Attachment and the Couple

Format: Zoom (via Eventbrite)

Speaker: Nicola Jones

Date: Saturday 12th June 14.00 – 15.30 BST

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


This Seminar is also Week 13 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.

In this lecture Nicola Jones considers the value of identifying a couple’s care-seeking (attachment system) and caregiving dynamics and how this interacts with the sexual, intimacy, interest sharing and exploratory aspects of their relationship and their lives. She discusses the usefulness of identifying both the broad categories of adult attachment styles and the unique attachment history and internal working model of each partner to elucidate and evaluate couples’ presenting problems, and she demonstrates the value of discerning the presence or absence of fear and safety and of interest sharing and exploration in the couple relationship with reference to some neuroscientific models.


About the Speaker:

Nicola Jones works as a psychotherapist in private practice with couples and individuals and is on the Executive Committee of the International Attachment Network, UK. She trained with Relate, with the Institute of Family Therapy and furthered her studies in attachment theory. She has an MA in Gender Studies from the School of African and Asian Studies. Nicola trains individual therapists to work with couples and developed a short course in the use and relevance of attachment theory in relationship therapy. Nicola has undertaken speaking engagements in a variety of international settings relating to matters of social justice, sustainability and gender. Her first career was as a lawyer and family business adviser.