We do training on attachment and lots of other interesting and relevant subjects. We have courses ready to be delivered and can create bespoke training on request.
Training in the DMM
The Family Relations Institute (FRI) trains and authorises trainers for the developmentally sequenced assessments of attachment tied to the Dynamic Maturational Model (DMM) of Attachment and Adaption. The model is strengths-based and developmental and offers an age-related array of self-protective strategies. It emphasises the functional nature of behaviour and respects the need for survival strategies.
Rebecca Carr-Hopkins is a Board member of FRI and authorised to teach the following assessments:
- Infant CARE-Index (ICI)
- Infant Strange Situation (SSP)
- School-age Assessment of Attachment (SAA) and the Family Drawing
- Adult Attachment Interview (AAI)
DMM assessments can be used as standalone assessments, to inform assessments of parenting capacity and risk, or aid treatment planning. All the methods are well tested with a robust evidence base.
With other information, DMM assessments of attachment can be used to:
- Provide understanding of problematic behaviour in children and adults;
- Develop functional formulations of family problems;
- Guide decision-making;
- Evaluate children and adults before offering psychological services.
The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI)
Attachment theory is essential for understanding how human beings function in relationships and how people develop social and psychological difficulties. It is also fundamental for understanding what constitutes psychological wellbeing.
The focus of the training is to translate the theory into principles, tools and practical strategies for working with children and their families. We help participants move from assessment to formulation to planning and intervention. The training is designed to increase the confidence of practitioners to act as change agents and to understand and relate to people in an attuned way.
Training for a Social Care and Health Audience
We offer vibrant, interesting and informative training programmes for social work practitioners, their managers and multi-agency partners across the health and social care sector. We provide learning environments that are innovative and fun focussed on helping participants to use their learning to change their practice.