Patricia Crittenden and Andrea Landini will teach a course introducing the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM). Crittenden and Landini are developers of the DMM. Crittenden was the initial developer of the DMM. This attachment training course is offered online only by Zoom in 10 sessions, each two and a half hours long between December 6, 2021 and January 28, 2022. The course is called the Attachment, Neurodevelopment and Psychopathology (ANP) course, and is a prerequisite for all DMM attachment training courses offered by the Family Relations Institute.
The ANP course provides an introduction to DMM and the DMM model of attachment. It introduces students to the DMM’s focus on attachment theory as a survival system. As a human survival system, and like the fight-flight-freeze system (and polyvagal theory), attachment is complex. Simply put, the DMM defines attachment as involving a person who needs protection from danger in a special relationship with a person who provide protection from danger and comfort especially after exposure to danger. Attachment is also a system to maximize reproductive possibility and protect progeny. The attachment system profoundly affects human thinking, behavior, memory function, communication and narrative style, and information processing patterns.
The ANP course will introduce DMM self-protective strategies and describe attachment dangers. It will introduce the lifespan range of DMM attachment assessments which include:
- CARE-Index (ICI, infancy from birth to 15 months)
- Ainsworth Strange Situation (SSP, 11-15 months)
- Toddler CARE-Index (TCI, 16-36 months)
- Preschool Assessment of Attachment (PAA, 2 – 5 years)
- School-age Assessment of Attachment (SAA, 6-13 years)
- Family Drawings (4 -13 years)
- Transition to Adulthood Attachment Interview (TAAI, 16-25 years)
More information about the DMM is available from CSI here, and in the Wikipedia article on the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation.
Dates, times, cost, hosts
Dates for this attachment training program are December 6, 10, 13, 17 in 2021 and January 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 in 2022.
Times for the sessions are 2:30-5:00 p.m. London time (which is 9:30am-noon in Miami; 6:30-9:00am in Seattle; 11:30pm-2:00am in Sydney). (CSI is not aware that these sessions will be recorded and offered at alternate times convenient for Australia and Asia. Inquiries about this can be made to FRI.)
The cost for this training is £775.
This training is hosted by the Family Relations Institute (FRI) and the Tavistock Centre in London. Contact the Tavistock Centre for more information at CPDevents@tavi-port.ac.uk.
This course is a prerequisite for the DMM Adult Attachment Interview training. The next course begins January 4, 2022, and may be taken at the same time as this ANP course.
This training is for anyone interested in attachment theory and science, regardless of experience or discipline. The program is relevant for lawyers, judges, paralegals, mediators, parenting professionals, attachment researchers, mental health practitioners, social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, teachers, clergy, and anyone interested in how childhood experience impacts the developing mind. The instructors are world leaders in developing attachment theory and science. They use a variety of teaching methods, including showing video clips of attachment assessments to demonstrate what attachment behaviors look like in assessment settings. They also offer real world examples, such as the Victoria Climbié case to help working professionals learn to recognize attachment behavior and thinking.
Patricia Crittenden is arguably the world’s leader in attachment theory and science. This course may be one of the last she teaches (although we hope not).