April 13 and 15, 202. In a second session Ben Grey will continue to live code a MotC transcript provided by Charley Shults. Ben takes the transcript section by section, shares his observations and coding decisions, then opens the floor for questions and comments.
Charley, a Manchester UK therapist, uses attachment assessments to help his clients. He has conducted a Meaning of the Child interview (MotC) of a client and transcribed it. Ben, a developer of the MotC, hasn’t seen the transcript yet, and (with the client’s permission) he will code it live during the session, demonstrating how the process works and what he is noticing from the transcript. Ben and Charley will discuss what Ben is seeing and what Charley is experiencing with his client as they explore how assessment meets clinical reality (which may be in part II, or in part III). This will be a unique opportunity for an inside view into the workings of a DMM-based assessment by a master therapist and the director of the Roehampton University Attachment Studies programme.
Date session A: Tuesday, 13 April 2021 (live, recorded)
Date session B: Thursday, 15 April 2021 (video replay)
Length: 90+ minutes
Host/Facilitator: Ben Grey and Charley Shults
Platform: Zoom meeting
Sponsor: Conflict Science Institute
Multiple sessions: Each session will be unique, please join both! Invite your colleagues.
Session A (US/EU/Africa/India): Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. Seattle (UTC -7) (11:00 a.m. in Dallas; noon in Miami; 5:00 p.m. in London; 7:00 p.m. in Cape Town; 9:00 p.m. in New Delhi; midnight in Bangkok.)
Session B (US/EU/AUS/Asia): Thursday, at 1:00 p.m. in Seattle (3:00 p.m. in Dallas; 4:00 p.m. in Miami; 9:00 p.m. in London; and (in Australia/Thailand/China on Friday) at 6:00 a.m. in Sydney. (AUS/ASIA participants should confirm their local start time against Seattle time.)
Dr. Benedict Grey is the Programme Convenor (Director) and Senior Lecturer for the Attachment Studies program, Department of Psychology, University of Roehampton, London. He is also co-director of Cambridge Centre for Attachment (www.attachment.services) and has been using the DMM in the family court arena for nearly 20 years. He also developed and validated the Meaning of the Child interview (www.meaningofthechild.org), a system of analysing parenting discourse based on the DMM.
Charley Shults, MA, J.D., is an American living in the U.K. where he works as a psychotherapist. He is a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and certified by the UKCP as an Integrative Psychotherapist through the Metanoia Institute. Charley is developing Attachment Centred Therapy, an approach which often includes the use of attachment assessments including the Adult Attachment Interview. Charley’s web page is https://www.charleyshults.co.uk/, and offers here an overview of Attachment Centred Therapy.
These will be the final DMM Coffee House sessions of year 1. Year 2 starts the following week.