Upcoming Events

Building Attachments in Communities. (Two day Symposium)

August 24/25 2005 - Newhampton Centre, Dunkley St., Wolverhampton WV1 4AN (Centre Phone number: 01902 572284)

As a pioneer in the research on separated families and the importance of protecting bonds between parents and children, and amongst adults, Dr. Bowlby emphasized the role of communities in enabling and maintaining Attachments. Guided by his vision, we are bringing together British and American professionals to consider "attachment-sensitive" community interventions in which the Attachment needs of children, young people and adults can be met.

This event is a two-day symposium with participants from the UK and USA. Teachers, social workers, clinical practitioners, professionals in the voluntary sector and attachment researchers will develop practical attachment programs in schools, agencies and organisations. Participants will be encouraged to form collaborative networks and supportive relationships with each other.

Guided Autobiography (One day Training Event)

September 2 2005 Newhampton Centre, Dunkley St., Wolverhampton WV1 4AN (Centre Phone number: 01902 572284)

Guided Family History
Writing the Story of Your Family: A Guided Journey

Encouraging families to discover and preserve their family history before it is too late can lead to great mutual excitement and shared pleasure between the generations.

  What are our ancestral models for family culture, values and traditions?
  How has geography and world history impacted our family traditions?
  What messages about work and education were passed on in our family?
  How can recovering family history help us preserve the past and rewrite the future?

This course applies Gerontologist, James E. Birren, Ph.D.'s autobiographical method to the study of family history. This program includes 8 two-hour sessions, which cover such themes as geographic and historic events, family relationships, culture and tradition, career messages, family values, and rewriting a different future. These themes are explored through written assignments and small group discussions. Students will "mine the relics" on their family trees and then decide what to incorporate in their lives today and what to leave in the past. Enrollment limited to 20.

Instructors:

Robin Mintzer, Ph.D. has practiced and taught clinical psychology for 15 years. She has directed mental health programs for older adults. She was formally a member of the Guided Autobiography Research Group with James Birren, Ph.D. at the UCLA Center on Aging and is currently a member of the Los Angeles Attachment Study Group.

Diana Taylor, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice on the Westside. She has a certificate in Geriatric Mental Health from Didi Hirsch and was formally a member of the Guided Autobiography Research Group with Dr. James Birren at the UCLA Center on Aging. Diana Taylor is currently a member of the Los Angeles Attachment Study Group.

Location: Available for One, Two or Five Days Training Workshops at most national and international locations.

Phone Number: (310) 475-5875 FAX: (310) 451-2632

Email: Diana Taylor / Robin Mintzer