Training & Consultation
The 2020 Training Schedule

The AAP training and certification program makes the AAP available to a range of researchers and clinical professionals who wish to integrate valid adult attachment assessment into their work. Training and certification are required to administer and score the Adult Attachment Projective Picture System.

Fall 2020 Webinar Reboot if already completed a training

Fall 2020 Webinar Reboot (English language) Eligible only if already completed a full training.
Webinar Sessions: 4 sessions (11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)

Session 1: October 6, 2020. Instructor: Carol George
Attachment Theory – What does it all mean?

Sessions 2-4: October 13. 20. 27, 2020 Instructor: Julie Wargo-Aikins

Enrollment limited to 8

17 APA CE credits pending

Earlybird registration September 12, 2020

Fill out form for registration information.

Patterns of Attachment: What does it all mean?

What are the origins of regulated and dysregulated attachment patterns? What are their implications for research and clinical treatment?

Presented by Dr. Carol George

October 6, 2020, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST

Limited to 10 participants.

5 APA CE Credits (pending SPA approval)

Fill out the form for registration information.

When the Past Invades the Present with Dr. Talia Shafir

Trauma burns bright on the radar screen of healing modalities. 

Join this experiential, parallel exploration of soma and psyche, movement and thought 

forms that shape our beliefs about self and relationships.

A Developmental Somatic View of Trauma and Adult Attachment
with Talia B. Shafir, Ph.D., RSMT/E, C.C.Ht.

November 7-8, 2020 11:00am-5:30pm EST
$275 Earlybird $325 after 10/14

 
 

 

 

Winter 2021 AAP Training Webinar

Webinar Sessions: 1 all-day workshop and 8 4-hour training sessions (Pacific Standard Time)

Part 1: What does it all mean? Attachment theory seminar.:
Friday, January 8, 2021
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST
This webinar lays the theoretical foundation for coding, classification, and interpretation of the AAP. Attendance is mandatory.

Part 2: Coding and Classification Webinar: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. PST
Friday, January 15th – Monday, January 18th; Friday, January 29th & Sunday, January 31st; Friday, February 5th & Sunday, February 7th Enrollment limited to 9.

Early bird registration deadline: December 18, 2020

Instructor: Dr. Carol George

Fill out form for more information.

Patterns of Attachment: What does it all mean? Winter 2021

What are the origins of regulated and dysregulated attachment patterns? What are their implications for research and clinical treatment?

Presented by Dr. Carol George

January 8, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST

Limited to 10 participants.

6 APA CE Credits (pending SPA approval)

Fill out the form for registration information.January 5

Spring 2021 Webinar

Webinar Sessions: 1 all-day workshop and 8 4-hour training sessions (Central Daylight Savings Time)

Part 1: What does it all mean? Attachment theory seminar.:
Thursday, April 15, 2021
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDST
This webinar lays the theoretical foundation for coding, classification, and interpretation of the AAP. Attendance is mandatory.

Part 2: Coding and Classification Webinar: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CDST
Friday, April 16th – Monday, April 19th; Friday, Friday April 23rd & Sunday, April 25th; Friday, April 30th & Sunday, May 2nd Enrollment limited to 10. 37 APA CE credit pending approval by the Society for Personality Assessment

Early bird registration deadline: March 26, 2021

Instructor: Drs. Melissa Lehmann and Caroline Lee

Contact Melissa Lehmann or (drmelissalehmann@gmail.com) or Caroline Lee (carolineleepsyd@gmail.com) for more information.

Attachment Trauma Series Coming in June 2021

Pathological Mourning: Unresolved Chronic Mourning, Failed Mourning, and Preoccupation with Personal Suffering. Three 3-hour webinar sessions June 11, 18, and 25 featuring the unique attachment representations and risks of these forms of disordered mourning. Stay tuned for times and registration information. 9 APA CE credits pending approval by the Society for Personality Assessment.

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Introduction
to the AAP

The AAP training and certification program makes the AAP available to a range of researchers and clinical professionals who wish to integrate valid adult attachment assessment into their work. Training and certification are required to administer and score the Adult Attachment Projective Picture System. Trainees must complete all training sessions in order to be eligible for certification. 

AAP training registration fees include webinar seminars, all training materials, a set of practice cases, and reliability training for 1 year following training. Continuing education credit is available for some trainings. All trainings are currently in English, German, and Italian. Check the training schedule for details.

Some years we also offer training in the Attachment Doll Play Assessment for use with children ages 4.5-12 years (see e.g., Solomon, George, & De Jong, 1995). See training schedule for details. Materials and reliability are similar to the AAP. Contact Carol George for more information – AAPinfo@comcast.net.

Mental health and medical professionals and graduate students (e.g., psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, medical doctors, nurses).

No extensive background in attachment theory is required. The first day of the training seminar presents the foundations of attachment theory and assessment needed to be successful with the AAP.

Individuals who complete the training seminar are eligible for certification as an AAP judge. Certified judges complete reliability with at least an 80% success rate for identifying attachment classification group on a standardized set of AAP cases. A practice case set is provided following training to gain more experience prior to embarking on the reliability process. The average length of time to reach reliability certification is 1 year, although a significant number of trainees who began reliability immediately following training achieve certification in 3-6 months. Reliability is done on an individual basis at the pace of the trainee. The reliability period included in the registration fee extends for 1 year following training. Once reliability is achieved, individuals are certified to code and analyze AAPs for use with their clients, for others in their clinic, or research projects under their direct supervision. Reliable judges are eligible to become “master judges” so as to code for others outside of their own immediate clinical or research projects. For more information about certification, please send your inquiry by email to Carol George, Ph.D. AAPinfo@comcast.net

Master judges are certified to identify at a 90% match rate on all AAP coding and classification. Master judges are available to help individuals who have attended an AAP training but who have not completed or chose not to complete reliability, yet want to use the AAP in their professional work. There are master judges in English, French, Italian, German, and Dutch. For more information about contacting a master judge, please send your inquiry by email to Carol George, Ph.D. AAPinfo@comcast.net

The registration form has all the information about costs and registration. Registration discounts are available for early registrants, graduate students, and for groups of 3 or more from a single group or institution (U.S. training only). Contact Carol George, Ph.D. for additional information about training outside of the US. AAPinfo@comcast.net

Who Should Attend?
Mental health and medical professionals and graduate students (e.g., psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, medical doctors, nurses).

What Background in Attachment Theory and Research is Required?
No extensive background in attachment theory is required. The first day of the training seminar presents the foundations of attachment theory and assessment needed to be successful with the AAP.

How Do I Get Reliability Certification for the AAP?
Individuals who complete the training seminar are eligible for certification as an AAP judge. Certified judges complete reliability with at least an 80% success rate for identifying attachment classification group on a standardized set of AAP cases. A practice case set is provided following training to gain more experience prior to embarking on the reliability process. The average length of time to reach reliability certification is 1 year, although a significant number of trainees who began reliability immediately following training achieve certification in 3-6 months. Reliability is done on an individual basis at the pace of the trainee. The reliability period included in the registration fee extends for 1 year following training. Once reliability is achieved, individuals are certified to code and analyze AAPs for use with their clients, for others in their clinic, or research projects under their direct supervision. Reliable judges are eligible to become “master judges” so as to code for others outside of their own immediate clinical or research projects. For more information about certification, please send your inquiry by email to Carol George, Ph.D. AAPinfo@comcast.net

What is a Master Judge?
Master judges are certified to identify at a 90% match rate on all AAP coding and classification. Master judges are available to help individuals who have attended an AAP training but who have not completed or chose not to complete reliability, yet want to use the AAP in their professional work. There are master judges in English, French, Italian, German, and Dutch. For more information about contacting a master judge, please send your inquiry by email to Carol George, Ph.D. AAPinfo@comcast.net

What are the Training Costs and How Do I Register?
The registration form has all the information about costs and registration. Registration discounts are available for early registrants, graduate students, and for groups of 3 or more from a single group or institution (U.S. training only). Contact Carol George, Ph.D. for additional information about training outside of the US. AAPinfo@comcast.net

Tremendously Useful For Professionals
Involved In Working With Adolescents

“I find the information from the AAP to be tremendously useful for the professionals involved in working with adolescents. Many parents and foster parents only see the problem behaviors, and having a more contextualized understanding of the function of behavior can help them become more compassionate and flexible in their reactions and interactions.”

– Linda Webster, Ph.D., University of the Pacific, CA

Grounded In a Strong Theory
And Infused With Creativity

“This splendid, important book is grounded in a strong theory and infused with creativity. It presents an assessment method that is user friendly and economical, validated in clinical and community samples, and confirmed by neurobiological research. The book uses many case examples to illustrate adults’ representations of attachment patterns. For graduate students, it is a guide to thinking beyond existing methods when asking new questions. For professionals in clinical and research settings, it opens a window to unconscious relationship biases.”

– Karin Grossmann, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Regensburg, Germany

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