Clinical Applications of Attachment Theory and Research

New School for Social Research: Psychology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Clin Apps of Attach Theory

Spring 2022

Taught By: Jennifer Halpern and Howard Steele

Section: A

CRN: 10764

Credits: 3

This seminar will examine cutting-edge developments in attachment theory and research as concerns adults, children, couples and families across diverse clinical contexts. The seminar will involve students in becoming familiar with video-filmed examples of infant patterns of attachment in the classic Strange Situation Procedure, as well as in attachment-based assessments of older children (e.g. the Attachment Story Completion Task). Prominently, the seminar will involve close attention to clinical uses of the Adult Attachment Interview, and its companion rating and classification system, including a focus on ‘reflective functioning’, that permits a reliable and valid assessment of the adult's state of mind concerning attachment, loss and trauma. A picture will emerge from the seminar of how to undertake or support clinical work from an attachment perspective, with children and adults in diverse contexts including psychotherapy with adults, couples, families including family preservation issues, post-adoption support, and foster care. The way attachment themes are expressed in films, poetry, short stories and novels will also be considered. Core required text: Steele, H. & Steele, M. (2018). Handbook of Attachment-Based Interventions (available in paperback and PDF versions). Guilford Press: NY.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Psychology (GPSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 30

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:10pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 1/25/2022 - 5/10/2022