Early Attachment and Adult Disorders of Love
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 10:00AM – 2:30PM

115 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
4  Contact Hours for Social Workers
Christopher Scott, LCSW, CGP and Hilary Ryglewicz, LCSW

The “Strange Situation’ was prominent in early research exploring attachment styles of young children. A resurgent interest in attachment issues extends our focus to the ‘strange situations’ of adult life and love.

How does our attachment dynamic play out as we cope with the hazards of love and loss?

Christopher Scott will outline fundamentals of Attachment Theory from an historical perspective. Hilary Ryglewicz will explore the ‘strange situations’ that confront adults seeking love, and how our characteristic attachment styles affect our relationships, for better or for worse.

The workshop will offer and invite cases to illustrate how couples play out and respond to attachment issues, and how the couple therapist can help from an Attachment Theory perspective.


Christopher Scott, LCSW, CGP is a Group Analyst and Certified Couple Therapist. He is on faculty at the Training Institute for Mental Health and the Institute of the Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society Group Therapy Training Program, and presents at many professional conferences on group, couple, and individual therapy. He offers empathy skills training at colleges and institutes in the NYC area, working from a perspective of Relational Self Psychology and Intersubjective Systems Theory. His paper “Deconstructing Empathy: Finding the We Space” was published in GROUP, the Journal of the Eastern Group Psychoanalytic Society (EGPS) in 2016. A paper co-authored with Martin S. Livingston, PhD, “Sustained Empathic Focus and the Creation of a We Space, Revisited in The Light of Recent Findings in Neurobiology” was published in The International Journal of Group Psychotherapy in 2017. He maintains practice in New York City.

Hilary Ryglewicz, LCSW is a therapist, author and trainer who has presented many NYSSCSW and TIMH programs on attachment and related subjects, including ‘Attachment, Secure and Insecure’, ‘Shame and Intimacy’, and ‘Regret, Remorse, Repair: What Do We Do When We Can’t Undo?’ She is on faculty in the Couple Therapy Training Program of the Training Institute for Mental Health, is co-author of three books on psychodynamics and mental health, and is author of Transgressions and Other Stories (2013), ‘a collection of stories about the underside of everyday relationships.’ She maintains practice in New York City and in Nyack, NY.

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For information contact:
Dr. Albert Brok at: 212-580-3086 • or Hilary Ryglewicz at: 917-861-9927 •