Post-Conference Workshop

Post-Conference Workshop

Attachment Theory in One Day: The Evolving Concept of Attachment with Dr Adah Sachs 

WA Family Law Pathways Network would like to invite you to join us on the 1st of June at the University Club of Western Australia for a special one day workshop with Dr Adah Sachs on Attachment Theory in One Day: The Evolving Concept of Attachment.

This workshop will:

  • Survey the historical development of attachment theory from its forerunners (starting with Darwin) to the present.
  • Explain the main concepts and terms of the theory and their relevance to how families function.
  • Invite participants to bring case examples (anonymised) to be discussed from an attachment perspective.
WHENFriday, 1 June 2018 
WHEREUniversity Club of Western Australia
Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea included Registrations essential. 


Dr Adah Sachs

Dr. Adah Sachs (London, UK) is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a member and training supervisor of the Bowlby Centre.

She had worked for decades as consultant psychotherapist with adults and adolescents in psychiatric care and at the Clinic for Dissociative Studies. She currently heads the NHS psychotherapy service for  the London Borough of Redbridge, acts as an expert witness to the court and serves on the board of directors of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD).

Sachs’s main theoretical contribution is outlining several sub-categories of disorganized attachment and linking them with elements of childhood trauma and with trauma-based mental disorders, including two presentations of DID.

Adah Sachs lectures and consults worldwide on attachment, trauma and dissociation, and is the author of over a hundred and fifty training days, conference papers, journal articles, book chapters and two co-edited books: Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder (Sachs and Galton, Karnac, 2008), and The Abused and the Abuser: Victim-perpetrator dynamics (in print).  She is a fellow of the ISSTD.