Online Training: Understanding the Influence of Early Attachments

Date: November 5, 2021
Time: To be announced

Cost of training: $80.00
Continuing Education credits are in the application process.

Please stay tuned for more information!
Registration has not opened yet, but you can request that Safer Society notify you as soon as registration opens. Also, do not hesitate to include any questions you hope that Dr. Sroufe will answer along with your request.

Dr. Alan Sroufe’s groundbreaking theoretical and empirical contributions to the fields of developmental psychology and developmental psychopathology have been reported to the academic world in over 150 papers and journal articles and seven books. During the four-hour virtual training, Dr. Sroufe will discuss what he and his team of researchers learned about human development over the course of the longest running (40-year) study of attachment across the lifespan and across generations. He will also discuss implications for differential treatment based on attachment styles.

Topics that will be discussed:

  1. Fundamentals of attachment theory and research
  2. How individual selves emerge from relationships
  3. Vulnerability, resilience, pathology and health as products of development
  4. Implications for clinical practice

Attendees will come to understand:

  1. How researchers assess early attachment relationships
  2. The theory underlying the internalization of early experiences
  3. The basic findings regarding attachment and development
  4. Why change in self-organization becomes increasingly difficult
  5. How change in nonetheless accomplished

Registration is currently closed, but you can sign up to receive a notification as soon as it opens.


Alan Sroufe

L. ALAN SROUFE, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development, has been called: “The premier developmentalist of his generation” (The Bowlby/Ainsworth award citation) and “… a founder and leading contributor to the field of developmental psychopathology” (the Distinguish Scientific Award of the Society of Research in Child Development). An internationally recognized expert on early attachment relationships, emotional development, and developmental psychopathology, he has published 150 articles and seven books on these topics, including The Development of the Person, a two-time award winner.

A Compelling Idea

How We Become the Persons We Are
by Alan Sroufe

A Compelling Idea is an autobiographical window into the personal and professional journey of a “superstar psychologist.”

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