Psychosis through an Attachment Lens

Format: Zoom (via Eventbrite)

Speaker: Kate Brown

Date: Saturday 25th September 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 17 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 seminar, Kate Brown considers the application of attachment theory to understanding the symptoms, treatment and outcomes of those suffering from psychosis and the institutional environments which will enable or
hinder recovery. Disorganised attachment styles and early relational trauma can provide a context to understand a persons psychotic symptoms, such as paranoia, hallucinations and delusions. The qualities needed inthe therapeutic relationship, such as the therapist being emotionally available to the patient and acting as a secure base is explored. The seminar concludes by looking at what qualities in an institutional context might be needed to enable an attachment informed approach to psychosis.

About the Speaker

Kate Brown is an UKCP registered Attachment Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist who trained and taught at the Bowlby Centre. Kate is currently in private practice in Bournemouth, and a PhD candidate at Middlesex University researching the history of the therapeutic community movement.