Applications of the Adult Attachment Interview - 1 CPD Hour

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During this seminar recording, world leading expert, Dan Siegel, M.D. will dive deeply into the only scientifically validated measure of unresolved trauma and grief. You will explore the ways in which the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) can offer new insights into your clients’ relationships and their brains. Dr. Siegel will describe how the AAI can best predict how a child will be attached to his or her parent. This seminar recording will examine how you can use this information to inform clinical assessment, treatment planning, and implementation of therapeutic interventions.


  • Explain how the AAI can clinically assess the attachment of a child to their parent
  • Outline the four major categories of AAI findings and their implications for clinical interventions
  • Discuss how results of AAI can be used in psychotherapy


  • Overview of the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI)
  • Clinical implications of the AAI
  • Therapeutic uses of the AAI
  • AAI and categories of attachment
  • AAI and unresolved trauma
  • Psychotherapy and the changes in the coherence of narrative


"I loved watching this and seeing Dr. Siegel draw on all the years of research in attachment which has always been my beginning lens for assessing a client’s needs and treatment planning. This has added so much to my clinical tools as I look forward to using the AAI in my work and viewing the other parts to this training."

"Dr. Dan Siegel has fine skills in articulating the breadth of this information. For over 25 years, I have been teaching/training new parents how to welcome their newborns, listen to early communication, use simple massage strokes that help organize the medically stable newborn—all with the intention of promoting more comfortable attachment, more enjoyable parent infant experiences. As a nurse massage therapist, with advanced training in cranio sacral therapy, I know this particular therapy has great potential for helping alleviate some of the early dysfunctions within a nervous system that has been stressed and strained through pregnancy and birth, and early life experiences—as a neuro organizing technique. I have purchased this series, look forward to learning more, and see several places early intervention would be very useful…How wonderful if the AAI could be offered within the high school setting in life skills/ goal setting classes."

"I like the way mindfulness is explained in this presentation, as well as the complexities of developmental attachment into adulthood and self-reflection. I am very interested in the relationship of attachment assessment and theory and schema assessment and theory. Very useful for clinical practice, thank you. "

"Thank you for sharing this. As someone who has spent the last 14 months in psychotherapy and has begun to understand the ‘narrative’ of the complex traumas that have affected my life, it has given me the realisation that I have been a ‘good enough’ parent to my daughter and by understanding my narrative I think the three generations of trauma have come to an end. A heartfelt thank you."

"This was amazing research and clinical insight and I know it to be accurate because I’ve personally experienced it. Very inspiring for the next level of human development through client personal insight and the clinical relationship."

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About Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.


Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in paediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Centre, founding co-investigator at the UCLA Centre for Culture, Brain and Development, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational centre devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities. 
Dr. Siegel’s psychotherapy practice spans thirty years, and he has published extensively for the professional audience. He serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which includes over three dozen textbooks. Dr. Siegel’s books include Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Developing Mind, Second Edition, The Mindful Therapist, The Mindful Brain, Parenting form the Inside Out(with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.), and the three New York Times bestsellers: Brainstorm, The Whole-Brain Child (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.), and his latest No-Drama Discipline (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D). He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx.

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