Assessment of attachment
We offer a range of developmentally sequenced assessments of attachment, including:
- CARE-Index for Infants and Toddlers
- Pre-school Assessment of Attachment
- Story Stem Assessment Profiling Tool (SSAP) & Narrative Stems (DMM)
- School Age Assessment of Attachment (SAA)
- Transition to Adulthood Attachment Interview (TAAI)
- Adult Attachment Interview (AAI)
- Parents’ Interview
Advantages of using assessment of attachment
As these methods are well tested in research, the observations made are evidence-based.
The assessments give detailed information about how an adult or child thinks and feels, allowing interventions to be specifically tailored to the individual concerned. If therapy or other intervention is done without reference to the way an individual processes information it is likely to be ineffective and can even make the situation worse.
The use of standardised techniques involving considerable training and testing of reliability ensures that observations are truly comparable, and less subjective.
The methods give cogent evidence as to how an adult or child might behave in conditions of stress and anxiety.
Standardised measures and external coding mean that a true indication is given about an adult’s or child’s functioning in the present.
There are many advantages to using formal assessments of attachment.
Please contact us for more details.