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