THE McCLUSKEY MODEL FOR EXPLORING THE DYNAMICS OF ATTACHMENT IN ADULT LIFE
BIENNIAL RESIDENTIAL CONFERENCE ON EXPLORATORY GOAL-CORRECTED PSYCHOTHERAPY (EGCP)
MAY 13 to 17, 2019,
DROMANTINE RETREAT & CONFERENCE CENTRE, NEWRY, CO. DOWN.
Dr. Una McCluskey is the creator of a new model of dynamic psychotherapy/consultations entitled Exploratory Goal-Corrected Psychotherapy (EGCP), (EGCC).
The Conference is relevant to all those in the caring professions, medical, psychological, social, artistic and educational.
McCluskey has worked with over 800 qualified practitioners in the caring professions and has evidence to support the idea that becoming a more effective careseeker is the driver for change in overall development and sense of wellbeing. This Conference will provide participants with an insight into the dynamics of attachment in their own lives and the lives of their clients and how to work effectively towards change.
Participants will take part in small closed confidential exploratory groups each morning, where the focus will be on the dynamics of attachment in their own lives. These groups will be facilitated by staff who have trained in the McCluskey Model. In the afternoons there will be presentations from practitioners who are using the Model and who work in a range of setting from early life to old age and dementia, infant and adult mental health, homelessness, end of life and those who seek help from private practitioners.
The Model is currently being offered to those studying for their doctorate in clinical psychology in Limerick and Galway and to those at the Bowlby Centre in London undertaking their four-year UKCP approved training in attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapy, as an integral part of their training.
The Model is based on the work of Dr Dorothy Heard and Dr. Brian Lake who built on the work of Dr. John Bowlby, (Heard and Lake The Attachment Dynamic in Adult Life, (1986) British Journal of Psychiatry) and their seminal book The Challenge of Attachment for Caregiving, (1997) Routledge. It is also based on research carried out by Una McCluskey, see To be Met as a Person: The dynamics of attachment in therapeutic encounters, (2005) Karnac and subsequently with Head & Lake Attachment Therapy with Adolescents & Adults Theory and Practice post-Bowlby (2009/2012) Karnac.
All are welcome. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Fee for the training, which includes 20 hours’ experiential work and 12 presentations is £385. Residential costs for en suite rooms and full board for 5 nights is £340.