(The McCluskey model)
Fran Guilding BACP accredited Psychotherapist and Trainer
Eliane Meyer BACP accredited Psychotherapist, Trainer and Supervisor
(colleagues of Dr Una McCluskey and trained in this model by her)
We are writing to let you know that we are intending to run a therapeutic group based on the McCluskey Attachment Model. Each week we will explore one of the 7 systems. There will be a brief theoretical input at the start of each 3 hour session based on the particular system for that week but most of the time will be spent exploring it in your own life. This way of working in a group can be profound but is also supportive and non-threatening.
These 7 sessions will be on a Saturday morning from 9.30am until 12.45 at roughly three weekly intervals. Venue York Friargate Meeting house.
The following are the proposed dates:
The cost will be £560 in total, payable in two instalments of £280 each, the first instalment due before the start date, the second due by the end of April.
There is a Student rate of £350 in total with 2 instalments of £175 each.
The group would only be viable with at least 6 participants. The maximum would be 12.
If you are interested or have any questions, please do get back to us:
This model seeks to address the fact that we work in jobs that require us to respond to the needs of others, too often we don’t create the conditions to support our own personal and psychological development.
Experiences of careseeking and caregiving have their roots in infancy and shape our expectations and responses to careseeking and caregiving in adult life.
As professionals offering a service in the field of mental health and social care we will be aware of the many different ways that people express their careseeking needs, and how difficult it is sometimes to interpret these accurately and respond. People who have had contradictory experiences of caregiving will often tend to miscue professional caregivers so that any attempt at caregiving is frustrated and can end up as a frustrating experience for both parties.
The dynamics of attachment consist of several goal-corrected systems. These are careseeking, caregiving, sexuality, exploratory interest sharing with peers, the personal system for self-defence, the internal supportive or unsupportive environments, and the personally created external supportive environment (home/lifestyle). The theory suggests that these systems work together as a single process to contribute to and maintain wellbeing.