To Be Met as a Person at Work: The Effect of Early Attachment Experiences on Work Relationships

Author(s) : Nicola Neath, Author(s) : Una McCluskey

To Be Met as a Person at Work: The Effect of Early Attachment Experiences on Work Relationships

Book Details

About the Author(s)

Nicola Neath graduated from York University in English and Philosophy in 1991 and began training as a psychotherapist in 2006, and she has been working with Universities since then. Neath started as a trainee psychotherapist with a Student Counselling Service on a trainee placement, and remained with this service over five years while becoming accredited. She developed her own private practice, counselling, training and coaching with The Baobab Centre, working with various large public and smaller private organisations. This work deepened her skills and a separate opportunity arose to work with an internal Staff Counselling and Psychological Support Service in 2011. This was a chance to synthesise all that she had learnt so far and to build upon her experiences. Neath was supported by the head of the service Sally Rose who suggested she might be interested in the work of McCluskey.

Una McCluskey graduated from University College Dublin, did her professional social work training at the University of Edinburgh, and got her PhD from the University of York. She has written extensively on individuals, couple, family and group systems, and has developed her own model for exploring attachment dynamics in adult life. Her research on affect attunement in adult psychotherapy led her to develop a theory of interaction for psychotherapy and particularly to identify and rate the concept of goal corrected empathic attunement. Throughout the last ten years she has been providing courses for workers and experienced professionals in the field of psychology, psychotherapy, social work, medicine, organisational management and development, education, nursing, art therapy, legal practice, religious and pastoral carers, to enable them explore their own dynamics of attachment in adult life as outlined by the work of Heard and Lake and to check its application to their personal and work life.

More titles by Una McCluskey

Sign up for our new titles email   Sign up to our postal mailing list   Sign up for postal updates