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Introduction to Attachment-informed Practice in Social Work: Understanding Strategies and Promoting Positive Change 2

This session is primarily for managers, but is open to anyone who attended the first session (19/9/24).

Introduction to Attachment-informed Practice in Social Work: Understanding Strategies and Promoting Positive Change 2
Introduction to Attachment-informed Practice in Social Work: Understanding Strategies and Promoting Positive Change 2

Time & Location

03 Oct 2024, 10:00 – 12:00

Microsoft Teams

About the Event

Open to all social work practitioners across Adult and Children's Services within the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership. Please see our Partner organisations below. 

Training overview: 

This five-hour course is equal parts theory and practical applications. It is for professionals from a range of specialties within social work and related professions.

What the course covers:

  • Understanding the key elements of contemporary attachment theory, specifically, the Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM) of Attachment and Adaptation.
  • Learning a model of attachment that is strengths-based, non-labelling and non-pathologising.
  • Understanding the relevance of attachment theory to social work (the second session will emphasise the relevance to managers).
  • How attachment theory helps our understanding of the long-term effects of trauma and loss.
  • Practical applications: Learning a bio-psycho-social model that offers a common language for case formulation, tracking progress, and programme evaluation based on strengths and adaptation rather than disorder, dysfunction and deficits.

This session is primarily for managers but will be open to anyone who attends the first session.

Facilitator Bio:

Clark Baim, PhD. is a Senior Trainer, Clinical Supervisor and Psychotherapist (UKCP, BPA) based in Birmingham, UK. He is on the faculty of the Family Relations Institute (Miami, FL. and Reggio Emilia, Italy) and runs training courses on the Adult Attachment Interview (DMM version). He has run introductory courses focused on the DMM since 2002. He is the co-author of 'Attachment-based Practice with Adults' (Baim and Morrison, 2011, Pavilion Publishing) and other books, chapters and articles focused on the DMM. Clark has also written extensively on his practice in criminal justice contexts and about his practice as a psychodrama psychotherapist in prisons. Clark works as a psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor, consultant and author, and has delivered training in 30 countries through his training company, Change Point Ltd.  

Deadline for registering: Thursday the 5th September 

Partner Organisations: 

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City University

Chershire East Council

City of Stoke-on-Trent Council

City of Wolverhampton council

Coventry City Council

Coventry University

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Keele University

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Shropshire Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Staffordshire county council (Including MPFT)

Staffordshire Universty

Telford & Wrekin Council

University of Birmingham

University of Warwick

University of Wolverhampton

University of Worcester

Walsall Council

Warwickshire County Council

Worcestershire County Council

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