These sessions introduce 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 of introductory, online attachment training programs, are free of charge and the format will be informal question and answer sessions. They are open to anyone, with any level of experience, or none, with attachment theory and science.
2020 Summer schedule
Sessions will be held every Friday by Zoom video conference. To accommodate people from as many continents and times as zones possible, sessions will be held twice every Friday, 12 hours apart.
Session A: Every Friday, 4 am in Seattle, 7 am Miami, 12 pm London, (Saturday evening in Australia/Asia) 9 pm Sydney, 7 pm Perth/China, 6 pm Bangkok.
Session B: Every Friday, 4 pm in Seattle, 7 pm Miami, 12 am London, (Saturday morning in Australia/Asia) 9 am Sydney, 7 am Perth/China, 6 am Bangkok.
Session C: scheduled upon request
Dates: Twice every Friday, times noted above.
Length: 60-90 minutes
Host/Facilitator: Mark Baumann, Conflict Science Institute.
RSVP: 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.
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 are 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?
- 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 any other model?
- 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 you 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.