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Promoting Attachment and Wellbeing Part 1: Concepts for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Time / Duration
40 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare

This session is the first of two in this series focusing on attachment and wellbeing. This first session will provide an overview of attachment whilst the second (Positive Parenting and Parenting Issues/Promoting Attachment and Wellbeing Part 2: Practice) will explore the range of attachment-based interventions that help to foster secure attachment.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Define ‘attachment’
  • Explain how attachment theory was developed
  • Provide an overview of the essential features of attachment theory
  • Summarise the key characteristics of the four attachment types
  • Identify links between attachment and health and wellbeing
  • Understand the relevance of attachment theory to clinical practice

This sesssion aims to help learners understand the key features of attachment theory and its relevance to their work with families particularly with regard to the way that parent-infant relationships develop and the implications of those interactions for the future health and wellbeing of the child.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete the following HCP session:

  • Healthy Child Programme Basics/Introduction to the Healthy Child Programme (402-0016)
Instructors / Speakers
Catherine Lowenhoff,
Independent Nurse Consultant, LCB Resources Ltd. Full-time PhD student, Oxford Brookes University.

Having spent the majority of her working life as a health visitor, Catherine then worked as a nurse consultant in perinatal and infant mental health in a Mental Health Trust for 10 years. Catherine was a member of the guideline development group for the NICE guideline for the management of Depression in Children and was involved in the launch and implementation plan for the 2007 NICE guideline for Antenatal and Postnatal Mental Health. Catherine has always been interested in creating learning opportunities for health professionals that are interesting, accurate, informative and fun. In 2013, in collaboration with colleagues, she was involved in setting up LCB Resources Ltd, a company that produces interactive games for health and social care practitioners. Catherine is currently a full-time PhD student at Oxford Brookes University and is investigating the role of health visitors in supporting women with perinatal mental health issues.

Promoting Attachment and Wellbeing Part 1: Concepts for Medical Doctors
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health, Maternal-child
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
40 minutes
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