Attached from the Start: Interventions for a Secure Base (2 of 2)
Catherine D. Nugent
6:30 – 9:30pm (3hrs)
(This is the second of two thematically linked sessions facilitated by Cathy Nugent. The first linked session is on the evening of 14th September. A 20% discount applies if both workshops are booked together. You can attend either workshop independently of the other.)
Catherine D. Nugent:
In this second of two thematically linked workshops on attachment theory and psychodrama, we explore interventions that help us and those we serve become more securely attached. Findings from the contemporary field of interpersonal neurobiology (Badenoch, 2017; Siegel, 2012) explain why talk therapies alone are not always able to repair developmental wounding. This is especially the case when the attachment injury occurred before the child’s capacity for language was formed. Experiential and body-based approaches offer effective non-verbal ways to engage clients with challenging attachment histories.
This workshop offers experiential interventions from psychodrama, sensorimotor psychotherapy and yoga-based therapy. You will be equipped with essential knowledge and skills to help create a safe haven for clients struggling to overcome the legacy of adverse attachment histories. For those already familiar with attachment theory, the workshop offers a good refresher and an opportunity to learn psychodramatic and other experiential interventions to apply in clinical practice.
This workshop is suitable for people with all levels of experience. For those already familiar with attachment theory, these workshops offer a refresher and an opportunity to learn psychodramatic and other experiential interventions to apply in clinical practice.
Catherine D. Nugent, LCPC, TEP, Executive Director & Principal Trainer with Laurel Psychodrama Training Institute, is a licensed clinical professional counselor and Board-certified psychodrama trainer. From 2013-2019, Cathy taught in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Johns Hopkins University. In her private practice, she specializes in using integrative/experiential psychotherapy to help individuals, couples and groups heal from trauma and attachment injuries. Beyond her 30+ years of experience as a psychodramatist, Cathy’s clinical practice and teaching are informed by her training in sensorimotor psychotherapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, mindfulness, and hatha yoga. Cathy is the recipient of the 2019 J.L. Moreno Award for Lifetime Achievement in Psychodrama.