An Introduction to Disorganized & Disrupted Attachment

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
11 am - 1 pm AKST
Thursday, February 17, 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

Training Overview Description

This session is an introduction to the concept of disorganized attachment, as well as other manifestations of disrupted attachment. Some of the proposed etiologies of this form of attachment will be discussed, along with consideration of long term sequelae. The clinical relevance of this construct will also be addressed.

Intended Audience

Family service practitioners including home visitors and clinicians, in addition to other reflective parenting program staff and professionals working with young children.

Competencies & Endorsement

This training will cover the following competencies required for Endorsement:

  • Theoretical Foundations - Disorders of infancy/early childhood
  • Direct Service - Screening and assessment

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

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.

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 February 15, 2022. Deadline to cancel for a full refund is February 16, 2022. For more information, please email the training sponsor at ([

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