Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training Attachment Conference 2021: Borderline Personality Disorder an Attachment Perspective

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Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training

06 March 2021

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Price: £65+booking fees

Location: online


Chair: Linda Cundy

Speakers: Dr Nuria Gené-Cos, Ruthie Smith, Minna Daum

10am welcome

10.10- 11.15 Ruthie Smith

Disorganised Attachment, Complex Trauma and Emotional Instability: working with the body using energy psychotherapy

11.15 – 11.25 break

11.25 – 12:30 Minna Daum

Keeping the baby in mind: working with mothers with borderline personality disorder and their infants on the edge of care

12:30 – 1:00 break for lunch

1:00- 2:05 Dr Nuria Gene Cos

Neuroscience in EUPD: a trauma related developmental disorder

2:05- 2:15 – break

2.15 – 3.00 Plenary and closing from the chair

The chair:

Linda Cundy is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist, supervisor, and independent trainer who has a long association with the Wimbledon Guild. She has written and edited three books to date (Love in the Age of the Internet: Attachment in the Digital Era; Anxiously Attached: Understanding and Working With Preoccupied Attachment; and Attachment and the Defence Against Intimacy:

Understanding and Working with Avoidant Attachment, Self-Hatred, and Shame)

as well as a number of articles published in professional journals. She has a private psychotherapy practice in North London.

The speakers:

Dr Gené-Cos completed her Doctor of medicine and surgery, LMC (MD) degree in 1981 at Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. Moving to London, she trained in adult psychiatry and neuropsychiatry at Charing Cross Hospital.

She became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 1999, and received her certificate of completion of training in general adults, with an endorsement in liaison psychiatry, neuropsychiatry.

She became interested in the area of post-traumatic stress disorder while doing her doctorate as a lecturer at the Royal London Hospital. She was appointed as a consultant psychiatrist at the Traumatic Stress Service in 2002.

Dr Gené-Cos is an EMDR trauma therapist (eye movement desensitisation reprocessing), and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

She completed her PhD in 2009 at the University of London in mismatch negativity in anxiety disorders (brain electrophysiology in post-traumatic stress disorder, non-epileptic seizures, epilepsy and panic disorder).

Ruthie Smith is a Psychoanalytic Attachment Based Psychotherapist and Energy Psychotherapist with 30 years’ experience in private practice and 10 years as a Principal Individual Psychotherapist and Supervisor in the NHS.

She taught on a number of Psychotherapy Training Programmes before founding The Flame Centre in London where she specialises in trauma work and runs Flame residential retreats. She also teaches on Energy Psychotherapy courses and has regularly lectured and presented at events.

Minna Daum BA, BSc (Hons) has been practising as a Systemic Family Therapist since 1992. For most of that time she has specialised in carrying out and supervising multi-disciplinary court assessments and providing expert opinion on the risk of rehabilitation following abuse. Her particular area of interest lies in child maltreatment and the family justice system, and specifically in adult personality disorder and its impact on children’s emotional development. At the Anna Freud Centre and in conjunction with Dr Duncan McLean she developed the Complex Cases court assessment service, specialising in working with families involving parents with personality disorders. In 2011 she and Dr McLean set up the Early Years Parenting Unit, a pioneering multi-family mentalization-based assessment and treatment service for parents with personality difficulties and their under-5 children on the edge of care.

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