U.K. therapist Stephen Morris will demonstrate how he introduces the DMM using drama techniques with theatrical masks to represent the various DMM patterns, such as A1, A4, C2, C5, etc. He will use the masks in short vignettes to show what the patterns look like in real world settings. Stephen is an MSc graduate of the Roehampton University Attachment Studies programme, and now a frequent guest lecturer there.
The session is set for 60 minutes, but will likely run longer with follow up discussion and questions about DMM pattern presentations.
This session will be an excellent opportunity for people new to the DMM to learn about the different DMM attachment patterns.
The Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation is a robust model, providing a simple description, which can scale up in complexity as need and skill develop, of how people think and act when presented with threat and danger. The DMM offers a basic 2-part model described as cognitive-affective. A 3-part view adds blended cognitive and affective responses to danger. A 4-part view can be seen by considering a cognitive-affective divide (left and right on the DMM circumplex), and a less-at-risk vs. more-at-risk divide (top and bottom on the DMM circumplex). Cognitive patterns can be divided with a focus on outward caregiving to others vs. Anger expression largely directed inward to self. Affective patterns can be divided with a focus on inward caregiving to self vs. anger expression largely directed outward to others. Affective patterns usually have some level of clear oscillation between anger and care. The patterns can be further delineated, and are described in several places on ConflictScienceInstitute.com. CSI’s version of the DMM circumplex identifies the primary attachment patterns most professionals will notice.
A note about starting times
Countries are starting to move their clocks back or forward to accommodate the season changes. The times listed below are hopefully accurate. The session will definitely start on Tuesday at 9:00 am Seattle time and noon Miami time, and on Thursday at 2:00 pm Seattle time and 5:00 pm Miami time. Australia has already made their seasonal time shift. The US will make their seasonal shift on November 1, 2020. UK and EU will apparently change on October 25, 2020.
Date: Tuesday, October 20 (live) & Thursday, October 22 (video replay), 2020 (Friday, October 23 in Australia/Asia)
Length: 60 minutes
Host/Facilitator: Stephen Morris
Platform: Zoom meeting
Sponsor: Conflict Science Institute
Multiple sessions: Each session will be unique, please join both!
Session times: Times listed below, PLEASE NOTE, some computer calendars do not automatically handle the time zone conversion correctly.
Session A (live) (EU/US/India): Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 9:00 a.m. Seattle (UTC -7) (12 noon Miami, 5:00 p.m. London, and 9:00 p.m. New Delhi.)
Session B (video replay) (US/EU/AUS/Asia): Thursday October 22, at 2:00 p.m. Seattle time (5:00 p.m. Miami, 10:00 p.m. London, and (in Australia/Thailand/China on Friday) at 9:00 a.m. in Auckland, 8:00 a.m. in Sydney, 6:00 a.m. in Perth/China, and 4:00 a.m. in Bangkok.
Host Stephen Morris
Stephen Morris is a Director at U.K. based PEAR. He specialises in psychological education to promote behavioural change. He is a therapeutic group-work facilitator, programme designer and supervisor. Areas of expertise include working with people convicted of abusive behaviour: sexual, domestic abuse offenses and interpersonal conflict; also addressing inclusive leadership and change management in the work-place.
Stephen has an MSc in attachment studies from Roehampton University and delivers input on the course.
Stephen works at PEAR, a group which helps organisations and individuals to have realistic conversations about wellbeing. The PEAR process combines psychological education with active learning methods. We acknowledge that individuals are the experts in their own lives. Within a safe training environment, people are enabled to develop new strategies and techniques to build personal resilience. PEAR case studies are available here.