A full Day CPD with Professor Jeremy Holmes

Attachment for Clinicians: The Science and Art of Attachment-informed Psychology

The Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership is delighted to welcome to Cardiff Professor Jeremy Holmes, one of the foremost writers on attachment theory.

Date: Saturday April 1st 2017      Venue: The Park Inn Cardiff


Cost:  Early Bird Booking: has finished

Group bookings 10 people plus  pay £96 per delegate

General Price:  £95 + VAT  (£114) from 1st February 2017

WPP Members £85.50 + Vat  (£102.60)


Jeremy Holmes MD FRCPsych. BPC is a psychiatrist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. For 35 years he worked as Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in the NHS, providing a district psychotherapy service in North Devon, focussing especially on people with Borderline Personality Disorder. He set up and co-runs a Masters and now Doctoral psychoanalytic psychotherapy training programme at Exeter University.

Professor Holmes has a lifelong interest in Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis and has contributed much to these fields. He has written 120 + papers and book chapters in the field of Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis, and 15 books including John Bowlby and Attachment Theory (1992), and Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy (2005, co-edited with Glen Gabbard and Judy Beck). His publication Exploring in Security: Towards an Attachment-informed Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Routledge 2010) won the Canadian Psychological Association Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Goethe award for best book of the year. He was the recipient in 2009 of the New York Bowlby-Ainsworth award for contributions to Attachment Theory.

Now partially retired, Professor Holmes lectures nationally and internationally, when he can be enticed away from the idyllic setting of his farm in Devon! We are fortunate to be able to welcome him to Cardiff.



The emerging discipline of Attachment-informed relational neuroscience offers a cutting-edge scientific underpinning for psychodynamic psychotherapy. At this interactive workshop that would be relevant for psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, counsellors and psychiatrists, Professor Holmes distils key features of Attachment from a relational standpoint and helps us understand therapeutic techniques that: 

  • assist provision of a secure base
  • lead to sensitive listening & responding
  • facilitate emergent meanings
  • foster reflexive practice

Combining Attachment-based approaches with object relations/relational perspectives, the workshop will look at:

  • the features of and intergenerational transmission of Attachment security and insecurity
  • the role of mentalising / 'mind-mindedness' in child development and in the therapist-client relationship; and
  • the emergence of complex and nuanced narratives in the course of therapy

The workshop includes a 'live supervision' session illustrating the practical implications of these theoretical discussions. 


Opportunity to buy Books by Jeremy on the day:

During the breaks there will be an opportunity to purchase books at discounted prices from Bookmark, who will have a stall at the venue. 


booking form(word doc) for group bookings

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