The Look of Love: Attachment and Intimacy

Co-Sponsored by Contemporary Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy of NY and The Contemporary Freudian Society
Dr. Christopher Clulow, Former Director of Tavistock Relationships
Saturday and Sunday, October 7th and 8th, 2017

This two-day seminar will broaden understanding of how our earliest love relationships provide the foundation for – if not necessarily the prototypes of – all adult love relationships, especially those we have as partners and parents. It considers the significance of the parental couple for child development, and how adult love relationships differ from those of childhood, and it will enhance understanding of what secure and insecure partnerships look like.

Through clinical illustrations, film, and attachment informed concepts, the seminar will explore aspects of love, and consider their implications for couple relationships and therapeutic practice. The seminar pays particular attention to Donald Winnicott’s concept of mirroring in highlighting processes that are central to regulating affect in close relationships and fostering change.

Date/Times:      Saturday, October 7th – 9:00am-5:00pm

& Sunday, October 8th – 10:00am-1:00pm

Location:            The Culture Center, 410 Columbus Ave, NYC

Program Fee:    $200 Regular Admission

$150 for CFS Members

$50 for Candidates and Students (must bring ID)

Contact Hours: 10

Online registration link: www.cpcpnyc.com/events/clulow

Please contact tania@cpcpnyc.com with any questions.

Dr. Christopher Clulow is a Consultant Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Senior Fellow at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, London. He has published extensively on marriage, partnerships, parenthood and couple psychotherapy, most recently from an attachment perspective. He teaches in the UK and overseas, and maintains a private practice in London through the Balint Consultancy and in his home town of St Albans where he has lived with his family for the past forty years.

Learning Objectives:

Identify the building blocks of attachment security in the original couple of mother and infant and its impact on the
adult couple.

Discuss how neuroscience and epigenetics impact development of the capacity to love.
Explore how Donald Winnicott’s concept of mirroring impacts affect regulation in close relationships.

Continuing Education Contact Hours:

Social Workers: The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0087. CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance of the entire program and completed online evaluation form. No partial credits will be offered. It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements. Upon completion of this program and online evaluation form, participants will be granted 10 CE credits.

Psychoanalysts: The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #P-0021. CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance of the entire program and completed online evaluation form.   No partial credits will be offered.   It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements. Upon completion of this program and online evaluation form, participants will be granted 10 CE credits.

Who Should Attend:

The instructional level for this activity is advanced. Mental Health Professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, e.g. LPs, LCATs, and pastoral counselors) and those with an interest in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic thinking and clinical applications.

Important Disclosure Information:

The planners for this activity have indicated that they have no relevant relationships to disclose.

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