From Scare-Giving To Care-Giving

Orit Badouk Epstein 

Saturday 28th September  2019 10:00 – 16:00

Drake House, 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED

Workshop cost: £125 + booking fee / 20% discount + booking fee for Wimbledon Guild counsellors ONLY you must purchase your ticket via your Wimbledon Guild email address / Limited Early-bird discount of 15% + booking fee available until 28th July 2019 or until sold out

From Scare-Giving To Care-Giving; A Therapeutic Journey When Working With Clients Suffering Complex Trauma

The Workshop

This workshop will focus on the relational aspects of working with survivors of extreme trauma who mainly come from a Disorganised Attachment style and who display symptoms of dissociation namely DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). How can we better relate to the chaos, overwhelming countertransference, contradictory ways of behaving and more importantly their dread of relatedness? The day will begin with a broad overview of Attachment theory, the transference and countertransference of each attachment style with the aim to then focus on a deeper understanding of the Disorganised Attachment and "Cannot Classify" Attachment styles, trauma and dissociation.

- An overview of Attachment theory,

- Trauma, Disorganised attachment, and Dissociation

- Case presentation on working with DID.

- Documentary film “The baby” - on dissociation and intergenerational transmission of trauma

- Discussion and conclusion


The trainer

Orit Badouk Epstein is a UKCP registered attachment based Psychoanalytic psychotherapist, a training supervisor and a training therapist. She trained at the Bowlby Centre, London where she is the Editor of the journal Attachment-New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis (published by Karnac books). She teaches Attachment theory and is the head of the planning group of the International Bowlby Memorial conference. She specialises and has an extensive experience in attachment theory and trauma and regularly writes and present papers on these topics. She runs a busy private practice and works relationally with individuals, couples and parents. Orit has a particular interest in working with individuals who have experienced extreme abuse and trauma and have displayed symptoms of dissociation. She is the co-author of the book “Ritual Abuse and Mind Control: The Manipulation of Attachment Needs” (Karnac Books), co-editor of the book “Terror within & without”, and is the co-editor of the ESTD (European Society for Trauma and Dissociation) newsletter where she regularly writes articles and film reviews.


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