Attachment Perspectives on Borderline Personality Disorder: Implications for Therapy

A one-day workshop with Dr. Gwen Adshead

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When: 23 September, 2017, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dr. Gwen Adshead

Where: The Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork

Attachment theory provides useful perspectives on emotionally unstable or borderline personality disorder (BPD); both in terms of how the disorder develops and in terms of therapy. In this practical and interactive workshop, Dr. Adshead will use a perspective based on attachment theory and mentalisation to explore:

  • How the psychopathology of emotional instability develops
  • Hostile, helpless states of mind and epistemic trust
  • The relationship with disorganised attachment and its sequelae
  • How this understanding informs our therapeutic approaches
  • How this understanding influences the way we think about families and their therapeutic needs
  • Language and threat: use of ‘why’ questions, silence and poor mentalising
  • Preventing and managing attachment anxiety

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Asymmetry of the Brain and Human Meaning

A one-day seminar with Dr. Iain McGilchrist

When: 08 December, 2017 9.30am – 4.30pm
Where: Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

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Almost everything you think you know about differences between the brain hemispheres is wrong. The topic was taken over and distorted by pop psychology, and hence understandably, but nonetheless irrationally, neglected by the mainstream.   So why is the brain, an organ that exists only to make connections, divided and asymmetrical?  What does it tell us about the structure of the world we inhabit?  Why does life seem to be in the process of draining itself of meaning?  Iain McGilchrist will argue that lateralisation is now the topic in neuroscience of greatest significance for understanding the human condition.

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The Right Brain, Left Brain Divide: Its Relevance to Psychiatry, Psychology and Psychotherapy

A one-day seminar with Dr. Iain McGilchrist

When: 09 December, 2017 9.30am – 4.30pm
Where: The River Lee Hotel, Western Road, Cork

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Psychotherapy – and indeed psychiatry and psychology – find themselves squeezed by demands that are fundamentally destructive of their proper practice and ethic.  This comes from a misunderstanding of the nature of the therapeutic encounter, which is not a product but a process.

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