The Adult Attachment Interview – Using Crittenden’s Dynamic Maturational Model of analysis

The Adult Attachment Interview – Using Crittenden’s Dynamic Maturational Model of analysis

Part 1: 28 February - 5 March 
Part 2: 25 - 30 April  
Part 3: 4 - 9 July

Course Delivery



Places are awarded on a "first paid first serve" basis due to demand


Joining information will be emailed before the course start date.


Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD

Course Details


This course is taught online via Zoom by Rebecca Carr-Hopkins, MSc Attachment Studies.

The Adult Attachment Interview is a procedure for assessing adults' strategies for identifying, preventing, and protecting the self from perceived dangers, particularly dangers tied to intimate relationships.

The DMM-AAI course is based on an expansion of the Main and Goldwyn procedure and is both a useful research tool and a potential guide for a wide range of professionals.


External candidates must have attended the Attachment and Psychopathology training with Dr Crittenden before they can take the AAI at Roehampton. 

Training days will begin at 1pm and end between 6-7pm (UK time). You will be required to read and classify a transcript before each training day starts. Consequently, participants should be entirely free of other obligations during the training.

Outcomes/What you will learn

Therapists, in particular, learn not only new ways to conceptualise troubled development, but also ways to identify, in adults, distortions of the mental processing of information, particularly information relevant to disorders of feelings, thought, and behaviour. The techniques for interpreting speech can be useful even if the professional does not formally use the interview itself in practice.

For those interested in research applications, this 24-day training is usually sufficient to establish reliability on the major classifications and sub-classifications. Part 4 of the course, applicable to forensic uses of the AAI, can be taken separately with Dr Crittenden.


Online Teaching

Dates (Three Parts):

28/02/2022 - 05/03/2022
25/04/2022 - 30/04/2022
04/07/2022 - 09/07/2022

Time: 1pm - 6pm

*Fully booked*