Please join us at the DMM Coffee House, a series of informal attachment theory discussions from the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM) perspective. Everyone is welcome, they are free, and everyone joining will be invited to share their perspectives, insights and questions. Each session will have a primary topic, sometimes led by an experienced leader and/or expert. Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Wednesdays and Fridays in Australia and Asia) at times that work best for European/African/Middle East/Americas, and Asia/Australia time zones.
Contact us if you would like to facilitate an attachment theory discussion or to request topics you would like to see covered. We can upload your relevant materials and session comments.
Past and upcoming topics:
- Managing the pandemic with the DMM
- What do the DMM and ABC+D attachment models have in common?
- Common markers for adult attachment patterns
- Parenting with DMM principles
- More than “good enough parenting”, but how?
- The DMM and DV
- The Romanian orphan experience from a DMM perspective
- Stop saying “attachment”, “insecure”… But what else? Searching for universal terms
- DMM research updates: what’s new
- DMM book/chapter review: [fill in the topic]
- What is the value of the Disorganized concept, especially after the Granqvist article
- Comparing the DMM and ABC+D models of attachment
- Applying in daily practice what we know about A and C self-protective strategies
- DMM facet exploration: Shame vs Humiliation
- DMM facet exploration: A vs C emotion preferences
- DMM facet exploration: [You name the topic]
- Is the self-protective strategy A or C? Exploring informal assessments in your difficult cases
- Autism, family systems, and the DMM
- A 3D Circumplex? Alternate DMM models and graphics
- Neuroscience and the DMM: relating neuroscience findings to the DMM
- Polyvagal Theory and the DMM: how can we harmonize them?
- Facial micro expressions and the DMM: how do they inform each other?
- ABC+D research: relating non-DMM attachment research findings to the DMM
- DMM-AAI coding issues
- How do you incorporate the DMM into forensic court reports
- Somatic issues and the DMM
- Functional A+ C+: What does it look like? Bring your examples
- Applying the DMM in real world situations: sharing and exploring your experiences
- DMM as expressed in the arts, literature and film
- The DMM for beginners: What is the DMM and how is it different from traditional attachment theory
- Learning the DMM by looking at world leaders and celebrities for examples
- The future of the DMM
- Innovative ways to conduct DMM assessments
- Innovative uses of DMM assessments
- Unique DMM-informed techniques for children
- Unique DMM-informed techniques for teenagers
- Unique DMM-informed techniques for adults
- Unique DMM-informed therapy techniques for people using high A or C-strategies
- Unique parenting techniques informed by the DMM
- “My child uses C-strategies. I use A-strategies. Now what do I do?”
- Parental alienation from a DMM perspective (series)
- High conflict litigation cases from a DMM perspective
- Comparing the DMM with DSM/ICD personality disorders
- Narcissistic Personality Disorder in terms of the DMM
- Borderline Personality Disorder in terms of the DMM
- How can the DMM and Schema Therapy work together?
These attachment theory discussions are hosted by the Conflict Science Institute (CSI), and will be announced on CSI’s DMM Coffee House page and on DMM Group Talk (an independent discussion forum for DMM topics). If you wish to host or co-host a session of interest to you, please contact us to propose a topic.
Session days and times
2020 sessions are currently offered as session A, primarily for people in the EU/Americas/India/Africa. Session B is for late night EU/Americas/early morning AUS/Asia people. Session A is on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. Seattle time (UTC -7), 12 noon in Miami, 5:00 p.m. in London, and 9:00 p.m. in New Delhi. The same session (session B), sometimes with a video replay, is held again Thursday, 2:00 p.m. Seattle time, 5:00 p.m. in Miami, 10:00 p.m. in London, (and on FRIDAY) 7:00 a.m. in Sydney, 5:00 a.m in Perth/China time, and at 4:00 a.m. in Bangkok. (NOTE, the sessions will be on Friday in Australia/Asia because of the international date line).
Please join us!
DMM Coffee House is not associated with the International Association for the Study of Attachment (IASA) or the Family Relations Institute (FRI). Information offered in Coffee House sessions are the thoughts and opinions of the individual participants. Information offered in CSI Coffee House pages are the thoughts and opinions of CSI and/or the individual writers. Membership in IASA and FRI is not required to join DMM Coffee House sessions.