John Bowlby: The Timeless Supervisor

    Bowlby Centre, International Attachment Network and Institute of Group Analysis (A threesome workshop: Oedipus revisited?)

    Saturday 10th June 2017, 12:30 – 16:00
    Institute of Group Analysis, London NW3 5BY

    This event is part of the Bowlby Centre’s Clinical Forum programme, in association with the Institute of Group Analysis and the International Attachment Network. 

    Speaker: Arturo Ezquerro

    Convenor: Mark Linington, Chair of Bowlby Centre’s Executive Committee.

    The talk will be largely based on Arturo Ezquerro’s experience of fortnightly supervision and mentorship with John Bowlby, at the Tavistock Clinic, during the last 6 years of his life (1984-1990). Bowlby was a humane, enthusiastic, supportive and inspiring supervisor, who encouraged and stimulated open-ended personal and professional development. He provided a reliable secure base from which it was easier to explore new territories and to integrate diverse sources of knowledge. He respected and valued the work and contributions of his colleagues, his supervisees, and the people who had educated him. As a mentor, at no point did he criticise the work of other supervisors, who were mainly of a different theoretical orientation, and saw merit in their contributions. And he offered gentle, deeply caring suggestions that would help patients to become attached, to survive and to grow. 


    12:00 PM   

    Registration and coffee

    12:30 PM   

    John Bowlby: The Timeless Supervisor

    1:30 PM      

    Light refreshments

    2:00 PM      

    Large group discussion (convened by Mark Linington and Maria Canete)

    3:30 PM

    Light refreshments


    IGA Members and Students £10
    Bowlby Centre Members and Students £10
    IAN Members £10

    Public £30

    Please note that our online booking has closed with limited spaces available. Please email to book / be put on the waiting list. First come, first serve. 

    Flyer here

    Arturo Ezquerro, consultant psychiatrist, psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and group analyst, is senior lecturer, assessor and trainer at the Institute of Group Analysis, and former Head of NHS Medical Psychotherapy Services in Brent, London. He was supervised by John Bowlby at the Tavistock Clinic (1984-1990), has published over 60 articles and book chapters in five languages, and has authored Encounters with John Bowlby: Tales of Attachment (Routledge) and Relatos de Apego (Psimatica).


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