It's time to sign up for the January 2024 trainings - in English and Italian. See Training for more information. Check out Carol George's summer 2023 podcast on attachment trauma on Therapist Uncensored. Our 2023 book - Working with Attachment Trauma is available from Routledge or Amazon. E-book version available. Be sure to join the AAP events at SPA 2024 in San Diego. See News for more information.
The Adult Attachment Projective Picture System © (AAP) is a free-response psychological assessment of adult attachment. This assessment follows the Bowlby-Ainsworth principles of theory and research, and assessment standards in the field of attachment. The AAP was developed by Dr. Carol George (co-author of the Adult Attachment Interview, AAI) and Dr. Malcolm West (co-author of the Reciprocal Attachment Questionnaire, RAQ). It provides researchers and psychology professionals with a validated developmental measure of adult attachment that circumvents the limitations of interview administration and analysis. The AAP’s unique coding and classification system designates the four standard AAI classification groups and provides information about attachment based-dimensions, including defensive processes, not assessed using other adult attachment measures.
May 20, 2023 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. PDST
Check training page for details
AAP coding and classification training
October 2023 - Dates and times are listed on the training page
“The AAP has become a valuable part of almost every
Therapeutic Assessment my colleagues and I do. The test helps
answer many of our clients’ central referral questions and provides
rich opportunities for transformative therapeutic work."
- Stephen E. Finn, Ph.D.,
Founder, Center for Therapeutic Assessment, Austin, TX
The book editors brought together an impressive group of international
researchers and practitioners to highlight the clinical use of the AAP. The chapters offer compelling examples of the AAP’s value for clinical
practice, assessment, or intervention, especially for attachment trauma
and intergenerational transmission risk. It is a must for any student or
practitioner working with vulnerable adults and parents and seeking to understand the fundamental underlying attachment
mechanisms involved in the development of trauma and resilience.
- Chantal Cyr, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal, and Canada Research Chair in Child Attachment and Development