Training: Attachment, neurodevelopment and pscyhopathology by Dr. Patricia Crittenden
January 31, February 1 & 2, 2018
Attachment, Neurodevelopment, & Psychopathology Workshop
DMM Attachment training by Dr. Patricia Crittenden
Hosted by the University of Washington’s NCAST program
Register here through NCAST
This 3-day course focuses on the development, prevention, and treatment of psychological disorder. It weaves together theory, human development (attachment and adaptation), assessment, case examples, and treatment applications to reframe maladaptive behavior in terms of strategies for self-protection. The course focuses on development from infancy to adulthood, emphasizing the process of adaptation and developmental pathways that carry risk for psychopathology. The model used is the Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM) of attachment and adaptation developed by course instructor Patricia M. Crittenden, Ph.D.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? The course is aimed at professionals who work with troubled families or individuals, including: psychiatrists, psychologists, lawyers, social workers, teachers and nurses.
The course is structured developmentally and consists of lecture with slides, videotapes, and interview transcripts to demonstrate the patterns and principles of development. A set of readings and exercises, tied to each day’s materials is offered.
New skills to be learned
- Perceiving discrepant behavior: seeing commonly overlooked clues to trouble
- Identifying false positive affect: uncovering hidden problems in their early stages
- Differentiating symptoms & self-protective strategies: specifying how symptoms function
- Functional formulation: moving beyond diagnoses to understanding behavior
- Treatment planning: choosing treatment strategies to:
- increase efficiency
- lower cost
- reduce risk of iatrogenic harm
- Level of Family Functioning Scale
- Gradient of Intervention Scale
- ICCI’s view: Takeaways for lawyers and other professionals include:
- A deep understanding of the neurobiological and psychological drives that lead people to do things that may not seem sensible, but are sensible from their experience and perspective
- Understanding what danger is and how it pervades and negatively impacts client decision making
- Understanding patterns of information processing and how they impact, or bias, thinking and decision making of clients, opposing parties, opposing lawyers, and judges/mediators
- Insight into childhood development
- Gaining a deeper sense of what constitutes neglect and abuse
- Understanding how childhood experience impacts memory function
- Enhanced ability to listen to clients and the apparent problem, and be able to see deeper into the real problems
- Tools for cross-examination
- A new understanding of the difference between lying and transformation of information
- Attachment measures as scientifically reliable evidence
- Understanding that difficult behaviors have meaning and how to have more empathy for them
- The critical importance of effective parenting before age 4
- A 3-hour pre-training for Dr. Crittenden’s training is available from ICCI.
Downloadable materials (on www.patcrittenden.com)
- Daily text of slides (with registration only)
- Color models of strategies
- Numerous published papers
Each day includes:
- a developmental overview
2. information processing as it affects self- and child protective behavior
3. description of new self-protective strategies that develop at the age level
4. an application of DMM ideas to generate a novel approach to disorder
5. treatment (and relationship) strategies drawn from all the major theories of treatment and selected on the basis of information processing and strategy.
An introduction is given to the DMM assessments of attachment:
- Infant CARE-Index (ICI, birth-18 months)
- Ainsworth Strange Situation (SSP, 11-15 months)
- Toddler CARE-Index (TCI, 15-36 months)
- Preschool Assessment of Attachment (PAA, 2 – 5 years)
- School Age Assessment of Attachment (SAA, 6-13years)
- Family Drawings (4 -13 years)
- Transition to Adulthood Attachment Interview (TAAI, 16-25 years)
- Adult Attachment Interview (AAI, 25 years and older)
TIME: 9AM – 4:45PM each day
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31
Overview & Infancy
AM: Evolution, danger and brain
Infancy & parental protection
PM: The Ainsworth patterns of attachment
Child abuse and neglect
Post-natal depression & psychosis
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Preschool & Early School Years
AM: Disorders versus diseases
Preschool development and the dynamic-maturational model
PM: The coercive and compulsive self-protective strategies
Adoption & foster care
ADHD & autism
Reducing coercive behavior
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2
AM: School Years & Adolescence
School-age: Peers, obsessive & deceptive strategies Conduct problems & psychotic intrusions
Treatment: Hidden problems, recommended & risky practices
The School-age Assessment of Attachment
PM: Adolescence: Integrating sexuality with attachment
Sexual disorders and sexual offending
Eating & personality disorders
Dangerous gaps in services & preventive opportunities
Adult Attachment Interview
Summary & Overview
With additional readings and written assignments, this course can count toward earning the “DMM-informed Mental Health Practitioner Certificate.” The A & P is prerequisite to all assessment courses, e.g., the Adult Attachment Interview.
Contact Dr. Patricia Crittenden or NCAST at the University of Washington for further information:
To register for the program: http://www.ncast.org/index.cfm?category=1#Prod178
Patricia Crittenden has many years experience as an academic and practitioner in the fields of child abuse, attachment theory, and family therapy. After her training with Mary Ainsworth, she served on the Faculties of Psychology at the Universities of Virginia and Miami. She has held visiting positions at the Universities of Helsinki and Bologna, as well as the Clark Institute of Psychiatry (Canada), San Diego State University (USA), and Edith Cowan University (Australia). She is well known for having developed the Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM) of attachment and adaptation and is one of the founders of the International Association for the Study of Attachment (IASA). In 2004, she received a Career Achievement Award from the European Family Therapy Association. In addition, she has published more than 100 scientific papers and several books.
Register Early, Space Limited.
Regular: $375 by December 1, 2017
$395 after December 1, 2017
18 CE credits available for $45
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REFUND POLICY: If you register for a workshop but are unable to attend, you may send a substitute or obtain a refund of the fee paid less $35.00 for handling. Requests must be made in writing and received prior to December 31, 2017.
Please note: except as noted, the information here is from Pat Crittenden and the Family Relations Institute. ICCI is not associated with hosting this training, but highly recommends it. CLE credit has not been applied, but should be available by individual application to your licensing bar association. ICCI offers a 3-hour pre-training CLE program to prepare lawyers and mental health professionals for Dr. Crittenden’s 3-day training program.