recent theoretical themes, whereas Part 2 is aimed at those clinicians who require a more detailed knowledge of everyday practice issues.


Participants may find it helpful to read ‘Attachment across the Lifecourse’ (Howe 2011) prior to attending.

BPS London Office
30 Tabernacle Street

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Consider assessment and treatment considerations & gain further insight into the unique challenges and considerations which face clinicians working with children and families with attachment difficulties
  2. Consider some of the psychological, social, and learning implications of children with attachment difficulties
  3. Gain further knowledge around wider related issues such as working effectively with multidisciplinary colleagues involved with children and young people with attachment difficulties


09:30-10:00 Registration
10:00 Workshop starts
12:30-13:00 Lunch (provided)
16:30 Workshop ends

Facilitator:  Dr Mariëtte Henning-Pugh CPsychol

Dr Mariëtte Henning-Pugh is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience of working with children and young people and their families with a wide range of attachment difficulties and trauma presentations across multiple settings.

Currently Dr Henning-Pugh works across two NHS Trusts, and in private practice, with children and families on the edge of care and where children have been adopted or placed in foster or kinship care.

Non-Members £245.00 (£204.17 +VAT)
Society Members £153.00 (£127.50 + VAT)

Please note: online bookings will close at midday on 8 July 2019.   

To register for the workshop you need to sign into your BPS user account or create a new account by clicking the ‘create an account’ button.

When signed in, click the ‘register’ button to book onto the workshop.

Terms and conditions apply.

For further information please contact [email protected]


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