These sessions are for anyone interested in learning more about the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM). The DMM includes traditional attachment concepts developed by pioneers such as John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, and takes their ideas to a new and advanced level. This series covers DMM basics, and is generally unstructured so that we can explore any question you wish to bring. The sessions are free, on Zoom, and held on the first Tuesday of each month. They are open to anyone, with any level of experience, or no experience, with attachment theory and science.
Sessions will be held every Tuesday, by Zoom video conference. Upcoming sessions in 2021 will be on October 5, November 2, December 7. 2022 sessions will be on January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, etc. Please check the actual session notice to make sure there hasn’t been a change for that week.
Dates: First Tuesday of each month.
Time: 9:00 a.m. in Seattle, noon in New York. Internationally: 5:00 p.m in London; 6:00 p.m. in Europe/Cape Town; 9:00 p.m. in New Delhi.
Length: 60-90 minutes
Host/Facilitator: Variable, or by Mark Baumann, Conflict Science Institute.
RSVP: Session registration is required, meeting is open to everyone
Platform: Zoom meeting
Sponsor: Conflict Science Institute
These are academic-oriented training sessions. Nothing is being sold or promoted. These sessions are part of a study project by the Conflict Science Institute to understand professional interest in attachment and the DMM. Attendees will be asked to register with an email address, which will be added to a generic DMM email list used for DMM announcements, unless you ask that you not be included.
DMM Basic: topics may include:
Any question about the DMM may be raised and we will do our best to answer them all. Topics can include:
- What is the DMM? Who developed the DMM?
- How does the DMM view of attachment differ from other models, such as the ABC+D (Berkeley) model?
- What else does the DMM encompass besides attachment?
- What is disorganized attachment and how does the DMM view it?
- What are the DMM attachment classifications (patterns)?
- What attachment assessments (measures) does the DMM use?
- How does attachment science work, such as the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI), Strange Situation Procedure (Preschool Attachment Assessment, PAA), Toddler CARE-Index (TCI), Transition to Adulthood Attachment Interview (TAAI), and Meaning of the Child interview (MotC)?
- What are the practical uses of the DMM for helping/relational professionals, such mental health, legal, mediation, conflict resolution, law enforcement, child protective services, and parenting professionals, and anyone involved with conflict management?
- How does the DMM relate to other models of human behavior and thought, such as Interpersonal Neurobiology, and personality disorders?
- How does the DMM improve narrative analysis skills?
- How does the DMM enhance our understanding of complex topics such as trauma, high conflict cases, and parental alienation?
- Why and how does the DMM describe domestic violence cases better than other models?
- Why is danger a central component of the DMM, and what are relevant relationship dangers?
- What are self-protective strategies and patterns of information processing, and why are they some of the most important things attachment theory teaches?
- How can attachment be used in legal cases (litigation)?
- What are prevalence numbers for insecure vs. secure, and A, B, and C attachment patterns?
- Where can I learn more about the DMM?
To join a session, send us an email. You are welcome to let us know what level of experience you have with attachment and what, if any, are your primary questions, so we can organize sessions to best meet your needs.