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Monday, June 18, 2018 through
Friday, June 29, 2018


Adelphi University, 1 South Ave.
Garden City, NY 11530
Room TBD

Learn to Classify Infant-Parent Attachment in the Strange Situation

This program has been cancelled.

Two-week seminar, you must attend both weeks:

June 18—22; June 25—29, 2018; 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; June 29: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

With Judith Solomon, Ph.D.

About the Program

This two-week seminar provides participants with training in the use of Ainsworth’s system of attachment classification and interactive rating and Main and Solomon’s classification and rating Strange Situationsystem for the insecure-disorganized group.

The first half of the training will focus on the A, B, and C categories; the remainder on disorganization (D). The training will include lecture and demonstration and requires substantial time and effort outside of the classroom including on the intervening weekend. Participants will be eligible to take the reliability test in the weeks following the course, at an additional cost.

Those wishing to take D training only should first contact the trainer by email.


Developmental and clinical researchers, graduate students, and faculty are eligible to participate in the workshop. Other interested students and professionals may be admitted after consulting with Dr. Solomon. It is assumed that participants have adequate background in attachment theory and are comfortable in written and spoken English. Reading material will be provided for the workshop.

No previous experience in attachment assessment is required.

About the Instructor

Judith SolomonJudith Solomon, Ph.D., has presented numerous training workshops, seminars, and lectures at the local, national and international levels. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and infant mental health specialist and a well-known attachment researcher. Dr. Solomon specializes in integrating caregiving and attachment in research and infant mental health psychotherapy, the use of research instruments in assessment and treatment planning, and training and supervision of infant mental health clinicians. Her publications include attachment theory’s seminal volume on attachment disorganization, Attachment Disorganization, (1999, Guilford Press, 1999) and its follow-up, Disorganized Attachment and Caregiving (2011, Guilford Press). In addition to her pioneering research establishing the disorganized infant and child attachment category, she has authored research and theoretical papers on infants and divorce and representational models of attachment and caregiving.


Registration is limited to 20 participants and is on a first come, first serve basis.

Training Course Fees: $1300

Fees cover the costs of the workshop and all materials for both weeks. Fees are due by May 20, 2016. Cancellation after June 8 will result in a forfeit of fees.

Cost of the reliability assessment: $450

Due to the event’s cancellation, we are no longer accepting registrations.

Adelphi University is committed to providing an environment which is responsive to the needs of individuals with disabilities including students, faculty, administrators, staff and the larger community. The institution is equally supportive of full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The Committee on Individuals with Disabilities (CID) pledges continued active support in achieving universal access and ensuring that academic programs, facilities, and activities are made available to all students, employees and visitors with disabilities.

Accommodations will be made to support learners with special needs to participate in the training/workshop. Please contact the Institute for Parenting Coordinator at 516.237.8513 to request such accommodations.

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For further information, please contact:

The Institute for Parenting
Linen Hall, Lower Level Room 8
p - 516.237.8513
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