VIRTUAL EVENT: Trust and interdependence during Covid19: lessons from the study of human attachment
25 June 2020, 1:00 pm–1:45 pm
This virtual Lunch Hour Lecture will examine trust and interdependence during Covid19 and explore attachment theory and the value of relationships.
This event is free.
About the lecture:
Attachment theory provides an understanding of the most precious relationship we have. The importance of which is brought into sharp relief by increased awareness of our vulnerability at a time of crisis. This lecture will explore the role of attachment in the family, but also beyond it in communities small and large. We will examine the role of trust and how trust is communicated to enable interpersonal influence essential for effective communication, also look at failures of trust and to the complications this can lead for individual development, mental disorders and social processes.
About the Speaker
Professor Peter Fonagy
Professor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Developmental Science, Head of Division for Psychology and Language Sciences, UCL at UCL
Peter Fonagy, OBE is Professor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Developmental Science, Head of Division for Psychology and Language Sciences, UCL; Chief Executive of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families; Director UCLPartners Mental Health Programme, Consultant at Child and Family Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.
His clinical and research interests lie in early attachment relationships, social cognition, borderline personality disorder and violence. A central focus has been an innovative research-based psychodynamic therapeutic approach, mentalization-based treatment, which was developed in collaboration with a number of clinical sites in the UK and USA. Publishing over 550 scientific papers and 19 books.