Attachment and Inter-family Therapy

Format: Zoom (via Eventbrite)

Speaker: Dr Javier Sempere and Dr Claudio Fuenzalida

Date: Saturday 26th June 14.00 – 15.30 GMT

IAN & AGIP Members fee £35 (enter members discount code at point of purchase) | Non-members fee: £50


This Seminar is also Week 15 of our PG Certificate in Attachment Theory. Registered PG Cert students will be given a code to access free tickets on the Eventbrite page on the day of the seminar.

Inter-family Therapy is a modern form of therapeutic work, scientifically validated, which is placed half-way between psychotherapy and social intervention. It brings together different therapeutic models such as attachment theory, group analysis, large group work, systemic family therapy and the so-called “Open Dialogue Practice”. It is applicable not only to mental health, but also to dealing with a variety of human problems and in a variety of institutions. It is a model which has proved to be useful for psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, doctors, social workers, occupational therapists, teachers and other professional groups. It is a simple, practical and human treatment which implies a more social, ecological and democratic way of understanding and of acting on the problems of human beings, which could be expanded as a widespread model of intervention in mental health, social services and education, thanks to its efficiency and low cost.

In this seminar Dr Javier Sempere and Dr Claudio Fuenzalida will bring together the theoretical and practical aspects of inter-family therapy. They will introduce some general theoretical concepts for multifamily therapy before more specifically focusing on the “Interfamily Therapy” model. Practical engagement will be encouraged through video revision discussion and role playing.


  1. Mental health and its application in Multifamily Therapy.
  2. Interfamily Therapy as a specific model of Multifamily Therapy.
  3. Theoretical foreground and methodology of Interfamily Therapy based in attachment theory and dialogical practices.
  4. Application of Interfamily interventions in different contexts.


About the Speakers

Dr Javier Sempere is a psychiatrist, group, family and multifamily therapist, teacher and supervisor. He is Director of the Interfamily Therapy Centre (CTI) in Elche, Spain.

Dr Claudio Fuenzalida is a clinical psychologist, teacher and supervisor in Multifamily Therapy.  He is also assistant coordinator of Interfamily the Therapy Centre (CTI) in Elche, Spain.