Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) Course 2020
Intensive Adult Attachment Interview Training with Dr. Clark Baim
- 2 March - 14 November 2020
Block 1: 2-7 March, Block 2: 10-15 August, Block 3: 9-14 November
Berry Street are delighted to partner with Dr Clark Baim and the Family Relations Institute (Miami, USA and Reggio Emilia, Italy) to offer this unique learning experience available for the first time in Victoria.
In order to be considered to undertake the course you will first need to complete a course application. For more information visit the Application Process page on the course website and follow the instructions. Places on the course are limited so we advise you to submit your applications as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Applications close: 18 December 2019.
This course teaches discourse analysis for the AAI, for normative and (mild) out-patient clinical applications of the AAI, using the DMM method. There is coding work between each 6-day block and a requirement to submit three AAIs carried out by the course participant, and a reliability test following the course. This work must be completed to receive certificates for administering and coding AAIs. An advanced ‘Week 4’ clinical course will be offered later for more serious clinical and forensic applications.
The Dynamic Maturational Model (DMM) approach to the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) is both a useful research tool and also a potential guide for professionals working with psychopathology.
Students will learn new ways to conceptualise disturbed development and ways to identify adults distortions of the mental processing of information, particularly information relevant to disorders of feelings, thought and behaviour. The techniques for interpreting speech can be useful even if the professional does not formally use the interview itself in practice.
For those interested in research applications, the 18-day training is usually sufficient to establish reliability on the major classifications and subclassifications.
Who Should Attend
Professionals in the mental health, social care, criminal justice, education, research and voluntary sectors and related professions can all benefit greatly from the course – as will their colleagues and service users.
The course is at an advanced level, suitable for post-qualified professionals. The course is also suitable for PhD and masters level researchers and academics.
Participants with experience of working directly with people are best suited to the course, because of their practical experience of listening and responding to spoken discourse.
Total Course Fee: $5,400 (incl. GST)
The course fee covers 18-days face to face training with Dr Clark Baim, feedback on participants AAIs, practice transcripts between sessions, ZOOM tutorials to discuss transcripts and the realiability test in 2021.
|Applications Close||18 December 2019|
|Notice of acceptance to course||15 January 2020|
|Registrations Open (for accepted applicants||15 January 2020|
|Registrations and 50% deposit due||31 January 2020|
|Final course payment due||24 February 2020|
|Block 1 of course (face to face days)||2 - 7 March 2020|
|Block 2 of course (face to face days)||10 - 15 August 2020|
|Block 3 of course (face to face days)||9 - 14 November 2020|
- 2 March - 14 November 2020