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Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) CPD Day: Attachment and DIT

Learn more about our Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT): Attachment and DIT CPD day.

About this training

In this training, Dr Patrick Luyten will look at the way attachment informs the work we do in DIT, including the IPAF and transference.

This course will focus on the importance of the DIT therapist's capacity to move flexibly along the spectrum of interventions aimed at fostering mentalizing and interventions that focus on increasing insight into the patient's repetitive interpersonal pattern (i.e., the IPAF), tailored to the patient's specific attachment style.

Aims of the training

  • To situate attachment in the context of object relations and mentalization theories.

  • To provide ways of integrating attachment styles into your DIT practice, including recognising, formulating and working with attachment related defences.

  • To provide strategies for responding to hyperactivating and deactivating attachment styles, including fostering embodied mentalizing in patients.

Who is this training for?

The training is geared towards DIT practitioners, however, it would also be relevant to psychodynamic/analytic therapists who have an interest in working with attachment related issues in psychotherapy.

This training is also relevant to DIT Supervisors who would find it helpful in their supervision of DIT clinicians as well as for DIT Complex Care practitioners.

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