The Family Relations Institute

The Family Relations Institute applies the Dynamic-Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM) to service delivery, including assessment, psychotherapy, early intervention, social work, the health services, and the courts.

Attachment & Adaptation

  • Life-span Assessments
  • Training Programs and Short Courses
  • Customized Treatments
  • Forensic Services
  • DMM Practitioner Certification
  • Innovative Research
  • From Infancy to Adulthood

DMM Model

As a strengths-based developmental model of attachment, the DMM offers an age-related array of self-protective strategies. It emphasises the dynamic interaction of the maturation of the human organism  across the lifespan, with the contexts in which maturation possibilities are used to protect the self, reproduce and protect one’s progeny. 


The Family Relations Institute trains and authorises trainers for the developmentally sequenced assessments of attachment tied to the Dynamic Maturational Model (DMM) of Attachment and Adaption. 


The Family Relations Institute trains and authorises trainers from all over the world for the DMM assessments as well as certifying coders’ competence for research and treatment. 

Upcoming Courses