On 8 and 10 December 2020 Steven Farnfield will discuss the Child Attachment and Play Assessment which he developed.
The CAPA is a doll play procedure which is filmed and usually takes about 25 minutes to administer. It uses the established narrative story stem procedure in which children are given the beginning of a story (the stem) and then asked to ‘show and tell me what happens next?’ All the stories pull for attachment issues, e.g. the child burns his/her hand on the stove, there is a loud noise in the night when everyone is alseep, little piggy goes for a walk and gets lost. There are two sets of stories, one for children aged 3 — 6 years using the established story stem batteries and another for 7 – 12 year olds using stories developed for the CAPA. A procedure for adolescents is also in development.
The CAPA uses DMM assessment methods. CAPA coding is a combination of the DMM – drawing up from the PAA and down from the AAI and Winnicott’s potential space. Steve will show a few examples and some research findings including recent work on arousal and the polyvagal theory.
Date: Tuesday, December 8 (live) & Thursday, December 10 (recorded), 2020 (Friday, December 11 in Australia/Asia)
Length: 60 minutes
Host/Facilitator: Steve Farnfield
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, December 8, 2020, 9:00 a.m. Seattle (UTC -7) (noon in Miami, 5:00 p.m. London, 9:00 p.m. New Delhi, midnight in Bangkok.)
Session B (live) (US/EU/AUS/Asia): Thursday December 10, at 1:00 p.m. Seattle time, 4:00 p.m. in Miami, 9:00 p.m. in London, and (in Australia/Thailand/China on Friday) at 8:00 a.m. in Sydney. (AUS/ASIA participants should confirm the start time.)
Dr. Steve Farnfield is a co-author of the Routledge Handbook of Attachment (3-book series) and former convenor (director) of the Attachment Studies Programme at the University of Roehampton, London. Steve has published 19 articles, including, Farnfield, Steve. (2015). The Child Attachment and Play Assessment (CAPA): Validation of a New Approach to Coding Narrative Stems With Children Ages 3-11 Years. International Journal of Play Therapy. 25. 10.1037/a0038726 (available for free download). Steve developed the CAPA, and co-developed the Meaning of the Child Interview with Dr. Ben Grey.