Denise Milner is conducting a research study examining the experience of therapist’s use of the Meaning of the Child (MotC) interview in their therapeutic practice. She is looking for therapists to participate in the study. Denise is an MSc student in the Attachment Studies Programme at the University of Roehampton in London. Her research study is part of her dissertation on the same topic.
The study will take about one hour of time, and involves answering nine questions about your experience using the MotC. In exchange for participating, Denise is offering to code a MotC interview for each therapist participating in the project.
Denise is an experienced U.K. therapist working with children, adolescents and families. Increasingly in her work the child is presented as the problem, when the child is not the problem, the problem is the problem and indicative of challenging family dynamics. Denise’s main interest lies in understanding how attachment procedures such as the MotC can illuminate the therapeutic process whilst retaining the integrity of a humanistic framework and its core values of unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruency.
Contact her at denden.milner[at]googlemail.com (please note: replace [at] with @).
The Meaning of the Child is based on the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM), and assesses a parent’s relationship with their child. It uses the MotC coding method to assess a parent’s general attachment pattern, their sensitivity, responsiveness, and degree of control in parenting, and their level of ability to self-reflect on their child’s needs.