A Homage to the Inspiration of Mary Main

A Homage to the Inspiration of Mary Main
Confirmed

UCL Psychoanalysis Unit

 

Attachment and Trauma:
State of the Art

 

A Homage to the Inspiration of Mary Main

A two-day UCL Psychoanalysis Unit Conference

Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 May 2023

UCL and Online


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About

Speakers and Chairs will include:
 

Ruth Feldman and Karen Yirmiya
(Center for Developmental Social Neuroscience, IDC, Israel)

Paul Gilbert 
(University of Derby, the Compassionate Mind Foundation, UK and University of Queensland, Australia)
Susan Golombok
(University of Cambridge, UK)

Eamon McCrory
(UCL, and Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, UK)
 
Haatembo Mooya
(University of Zambia, Africa)
 
Eva Rufenacht
(Hopitaux Universitaires Geneve, Switzerland)
 
David Trickey
(Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, UK)
 
Liz Allison
(University College London, UK)
 
Chloe Campbell
(University College London, UK)
 
Pasco Fearon
(University of Cambridge, UK)

Peter Fonagy
(UCL, and Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, UK)

Patrick Luyten
(UCL, and KU Leuven, Belgium)
 
Mary Main’s argument for the need for a representational concept of attachment (Main, Kaplan and Cassidy 1985) and her identification of a category of disorganised/disoriented attachment that was particularly associated with children who had experienced adversity (Main and Solomon, 1986) were key landmarks in the development of attachment studies (Rutter, Kreppner & Sonuga-Barke, 2009).  This event will build on Main’s groundbreaking insight into the far-reaching impact that early trauma can have on a person’s capacity to represent, interpret and navigate their social world.  We will address both biological and cultural aspects of attachment, exploring the neuroscience and other biomarkers of attachment trauma and considering research that indicates the need to interrogate our assumptions about risks and protective factors in a person’s cultural context.  These insights have profoundly influenced our ability to address trauma therapeutically and the conference will share new developments in intervention and prevention of the consequences of trauma, with particular attention to mentalisation-based and compassion-focused approaches.
 
Registration

We have created a hybrid event with in-person tickets and an online version on both days.

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When
5/13/2023 - 5/14/2023
Where
ONSITE AND ONLINE