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Adult Attachment Interview training in Brighton (UK)

03 Febbraio 2020 @ 8:00 am - 08 Febbraio 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0


The Adult Attachment Interview is a procedure for assessing adults’ strategies for identifying, preventing, and protecting the self from perceived dangers, particularly dangers tied to intimate relationships.

The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) is a clinical and research tool that offers reliable and valid assessment of adult attachment. It provides information on (1) an adult’s self-protective strategy, i.e., the way the speaker uses information to organise their behaviour when they feel endangered or believe their children to be endangered, (2) a possible set of unresolved traumatic experiences that distort the person’s behaviour without their being aware of it, (3) an over-riding distortion of the strategy such as depression, (4) a pattern of information processing, (5) an interpreted developmental history of the speaker, and, (6) the Level of Parental Reasoning (LPR, Crittenden, Lang, Claussen, & Partridge, 2000), i.e., how the parent thinks about making caregiving decisions for their children. The course offered is based on an expansion of the Bowlby-Ainsworth theory (Crittenden, 1995) and an extension of the Main and Goldwyn procedure (Main & Goldwyn, in press) as applied to the Adult Attachment Interview (George, Kaplan, & Main, 1986, 1996).

The Dynamic Maturational Model (DMM) approach to the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) is both a useful research tool and also a potential guide for professionals working with psychopathology. Trainees will learn not only new ways to conceptualise disturbed development, but also ways to identify in adults’ distortions of the mental processing of information, particularly information relevant to disorders of feelings, thought, and behaviour. The techniques for interpreting speech can be useful even if the professional does not formally use the interview itself in practice. For those interested in research applications, the 18-day training is usually sufficient to establish reliability on the major classifications and subclassifications.

Rebecca Carr-Hopkins MSc (Trainer)
Brighton (UK)

18 days in total:

  • Week 1: 3-8 February 2020
  • Week 2: 20-25 April 2020
  • Week 3: 13-18 July 2020

All 3 parts must be attended.

TrainerRebecca Carr-Hopkins MSc

Fees, Information and booking

Fee: £1900 + VAT || (£1750 +VAT if booked by 31 December 2019)

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03 Febbraio 2020 @ 8:00 am UTC+0
08 Febbraio 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
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