You’re invited to attend a one-day workshop presented by world-renowned author and researcher, Professor Robert  Maunder.

Topic: The biggest problems facing current healthcare systems relate to quality and cost. Two central challenges are preventing and managing the most common chronic diseases, and reducing the “quality chasm” that results from over-utilisation (symptom amplification), under-utilisation (symptom suppression), and difficult patient-provider interactions. Insecurity in close relationships may be hiding in plain sight as a surprisingly important contributor to each of these challenges.

This workshop highlights the evidence that interactions in close relationships, viewed through a developmental lens with attachment theory, are closely linked to common and vexing clinical problems and so attachment theory may offer new possibilities for prevention and treatment. Attachment theory provides a model of how psychological expertise can be marshalled to improve physical health outcomes. For more information visit

Speaker: Bob Maunder is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Head of Research for the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto. He is a member of the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto and serves on the editorial board of General Hospital Psychiatry. Dr. Maunder’s research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Ontario), the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada and the Collaborative Mental Healthcare Network of the Ontario College of Family Physicians. His research is focused on stress, resilience and the interpersonal determinants of health. He was the lead researcher and author on a series of papers documenting the impact of childhood adversity and of extraordinary workplace stress, from SARS to critical incidents, on healthcare workers. Dr. Maunder’s clinical work concerns psychiatric aspects of living with inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis C and other chronic illnesses.


Professor Robert Maunder
Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto and Head of Research
Department of Psychiatry
Mount Sinai Hospital



$220 adult
$110 students (ID required)
Lunch, morning and afternoon tea included.
8.30 for 9.00am start
Contact for enquiries: Pamela Meredith at

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Attachment and medicine: a one-day workshop by Professor Robert Maunder

Fri 21 Aug 2015 8:30am4:30pm


UQCCR Auditorium The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston