The Look of Love: Attachment and Intimacy

The Look of Love: Attachment and Intimacy

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Regular Admission show details + $200.00 (USD)  
Candidates and Students with ID show details + $50.00 (USD)  
CFS Members show details + $150.00 (USD)  

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  • Day One
    October 7, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day Two
    October 8, 2017
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Look of Love: Attachment and Intimacy

Co-sponsored by CPCPNYC and The Contemporary Freudian Society

Instructor: Dr. Christopher Clulow, Former Director of Tavistock Relationships

Dates:         Saturday, October 7th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

                       & Sunday, October 8th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location:  The Culture Center, 410 Columbus Ave, NYC 

There is no long-distance learning option for this event

10 CEUs      for social workers and psychoanalysts

Fee:             $200 Regular Admission

                     $150 for CFS Members

                      $50 for Candidates and Students with ID

This seminar will broaden understanding of how our earliest love relationships provide the foundations for – if not necessarily the prototypes of – all adult love relationships, especially those we have as partners and parents. It considers the significance of the parental couple for child development, and how adult love relationships differ from those of childhood, and it will enhance understanding of what secure and insecure partnerships look like. Through clinical illustrations, film, and attachment informed concepts, the seminar will explore aspects of love, and consider their implications for couple relationships and therapeutic practice. The seminar pays particular attention to Winnicott’s concept of mirroring in highlighting processes that are central to regulating affect in close relationships and fostering change.

Dr Christopher Clulow is a Consultant, Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Senior Fellow at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, London. He has published extensively on marriage, partnerships, parenthood and couple psychotherapy, most recently from an attachment perspective. He teaches in the UK and overseas, and maintains a private practice in London through the Balint Consultancy and in his home town of St. Albans where he has lived with his family for the past forty years.


Required Readings:: Before arriving to the seminar please read: Attachment, affect regulation, and couple psychotherapy by Christopher Clulow and Before Between and Beyond Interpretation Attachment Perspectives on Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy by Christopher Clulow. Links to both can be found below.
Attachment, Affect Regulation, and Couple Psychotherapy
Before Between and Beyond Interpretation Attachment Perspectives on Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy


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