20 July 2021. Shanna Donhauser will bring the prior two sessions together and discuss her findings and how the DMM-Adult Attachment Interviews (DMM-AAI) informed her work. In previous sessions, Shanna live coded the transcripts of a romantic couple. In this session, she’ll talk about how the DMM-AAI gave her insights to tailor her work and communication style with her clients individually and as a couple. She will talk about therapeutic modalities consistent with the AAI assessments and discuss what therapy approaches might not work. She will talk about her successes and failures and what she learned self-reflecting on the experience. Then she will facilitate a discussion among session participants about their thoughts. What did they learn from seeing Shanna’s process coding two AAI’s? What did the AAI information presented in Parts I and II means to participants? What other therapy techniques might they have attempted? What are the obstacles to using an AAI and how can they be overcome?
Shanna uses the AAI method enhanced by the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM). Her sessions use DMM constructs to understand adult attachment.
Part II of the series may be replayed upon request prior to the start of Part III.
This DMM Coffee House session is part of the DMM-AAI series.
Date session A: Tuesday, 20 July 2021 (live, recorded) (Part II video replay may begin 1 hour and 15 minutes before the usual start time, if requested)
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 II VIDEO REPLAY, IF replayed, 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.
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).