An Introduction to Attachment

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
11 am - 1 pm AKST
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Video Conferencing
Cost Range
$45.00 to $60.00 (depending on options)
The price for current 2022 AK-AIMH members is $45. Nonmembers pay an additional $15 for a total of $60

Host And Instructor

Alaska Association of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (AK-AIMH)
Arietta Slade, PhD
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Contact Hours: 2.00
C.E. Credit for AK-AIMH Endorsement: 2.00
This training will cover several competencies required for Endorsement®. AK-AIMH administers the Endorsement® to recognize the attainment of professional competencies in working with children 0-5.

Training Overview Description

Geared towards providing practitioners who work with young children, parents, or other caregivers, this training session will provide an introduction to the core principles of attachment theory and to the primary findings of over 50 years of attachment research.


  • Learn how to identify the secure, avoidant, and resistant patterns of infant attachment
  • Learn how to identify secure, dismissing, and preoccupied patterns of adult attachment

Meet Your Instructor

Arietta Slade, PhD is Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at the Yale Child Study Center. An internationally recognized theoretician, clinician, researcher, and teacher, she has written widely on the development of parental reflective functioning, the implications of attachment for child and adult psychotherapy, and relationship-based infant mental health practice. She is Co-Founder and Director of Training for Minding the Baby® (MTB), an evidence-based interdisciplinary reflective home visiting program for young families facing adversity. Dr. Slade is also an author and editor, and is currently writing a book on reflective parenting with her MTB colleagues (forthcoming, Guilford, 2022). She has also been in private practice for nearly 40 years, working with individuals of all ages.

Competencies & Endorsement

This training will cover the following competencies required for Endorsement:

  • Theoretical Foundations - Family relationships & dynamics
  • Theoretical Foundations - Attachment, trauma, grief & loss

AK-AIMH administers the Endorsement to recognize the attainment of professional competencies in working with children 0-5. For more information on the Endorsement, please visit our website.

Event-specific Details

The Alaska Association for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (AK-AIMH) has listed this training for the benefit of Alaska's professionals as part of our initiative, Project Compass: Leading the Way to Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Workforce Development. Project Compass is funded by AK-AIMH members and donors, the Alaska Children's Trust, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. Visit Project Compass online to learn more!

Registration Information

Registration closes January 25, 2022. Deadline to cancel for a full refund is January 26, 2022.
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