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Welcome to Attachment Training, a basic resource for information about attachment in the John Bowlby–Mary Ainsworth tradition, and training in assessment of attachment across the lifespan.
 
 

TRAINING

STRANGE SITUATION TRAINING

Training in the Strange Situation Laboratory Procedure is done at the University of Minnesota across two consecutive weeks.  One may register for both weeks or for just one of the two weeks.  Both weeks of training involve review of numerous video recorded Strange Situations cases.

ADULT ATTACHMENT INTERVIEW TRAINING 

Learning to score and code the Adult Attachment Interview begins with a two-week intensive training institute.  As important background, the institute starts with a brief summary of Bowlby’s attachment theory, a description of the Infant Attachment categories of Mary Ainsworth (including the Strange Situation Procedure), and the subsequent links to adult attachment theory and the Adult Attachment Interview.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the implications of Attachment Theory and research for child custody disputes?
Is there an alternative to the Strange Situation for assessing infant attachment?
Are there validated measures of Attachment in middle childhood?
What is the difference between “Attachment” and “Bonding”?
Can Attachments change?
How are the concepts of Attachment Pattern and Attachment “Style” distinctive?