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Attachment Narrative Therapy (ANT)

Event/course Code SFVSS 19/040
Event/course type Training course
Event Introduction This four day course will provide an overview of the Attachment Narrative Therapy (ANT) approach which consists of a combination of three perspectives:
• Attachment theory
• Systemic family therapy
• Narrative therapy and theory

The course will illustrate how these perspectives are combined into an integrated approach to treatment which is applicable to a wide range of clinical presentations. This interactive and engaging course offers an overview of how the ANT approach offers a framework for case formulation to guide the course of therapy.

ANT is organised around four components of therapy:
• Creating a safe base
• Fostering exploration
• Attempting change
• Maintaining the therapeutic relationship and changes
Event Content ANT provides clinicians with a road map that can guide families to strengthen their relational bonds and is highly useful in guiding clinicians when they are working with families where anxiety, depression, PTSD, carer-child relational issues and family violence have been present.

The ANT approach features the use of a range of clinical techniques - 'formats for exploration' which are employed as part of therapeutic sessions. The approach will be illustrated with case material in the form of role play, activities and video material. Illustration of the applications of ANT will be drawn from work with families, couples and individuals and will include discussion of applications in relation to eating disorders, autism, conduct disorders couples dynamics and conflict and trauma.

There will be opportunity for participants to discuss clinical cases from their own practice.

Delegates attending this training are required to commit to attending all four days.

This training will be delivered By Professor Arlene Vetere and Professor Rudi Dallos.

Arlene Vetere, FBPsS, FAcSS, is professor of family therapy and systemic practice at VID Specialized University, Oslo, Norway. She has recently retired from her position as Deputy Director of the Clinical Psychology Doctorate at Surrey University, UK. She is a clinical psychologist registered with the UK HCPC, and a systemic psychotherapist and supervisor registered with the UKCP. She has authored numerous books and articles, and three with Professor Rudi Dallos - the latest most relevant to this presentation is 'Systemic Therapy and Narratives of Attachment - Applications in a range of clinical settings', 2009, Routledge. She has co-edited with Professor Tarren Sweeney, 'Mental Health Services for Vulnerable Children and Young People - Supporting children who are, or have been, in foster care', 2013, Routledge.

Rudi Dallos is Professor and Research Director on the Clinical Psychology training programme at the University of Plymouth. He has practised as a family therapist for over 30 years and is currently engaged in a major research programme to evaluate a systemic/attachment based therapy (SAFE) for families with a child with a diagnosis of autism.

Professor Dallos has published several books, such as An Introduction to Family Therapy (2000), Attachment Narrative Therapy (2006), Systemic Therapy and Attachment Narratives (2009) and Attachment and Family Therapy (2014).
Event Learning Outcomes By the end of the four day course delegates will be able to:

• Analyse the Attachment Narrative Therapy approach
• Explore how the three perspectives are combined into an integrated approach to treatment
• Identify how the ANT approach offers a framework for case formulation to guide the course of therapy.
• Describe the four components of ANT
• Evaluate the applications of ANT from work with families, couples and individuals
• Describe use of applications in relation to eating disorders, autism, conduct disorders couples dynamics and conflict and trauma.
• Reflect and discuss clinical cases from their own practice.
Trainers Various Trainers
Course categories Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
Age Ranges
0 - 5 yrs No 5 - 7 yrs No 7 - 11 yrs No 11 - 19 yrs No 19 yrs No 
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Monday 30 September 201909:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 2Tuesday 1 October 201909:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 3Tuesday 22 October 201909:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 4Wednesday 23 October 201909:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY