Attachment and internal working models in Supervision Groups

    Continuing Professional Development

    The Institute of Group Analysis
    1 Daleham Gardens, London NW3 5BY

    Saturday 5th October 2013, 9:45am – 4:30pm

    Robert Plant & Margaret Smith

    This course is for those who have completed a Supervision Training or who have supervisory experience either individual or group.
    SH Foulkes talked about group analysis as being of the group by the group including the conductor. Using insights from relational psychotherapy about the impact of the therapist’s attachment style, themes for the day will include:

    • The significance of attachment styles in supervisory relationships
    • Theoretical underpinnings for thinking about attachment in supervision groups
    • The impact of the supervisor’s attachment style on the supervision group
    • The importance of understanding attachment styles in the supervision group matrix.
    • Understanding countertransference through the lens of attachment behaviour
    • The day will also include practical work where participants will be invited to make links between their attachment styles and their use of countertransference in supervision groups

    9:45am     Arrival and Registration
    10:00am   Welcome and Introduction 
    10:20am   Attachment, internal working models and group supervision
    11:30am   Refreshment Break
    12:00pm   Small group exercise
    1:00pm     Lunch
    1:45pm     Small group exercise - exploration of attachment and supervision
    2:15pm     Small group discussion
    3:15pm     Refreshment Break
    3:30pm     Median Group
    4:30pm     Close

    Robert Plant is a Group Analyst and a member of staff of the NHS Psychotherapy Department of Wonford House Hospital, Exeter since 2002 and a private practice. He co-conducts groups as part of a Combined Therapy for people with Borderline Personality Disorder in which group supervision is an important component. He is a Trainer on the MRC Psych Course.
    Margaret Smith is a Group Analyst and Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.  She worked as a Staff Support Manager providing Staff Counselling, Post Trauma Support, Mediation, and Psychotherapy Groups for Staff who work in NHS settings, Consultancy and Supervision within the NHS. She is a member of BAPPS. She currently works independently offering individual and group therapy, supervision training and organizational consultancy. 
    Fee: £75
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