Date: Tuesday, June 9 & Thursday, June 11, 2020 (Friday, June 12 in Australia/Asia)
Length: 60 minutes
Host/Facilitator: Session A is hosted by Benedict Grey. Session B includes a video clip of Ben Grey from session A and with a follow up live group discussion.
RSVP: required, meeting is open to everyone
Platform: Zoom meeting
Sponsor: Conflict Science Institute
Session A: (EU/US): Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 9:00 a.m. Seattle (UTC -7) (12 noon Miami, and 5:00 p.m. London time.)
Session B (AUS/Asia/US/EU): Thursday June 11 2:00 p.m. Seattle time (5:00 p.m. Miami, 10:00 p.m. London, and (in Australia/Thailand/China on Friday) at 9:00 a.m. in Auckland, 7:00 a.m. in Sydney, 5:00 a.m. in Perth/China, and 4:00 a.m. in Bangkok.
Multiple sessions: Each session will be unique, please join both!
What is the relationship of family system dynamics to the development of autism? There is a growing body of research indicating some sort of connection, in at least some cases, to autism and the family environment. Ben Grey has been conducting research into discourse patterns of parents of children with autism, drawn from a wider project evaluating an intervention based on Attachment Narrative Therapy and multiple family therapy developed by Rudi Dallos and Rebecca McKenzie (Stancer), called SAFE (McKenzie et al. 2019, Dallos et al. 2020). He will share some of his findings and we will explore the benefits and challenges of taking a relational, systemic, and DMM informed approach to working with these families.
For this session, we will experiment with recording Ben’s introductory remarks in session A, then replaying them in session B. Discussion will follow his introductory remarks in both sessions.
Dr Ben Grey is the Programme Convenor and Senior Lecturer for the Attachment Studies program, Department of Psychology, University of Roehampton, London. Ben is also co-director of Cambridge Centre for Attachment (www.attachment.services) and has been using the DMM in the family court arena for nearly 20 years. He also developed and validated the Meaning of the Child Interview (www.meaningofthechild.org) a system of analysing parenting discourse based on the DMM. firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about the Roehampton attachment studies programme is available here: https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/postgraduate-courses/attachment-studies/
Ben’s program at Roehampton University in London currently offers an MSc in Attachment Studies full or part time, a postgraduate certificate in DMM attachment based family assessment and interventions, and professional development courses. Ben is currently working on developing a fully distanced program available to all time zones, and will be announcing that in the near future.