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Attachment: What matters, what works and what translates?

Event Date: 18 August 2015

Time: 9.00am-5.00pm

Venue: Deakin Prime, Level 3, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic

Cost: $350 inc GST for ARACY members, $400 inc GST for non-members (limited places)

About the seminar

The Longitudinal Studies Network, Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (Deakin University), Centre for Women's Mental Health (Royal Women's Hospital) and Family and Relationship Services Australia are proud to present this day seminar as part of a master class series with Professor Robert Marvin.

This one day program centres on social and early emotional development and the contemporary place of the attachment paradigm within it. Facilitated by Professor Bob Marvin, the seminar will focus on:

  • What matters – what we know about the impact of early attachment on children’s social and emotional development and future mental health and wellbeing, with a focus on the findings of longiduinal research
  • What works – what intervention studies and clinical trials are showing about what works in preventing disrupted attachment and promoting positive early attachment
  • What translates – Australian and international experiences of implementing attachment-focused interventions in practice and at population-level

Who should attend

This seminar will be of significant interest for clinicians, researchers and policy makers with an interest in early childhood development, including infant, child and youth mental health, paediatric health care, maternal and child health nursing, child protection, foster care, family court and youth welfare sectors.

About Professor Robert Marvin

Bob Marvin is Professor Emeritus in the School of Medicine and Research Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, and Director of the Mary D. Ainsworth Child-Parent Attachment Clinic, Charlottesville, Virginia. He was the Principal Investigator on federally-funded projects that developed and tested the Circle of Security® version of Attachment Theory, and The Circle of Security® Intervention protocol. Currently, he is especially active in implementing variations of this Circle of Security framework in developing community-based partnerships among professionals working with families with at-risk children. Throughout his career, Bob has been active in clinical attachment research, and in intervening with families who have children with chronic medical conditions and/or histories of disrupted early relationships. This work has led him to focus increasingly on developing clinical research tools for assessing and intervening with families at risk.


Cancellations must be submitted in writing to ARACY. Cancellations may be made before 10 August 2015 will incur an AUD$50.00 cancellation fee and the registration fee will be fully refunded. Cancellations on or after 10 August will not receive a refund on fees paid.

Event Location: Deakin Prime, Level 3, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Registrations Close: 10 August 2015 11:59 PM

Price: AU $ 400 (Inc. GST)

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