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Diane Bruce at Attachment & the Arts: Arts therapies in perinatal parent-infant mental health

08 June 2018

Diane Bruce will be presenting 'The long view: Attachment, trauma and intergenerational approach to arts therapies in perinatal parent-infant mental health' at the 2018 Attachment & the Arts conference on 5th October...

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.

Diane Bruce will present on Attachment, trauma and intergenerational approaches to arts therapies in perinatal parent-infant mental health. Therapeutic work at this tentative threshold can heighten parents’ sensitivity, not least to traumatic memories and unconscious thoughts from their own experiences of being parented. This intergenerational affect contributes to a narrative that can be unravelled through image-making.

This can then be used to reflect, strengthen and sometimes retune the rhythm of a parent-infant relationship. This neurophysiological approach can offer perinatal parents an amplified opportunity to repair intergenerational attachment issues, whilst staying firmly in touch with the present.

This presentation explores the potential of arts therapies within this population and considers the benefits and importance of early intervention for future generations.

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

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