Attachments, Neuroscience, and Sexual Offending Masterclass

StopSo Online Live Event over 3 mornings

14th, 15th & 16th January 2021 9.00am -2.00pm

Insecure attachments form neural behavioural pathways that manifest throughout childhood and are replicated in adult loving relationships. In addition, infant trauma and the vandalization of the sexual template during critical periods in the development of the brain may lead to the later development of paraphilias and inappropriate sexual behaviour. Similar maladaptive strategies can lead to co-dependent relationships, domestic violence and sometimes into psychopathology. In a synthesis of neuroscience, developmental, and social psychology this masterclass offers a fresh perspective as to the reasons that may precipitate some individuals into adult attachment pathology and personality disorders which may lead to sexual offending.

Day 1 – 14th January

The development of an infant’s brain, pre-programmed emotional circuits, poly-vagal theory, attachment  circuitry, childhood trauma and the development of the sexual template.

Day 2 – 15th January

Adult presentations of attachment styles, co-dependent relationships, will link attachment theory into domestic violence, and will introduce ideas for working in the therapy room.

Day 3 – 16th January

Paraphilias, Sexual diversity, sexual and internet addiction and online sexual offending.

This workshop is based on the book Infant Losses; Adult Searches (2011) by Glyn Hudson-Allez

The workshop will be live via zoom over three mornings, and will provide an interaction between dyadic learning, group conversations and Q&A sessions.

The aims of the Masterclass

  • To introduce our understanding of the development of an infant’s brain, neural pathways and the concept of left-brain right-brain dynamic.
  • To link Bowlby’s concept of attachments into the neural pathways and to discuss how things can go wrong at critical periods of brain development
  • To elaborate on the common behavioural manifestations of adults with insecure attachments in loving relationships and how they can malfunction.
  • To understand the predispositions for sexual offending following the vandalization of the sexual
  • To link this understanding into the therapist’s own way of working

The Presenter

Glyn Hudson-Allez has a BSc (Hons) and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Bristol, and an MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology from the University of Leicester. She is a Psychosexual Therapist on the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) Supervisory Register, and works with individuals, couples and supervisees. She undertook her Cognitive Behavioural Training in California, but works with an integrative style using attachments and neuropsychology as an underpinning.  She has a diploma in Adult Education, and has lectured in the UK, Germany and Hong Kong. Glyn has two Fellowships: from The Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Primary Care (CPC), and The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). She is also a Trustee of The Specialist Treatment Organisation for the Prevention of Sexual Offending (StopSo)

In her clinical work, Glyn specialises in working with people with sexual diversity issues, internet addiction, and those who have been charged with a sexual offense and became an expert witness in court procedures.

Tickets & Cost

Day 1 – 14th January – 09.00 – 14.00 – £125

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Day 2 – 15th January – 09.00 – 14.00 – £125

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Day 3 – 16th January – 09.00 – 14.00 – £125

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DISCOUNT – BOOK All 3 Days – 14th, 15th & 16th January

For – £325

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