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Monday, July 17, 2006

Attachment Workshop Sydney, Australia

Two day workshop "Attachment and pathways to psychopathology: Growing up unprotected and uncomforted" to be presented by Dr Patricia Crittenden. Dr Patricia Crittenden is a well known attachment and developmental theorist. She studied under Mary D. Ainsworth and developed the Dynamic-maturation model of attachment. Her work focuses on foster children, children with mental health problems, and children at risk of abuse and neglect.The two day workshop will explore a developmental approach to risk for psychopathology tied to attachment relationships. Age appropriate assessments will be described and empirical evidence will be surveyed.The workshop will be held at Lorimer Dods Lecture Theatre - The Children's Hospital Westmead, Sydney, on February 26th and 27th 2007.

For further details on the workshop please contact:Andrea Caputo (02) 9845 2005

Early bird registrations to be received by 30th November 2006.

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