about us

Alan Sroufe, Ph.D.

Alan Sroufe Professor Emeritus of Child Psychology in the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. Professor Sroufe received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin with a clinical internship at the Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute. Dr. Sroufe has been an Associate Editor of Developmental Psychology and Development and Psychopathology. An internationally recognized expert on early attachment relationships, emotional development, and developmental psychopathology, he has published seven books and 140 articles on these and related topics. His awards include the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society for Research in Child Development, the Bowlby Ainsworth Award for Contributions to Attachment Research, the G. Stanley Hall Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution to Developmental Psychology from Division 7 of the American Psychology Association, an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Leiden, and the Distinguished Teaching Award from the College of Education, University of Minnesota. Each summer, since 1986, he has provided training in infant attachment assessment using the Ainsworth Strange Situation Procedure.

June Sroufe, Ph.D.

Dr. June Sroufe began her career in the early 1970s doing program development. She was involved in building a rape crisis center, a shelter for battered women, a shelter for young women involved in prostitution, and a treatment program for families struggling with sexual abuse. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in 1986 and did her internship at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis where she subsequently worked for several years in the outpatient mental health clinic. In 1990 she went into private practice. In the early 1990s, Dr. Sroufe was trained to score the Adult Attachment Interview and, since 1996, has been a certified trainer in the scoring of the AAI. She has published 8 articles in the areas of relationship theory, family functioning, and clinical uses of the AAI. She currently serves on the board of the Minnesota Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.