13 July 2021. Shanna Donhauser will continue live coding a romantic couple’s two Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) transcripts using the DMM-AAI method. By comparing and contrasting the two transcripts, she will show how they demonstrate two quite different information processing patterns, memory usage patterns, speech and communication patterns, and adult attachment self-protective patterns. Shanna will use the AAI method enhanced by the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM) and describe the attachment patterns and functioning in DMM terms.
In Part I of this three-part series, Shanna described her work as a couples therapist in Seattle, Washington USA, and started coding the two AAI transcripts. She will continue this process in Part II. For anyone who missed Part I, it will be shown via video replay prior to the usual start time for Part II.
In Part III, the week after on 20 July 2021, Shanna will bring the prior two sessions together. She will discuss her findings and how the AAI attachment assessment informed her work. She’ll talk about how the AAI gave her insights to tailor her work and communication style with her clients individually and as a couple. Then she will facilitate a discussion about what the AAI information presented in Parts I and II means to participants, and how they think it might inform their work.
This DMM Coffee House session is part of the DMM-AAI series.
Date session A: Tuesday, 13 July 2021 (live, recorded) (Note: The Part I video replay will begin 1 hour and 15 minutes before the usual start time)
Date session B: Thursday, 15 July 2021 (video replay, RSVP required, no replay of Part I beforehand)
Length: 90+ minutes
Host/Facilitator: Shanna Donhauser
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.) THE PART I VIDEO REPLAY will begin at 7:50 a.m. Seattle time, 9:45 a.m. Dallas time, 3:45 p.m. London time, and 5:45 Cape Town time.
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.)
Shanna Donhauser is a psychotherapist focusing on young children and their parents. After completing her MSW at NYU (’14), Shanna completed the Infant Mental Health Certificate at the University of Washington. She had a private practice in Seattle WA for several years serving young children and couples but is currently on a clinical sabbatical, completing the MSc in Attachment Theory at the University of Roehampton in summer 2021. Her dissertation focuses on couples attachment, with a specific interest in the consistency between the dysfluency of speakers when discussing childhood attachment and adult romantic relationships. Shanna’s clinical interest lies on the attachment relationship between parents and the potential for developing more attachment integration through adult love relationships, as well as the potential parallel process that might emerge in the attachment relationship of the parents and their children.
Shanna can be contacted through her website, Happy Nest | Family Therapy Seattle (happynesttherapy.com).