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Adult Attachment Interview training in Miami (USA)

18 Gennaio 2020 - 23 Gennaio 2020


Adult Attachment Interview (DMM Method)

Miami, FL, USA || 18 days: Jan. 18-23; June 2-7, & Nov. 30-Dec. 5, 2020

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 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.

Instructor: Patricia Crittenden, PhD, with facilitators

Time: the course begins at 2pm on the first day of each session and ends at 1pm on the last day of each session. Otherwise, full days of work consisting of coding in the morning, feedback sessions (12pm-1pm), and class work in the afternoon (2pm-6pm).

Prerequisite: course participants should have taken Attachment & Psychopathology before completing the AAI course (i.e., A&P may be taken concurrently). In special cases, I will consider whether reading Raising Parents with written assignments can be sufficient, but this will (a) be decided individually, (b) not exclude anyone who had taken A&P, and (c) not exceed the course limit of participants.

Language: English for the course, but practice and the reliability test can be in Spanish if needed.

Content: this course teaches discourse analysis for the AAI, for normative and (mild) out-patient clinical applications of the AAI, using the DMM method. There is coding work between the sessions and a requirement to submit 3 AAIs carried out by the course participant, and a reliability test following the course. This work must be completed to receive certificates for administering and coding AAIs.
For more information, see the course page. A didactic Advanced ‘Week 4’ Clinical Course will be offered later for more serious clinical and forensic applications.

Cost: $3000 before July 31, 2019; $3400 beginning August 1, 2019
The registration fee covers the course, plus feedback on participant’s AAIs, practice transcripts between sessions, and the reliability test. Enrolment is not guaranteed until payment is made. Payment must be completed before the course is begun. All payments are non-refundable. Invoicing and receipts involve extra charges.

Registration: please contact Patricia M. Crittenden, PhD ( regarding registration. There is a limited number of participants. The course may be cancelled if fewer than six people register; please note that when purchasing flights.


18 Gennaio 2020
23 Gennaio 2020
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Miami, FL United States