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Centre for Psychotherapy Research and Centre for Infants at
The University Clinic
host a conference on
Early development, attachment, and psychotherapy
November 20.-22., 2008 in Copenhagen
Jon Allen, Menninger Clinic, USA
Jay Belsky, Birkbeck University of London, UK
Jude Cassidy, University of Maryland, USA
Kenneth Levy, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Giovanni Liotti, School of Cognitive Psychotherapy, Italy.
Lynne Murray, University of Reading, UK
The developmental processes in psychotherapy are often compared to the early development in the relationship between infant and caregiver. Through the recent years, this comparison has been subjected to empirical research focusing on attachment processes and mentalization. At the conference, leading researchers within the field will present and discuss state-of-the-art research on infant development as well as psychotherapy process with children and adults.
On the first day of the conference, the focus will be research in infant development, the theme of the second day will be psychotherapy informed by studies in infant development, and the third day will feature presentations on adult psychotherapy from an attachment perspective.
Each day of the conference consist of two plenary sessions. At each session, the main speaker will give a presentation over two hours followed by a panel discussion with the other main speakers and questions from the floor.