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Society for Personality Assessment 2024 Workshop and Symposia

The AAP will be featured in three events at SPA 2024 in San Diego, CA
Workshop: Using the Adult Attachment Projective Picture System (AAP) as a Therapeutic Tool. Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM with Stephen Finn, Carol George, Melissa Lehmann, and Caroline Lee
Friday Case Presentation: Truth be told: How feedback using the AAP resonates with client’s lived experiences. Friday, March 15th at 8:00:00 AM - 9:30:00 AM Carol George, Chair. Melissa Lehmann, Discussant. Cases presented by Edward Jenny, Steven Seger, and Mariam King.

Saturday Symposium: The Adult Attachment Projective Picture System (AAP)” in the clinical encounter with parents of children and adolescents. Saturday, March 16th at 4:00:00 PM - 5:30:00 PM Pacific Time Adriana Lis, Chair. Carol George, Discussant. With papers presented by Adrianna Lis, Daniela DiRiso, and Maria Mirandi.

Join a clinical consultation group!

Would you like to discuss attachment-based approaches to your psychotherapy clients with other professionals? Would you like to use the AAP in your practice but are not reliable yet? Don't plan to get reliable? In addition to using master judges to code your AAPs, you can join a consultation group. Group members bring their professional expertise to consultation. Dr. Carol George meets regularly with an AAP group of clinicians who are using the AAP in their practice. Coding and classification training must be completed. Reliability is not required. Each member presents a case from their practice. The group codes the case together and engages in therapeutic consultation. Sessions are two hours and organized once or twice a month depending on group members' schedules. Contact Dr. George at for information about scheduling and consultation rates.

Working with Attachment Trauma. Available from Routledge or Amazon. E-books available.

Editors: Carol George, Julie, Wargo-Aikins, and Melissa Lehmann. Routledge. March 2023.

ISBN 9781032104607

" This book is a must-have resource for anyone using or considering using the AAP, and anyone interested in assessing attachment. Initial chapters provide an orientation to the foundation for the task stimuli and how responses to them are classified, its uses in practice, and a review of the neurophysiological correlates of its scores. In the remaining 13 chapters, talented experts illustrate the illuminating and unique information emerging from the AAP across a range of ages, settings, and presenting issues. Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D., Professor, University of Toledo, former Editor of Journal of Personality Assessment

The editors have brought together an impressive group of international researchers and practitioners to highlight the clinical use of the Adult Attachment Projective Picture System (AAP). The chapters offer compelling examples of the AAP’s value for clinical practice, assessment, or intervention, especially in the context of 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., Full professor, Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal, and Canada Research Chair in Child Attachment and Development

Conversations with Carol George

New Podcast with Carol George

* 1 August 2023. Working with Attachment Trauma. Therapist Uncensored with Host Sue Marriot. Carol speaks about the new book and clinical application of the AAP for clients with attachment trauma.

Show Notes Page:

* 8 November 2022 Therapist Uncensored conversation with Carol George. Host Sue Marriott, Carol speaks about her path in the field of attachment and the origins and clinical application of the AAP.

* 19 & 26 April 2022 Attachment Theory in Action with Carol George. Host Karen Buckwalter. Carol speak about the AAP and its clinical applications. April 2022 conversation with host Karen Buckwalter.

Attachment Theory in