The International Attachment Network presents:
Working with the Attachment Across the Lifespan.
A Zoom Workshop.
Saturday 27th June 10.00 – 13.00
IAN members and AGIP members £25 | Non-members £40
Speakers: Katja Simoncelli, Joe Druce & Gema Hadridge, Early Years Parenting Unit (EYPU), Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
As psychotherapists our work is usually limited to just one aspect of the family attachment system, the individual or the family group. Join the Anna Freud EYPU team to understand what changes when psychotherapeutic treatment integrates the attachment needs of both parent and the child, and the family as a whole.
Katja Simoncelli, Joe Druce and Gema Hadridge, clinicians in the Anna Freud Centre’s Early Years Parenting Unit (EYPU) present an overview of their important attachment-based work with families on the edge of the care system. Integrating multi-family, parent-child and adult individual & group treatment, their two day per week program aims to equip parents under the care of social services, with the ability to provide their children with safe, emotionally attuned and responsive care.
Ticket prices are subsidized by IAN and all profits fund the work of the International Attachment Network. It is policy of the International Attachment Network to keep audience size to a minimum so that all attendees may engage directly with the speaker, therefore tickets are limited and early purchase is advised. Zoom invitations will be issued prior to the event.
The Early Years Parenting Unit (EYPU) at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families is a multi-family assessment and treatment service for parents with difficulties in their personality functioning which impact significantly on their ability to: regulate their emotions; form safe, collaborative relationships, including relationships with professionals; parent their children safely.
Parents attend with their babies and children under the age of five, all of whom are on the edge of care and have social services involvement. The EYPU and the local authority work closely together and parents who are successful in the EYPU assessment phase proceed to the 18-month treatment programme.
The EYPU offers a comprehensive intervention which integrates adult and child mental health by addressing the child’s developmental needs, the parent’s personality difficulties, and the parent-child relationship. Families attend the EYPU day unit programme for two full days a week and participate in multi-family activities and parent-child attachment-based therapy. In addition, parents are offered individual and group psychotherapy within a mentalisation based treatment model.
Katja Simoncelli is an HCPC registered Charted Clinical Psychologist and a Systemic Practitioner. She has been employed as a therapist at the Early Years Parenting Unit (EYPU), Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families since April 2016
Joe Druce BA (Hons) MA is an SWE registered Social Worker. He has worked across a range of settings including with looked after children with complex needs for Derby City Council and in child protection for the London Borough of Islington and has been employed as a therapist at the Early Years Parenting Unit (EYPU), Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families since 2015.
Gema Hadridge BSc, MA is a SWE registered Social Worker. She has worked across a range of settings in health and social care services, including adult and CAMHS inpatient services and has been employed as a therapist at the Early Years Parenting Unit (EYPU), Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families since January 2017.