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Jayne McConkey, Dr Caryl Sibbett & Colin Simms at Attachment & the Arts: 'Sorry for your Troubles'

21 May 2018

Jayne McConkey, Dr Caryl Sibbett and Colin Simms present on transgenerational trauma in Northern Ireland at the Attachment & the Arts conference on 5th October 2018...

This 9th ‘Attachment and the Arts’ conference focuses on research developments in understanding how relational power operates in mental health difficulties and how that same relational power may determine whether psychological therapy may help or harm those who seek help from its services. 

Jayne McConkey, Dr Caryl Sibbett and Colin Simms will be presenting ‘Sorry for your Troubles’. Rooted in the Northern Ireland experience, this presentation will explore the impact of chronic, historic and transgenerational trauma through the lens of Attachment Theory and how it shows up in our art therapy practice.

Twenty years on from the Good Friday Agreement, what survival strategies have individuals and communities adopted and how does this affect relationships within and between individuals and communities?

The BAAT series of ‘Attachment and the Arts’ conferences aims to explore art therapy through the lens of attachment theory and related research. Being close to others and having trusting relationships is at the heart of being human. The breaking of these affectional bonds can have cruel and catastrophic effects on any of us.

Attachment theories highlight that epistemic trust plays a key role in many of the experiences currently diagnosed as mental illness and so can offer a guide for treatment. The Attachment and the Arts conferences will be of value to anyone wishing to strengthen the effectiveness of art therapy through such research. The Attachment and the Arts conferences will be of value to anyone wishing to strengthen the effectiveness of art therapy through such research.

 

The 2018 Attachment & the Arts conference will be held on Friday 5th October at Regent’s University, Regent’s Park, London.

For more information and conference booking please click here

You can see highlights from previous Attachment & the Arts conferences on Facebook here and on Twitter here

You can also follow the conference live on 5th October 2018 on Twitter using #AttachmentArts