Preschool/School Age Attachment Coding Training

We are happy to announce that a video-based training workshop in evaluating and coding attachment behavior of preschool and early school-age children will be held between June 9th and June 18th, 2020 at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) in Montreal, Canada.

This training is led by Dr. Ellen Moss, Professor Dept. of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal and Dr. Jean-Francois Bureau, Professor Dept. of Psychology, University of Ottawa. Both trainers have published important research articles in the field of preschool attachment including both mother-child and father-child relationships and conducted numerous trainings for both researchers and practitioners in the attachment field.

Participants include those wishing to seek accreditation in coding separation-reunion behavior for research purposes as well as clinicians wishing to develop expertise in the evaluation of attachment patterns. For example, past participants have included psychiatrists, psycho-educators and psychologists conducting evaluations before the courts, as well as researchers and research assistants. Participants will acquire expertise in the evaluation and classification of post-infancy disorganized/controlling attachment behavior as well as the secure, ambivalent/dependent, and avoidant attachment patterns. Training will focus on both on the traditional categorical classification system as well as on newly-validated scales assessing attachment using continuous scores (Deneault, Bureau, Yurkowski, & Moss, 2019; Attachment and Human Dev, Doi: 10.1080/14616734.2019.1589546).

The workshop will begin on Tuesday June 9, 2020 and end on Thursday June 18, 2020. Tuesday to Friday June 9 to 12, and Monday to Thursday June 15 to 18 are full training days, with an opportunity to explore beautiful summertime Montreal and surroundings during the intervening weekend. The cost of the workshop is $2780 (US funds). A rebate is available for professors and students of Canadian universities or employees of Canadian mental health institutions that will bring the price to $2,950 Cndn. (eligibility application on training registration form). The fee includes all taxes, training manuals, practice tapes and access to reliability accreditation on both categories and scales.

Enrolment will be strictly limited. In order to confirm your attendance, please contact Dr. Ellen Moss: Since there are already a number of confirmed participants, I urge you to confirm as soon as possible in order to guarantee your participation.