Dr Patricia Crittenden - Dynamic Maturational Model (DMM) Attachment & Psyc...

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DMM - Attachment and Psychopathology 2018

Dr Patricia Crittenden

This course examines development from infancy to adulthood and the process of adaptation and developmental pathways that carry risk for psychopathology. It focuses on development, prevention and treatment of psychological disorder. The evidence-based approach uses the Dynamic-Maturational Model of attachment and adaptation which is highly relevant to individuals who are at-risk, have been exposed to danger, display disturbed or maladaptive behaviour, or are diagnosed as having a psychiatric disorder.

Which new skills will you take away from this programme?

Functional formulation: moving beyond diagnosis to understanding behaviour

Treatment planning: choosing efficient & effective treatment strategies

Identifying false-positive affect: uncovering hidden problems in their early stages

Differentiating symptoms and self–protective strategies specifying how symptoms function

Day 1 Friday 6th April 2018

Morning Evolution, danger & brain

Afternoon CARE-Index videotapes Child abuse and neglect Psychosis and trauma in parents

Day 2 Saturday 7th April 2018

Morning Pre-school development & the DMM

The coercive & self–protection strategies Cross-generational transformations Treatment in the pre-school years

Afternoon School-age: Peers, obsessive & deceptive strategies Culture: Gender development & parental roles Conduct problems and psychotic intrusions Treatment: Recommended & risky practices

Day 3 Sunday 8th April 2018

Morning Adolescence: Integrating sexuality with attachment

Sexual disorders & sexual offending

Eating and personality disorders

Transition to adulthood attachment interview

Dangerous gaps in services & preventative opportunities

Afternoon Differential treatment Violence and criminality Family drawings

Adulthood attachment interview

Summary & overview

This Attachment & Psychopathology course is foundational and is a pre-requisite for all DMM assessment courses such as:

The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI, 25yrs & upwards), Preschool and School-age Assessment of Attachment (PAA 2-5 years and SAA

6-13 years) and Transition to Adulthood Interview (TAAI 16-25yrs).

The interactive course led by Dr Crittenden is intended for professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, therapists and nurses who work with troubled families or individuals.

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