Courses, Workshops & Conferences

5-DAY RESIDENTIAL CONFERENCE  13th – 17th MAY 2019
Exploratory Goal-Corrected Psychotherapy (EGCP)

The 2019 Conference will build on the success of 2015 and 2017 and  will again be held at Dromantine Retreat & Conference Centre in Newry, Co Down, Northern Ireland.    Click on the following link to the Conference Flyer .  Please complete an  Application Form  and return it to me.  Places are limited and are offered on a first come, first served basis.

To be Met as a Person  The Effect of Early Attachment Experiences on Work Relationships  A new publication on Una’s work written by Nicola Neath and Una McCluskey is now available from Routledge.  Click on the book cover below for access.  The publication has been written using the Attachment based innovation that Una developed with Dorothy Heard and Brian Lake.

To Be Met as a Person at Work: The Effect of Early Attachment Experiences on Work Relationships (Paperback) book cover

A new training cohort began in February 2018, with a further cohort anticipated from September 2020.  Dates for  3 day experiential courses in Dublin in March 2019 and September 2019 and London in March 2020 have been added to the programme.   Flyers and application forms are available to download under Courses in the UK and Courses in Ireland.   (Click on the course title to reveal a link to further details).

NSCIENCE – LONDON 2ND JUNE 2018

Alongside a colleague, Michael O’Toole, I ran a one day workshop on transference and counter-transference.  Michael and I are currently writing a book on the subject and hope to have it in press by late 2018.

SCT STOCKHOLM – 27TH JANUARY 2018

I ran a one day workshop for the SCT in Stockholm in January 2018.   The workshop flyer can be found here SCT Stockholm – To be Met as a Person Exploring the Dynamics of Attachment in Clinical and Organisational Life

WILLOW COUNSELLING SERVICE – 2017 CONFERENCE – 23rd March 2017

I ran a day’s workshop in Swindon at the 2017 Conference of Willow Counselling Service.  Further details can be found by following this link
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NSCIENCE 1 DAY WORKSHOP – LONDON 4th February 2017

I ran a day’s workshop for NScience in London on the 4th February 2017

NSCIENCE 2 DAY CONFERENCE – THE PRACTICAL AND THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS OF ATTACHMENT THEORY  13TH & 14TH NOVEMBER 2015

I have run regular one and two day workshops for NScience in London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Oxford.  I acted as Master of Ceremonies at the NScience 2 Day Conference in 2015.  For a detailed Agenda please follow this link NScience Conference Agenda 2015

IRISH FOSTER CARERS ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON THE THEME OF WELLBEING – 23RD TO 25TH OCTOBER 2015

I gave the Plenary and delivered a workshop at the Irish Foster Carers 3 Day National Annual Conference in Letterkenny, Co Donigal in October 2015.

Attachment Journal (New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis)

A recent paper featured in the 25th Anniversary edition of the Attachment Journal and is entitled ‘The Dynamics of Caregiving and the Vulnerability of Professionals to Burnout:  Ways to Support Well-being’.  Follow the link below to purchase a copy of the journal from Karnac Books

http://www.karnacbooks.com/product/attachment-new-directions-in-psychotherapy-and-relational-psychoanalysis-vol9-no2/36809/

HAMMONDCARE INTERNATIONAL DEMENTIA CONFERENCE  ‘RISKY BUSINESS’ IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

I gave a keynote at the ‘Risky Business’ International Dementia Conference in Sydney, Australia on the 26th and 27th June 2014.

TAP (TAUNTON ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOTHERAPISTS)

TAP invited Sir Richard Bowlby and me to speak at their Annual Meeting in Taunton on Saturday 3rd May 2014.

RGANM CONFERENCE, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO

I was a Keynote Speaker at the 17th Annual Conference of the Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico which took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico in August 2013.  The Conference was entitled ‘Addiction as an Attachment Disorder:  Implications for the Treatment of Gambling Addiciton’.

SUTHERLAND TRUST LECTURE, EDINBURGH

I presented the Sutherland Lecture in Edinburgh on Thursday, 4th October 2012.  The Lecture was called “From Object Relations to Goal-Corrected Relationships”.  The lecture is available on the Sutherland Trust website.

AMERICAN GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION (AGPA) ANNUAL MEETING, NEW YORK 2012

I presented a half day workshop on my own work:   Exploratory Goal-Corrected Psychoterapy™ (EGCP) and the Theory of Attachment Based Exploratory Interest Sharing (TABEIS) which is based on a Theory of Interaction for Caregiving (McCluskey, 2001) and the Theory of Attachment Based Exploratory Interest Sharing, developed by Heard and Lake, 1986, 1997 and 2005.

TWO YEAR TRAINING PROGRAMME –  In using TABEIS and GCEA as a guide for working as an Exploratory Psychotherapist.

Membership will be by invitation only.  A fifth cohort of trainees is currently being trained and a further cohort is anticipated for Autumn 2020.  If you have participated in at least two experiential courses and attended at least one Conference and are interested in training, do please get in touch.

RESEARCH

My research programme is based on data already collected. The research programme was set up by Dr Dorothy Heard and Dr Una McCluskey and is continuing under the guidance of Una McCluskey, following the death of Dorothy Heard in January 2015.

Exploring The Dynamics of Attachment in Adult Life™  is the Trade Mark of Una McCluskey

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