Louise Atkin and Alice Chambers: A therapist and client in conversation 3 years on from DMM-based Attachment Centred Therapy
Date: Tuesday, May 19, and Thursday May 21, 2020 (Friday, May 22 in Australia/Asia)
Length: 60 minutes
Host/Facilitator: Session A (recorded) is hosted by Louise Atkin and her client Alice Chambers. In session B, we will replay a portion of the session A recording and invite discussion from session participants.
RSVP: required, meeting is open to everyone
Platform: Zoom meeting
Sponsor: Conflict Science Institute
Session A: (EU/US): Tuesday, May 19, 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 May 21, 2020 2:00 p.m. Seattle time (5:00 p.m. Miami, 10:00 p.m. London, and (in Australian/Thailand/China on Friday May 22) 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!
Louise and her client Alice Chambers will both join us to discuss their experiences of the therapeutic work they did together three years ago, then invite questions from the audience. Louise utilized DMM-based Attachment Centred Therapy (ACT) techniques in the work with her Alice. Louise is married to Charley Shults, ACT developer, who shared his ACT model in the previous DMM Coffee House session. This should be a special and rare session, and wonderful gift from Louise and her client.
Please note, session A will be recorded, and in session B we will replay portions of the recording and share thoughts, observations and questions with everyone attending session B.
Here is a fantastic and brief article by Louise about Why Attachment Matters (especially the DMM). Louise offers a beautiful analogy to help understand the simplicity and complexity of the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM). Louise’s website is https://www.attachmentmattersmanchester.co.uk/, and her blog is at https://medium.com/@attachmentmattersmanchester
Upcoming DMM Coffee House sessions:
May 26 and 28, Attachment and the courts, an overview by Ben Grey with follow up discussion. We will experiment with recording Ben’s session and replaying it in the second session. Ben is ever thoughtful and detailed about the science, theory, and application of the DMM.
June 2 and 4, Narcissism and the DMM, by Melanie Gill, with follow up discussion. Melanie has spent a good bit of effort ferreting out several specific DMM classifications to describe narcissistic parents, and how each pattern uniquely affects children. She doesn’t have formal scientific findings, but has been applying her theory in her forensic work.
June 9 and 11, Autism in children and the family system, an overview and reference to two DMM/autism papers (cites and links below). By Ben Grey with follow up discussion. We will experiment with recording Ben’s session and replaying it in the second session. Ben will cover two studies authored in part by Rudi Dallos which examine the SAFE intervention, developed in part with Attachment Narrative Therapy.
June 16 and 18, The DMM as reflected in the arts and politics, with Melanie Langer, who will reference episodes and clips from the show Mad Men. She recommends you watch at least the first episode before the session, and she invites you to share your own examples from a movie, book, song, or prime minister, for the follow up discussion.