Working Relationally

Exploring early relationship, attachment dynamics and social and cultural atom repair

The healthy physical, cognitive and social development of infants depends on nurturing relationships. In this workshop we will explore the significance and contribution of these relationships to attachment security and how this can be worked with psychodramatically.

The workshop arises from Patricia's work with newborn babies and their mothers, with disturbed infants and their parents in the child protection system, and providing reflective group supervision to infant mental health workers for over a decade.

The workshop is experiential. Stories, video and action will enable us to deepen our understanding of working moment by moment as we use our own experience working with relationship. There will be a focus on using and thinking about warm up, doubling, mirroring and role reversal as both developmental stages and psychodramatic methods when working in the area of social atom repair.

Your Workshop Leader : Patricia O'Rourke

Patricia O’Rourke is a psychodramatist and a child psychotherapist with a wide experience of working in Australia and New Zealand. She has a special interest in child protection, preventative work with infants and their families, and reflective group supervision. She is the clinical lead and coordinator of a state-wide infant therapeutic reunification service in South Australia, has recently completed her PhD at the University of Adelaide and works as a consultant, supervisor and trainer in private practice.

When : Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May 2017
            10.30am - 4.30pm both days
Cost :   AANZPA Members $225
            Non-Members $280
Venue Gladesville Road Community Centre - 44 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill
For enquiries please contact :
Lynley McNab  m: 0423 367 140  e:
Jenny Postlethwaite m: 0409 533 411 e: 

Please complete and submit this form to register for the event. 

Workshop Enrolment - Working Relationally ‎[Form]‎

When your registration has been submitted you will be contacted via telephone or email to confirm that there is a place available for you.

Once your registration has been confirmed please process your payment via one of the following methods -

Bank Transfer: AANZPA NSW BSB: 06 2243 Account No: 10130209

                       Use your first initial and surname as the payment description eg JSMITH
Cheque: Make out to : AANZPA NSW
             Post to : Jenny Postlethwaite, 3 Cherry Rd, Eleebana. NSW. 2282