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Pre-School Strange Situation Procedure workshop - Events

Pre-School Strange Situation Procedure workshop

Event Date: 19 August 2015 to 28th Aug 15

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

Cost: $2,900 inc GST for the training

About the workshop

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 8-day intensive training workshop as part of a master class series with Professor Robert Marvin. This workshop is for eligible participants only and will look at running, coding and applying the Pre-School Strange Situation Procedure.

The Strange Situation Procedure approach to assessing patterns of attachment is the “gold standard” for research and clinical assessment in the area of pre-school attachment.

The training will include presentations and demonstrations from Professor Marvin and extensive filmed examples. By the conclusion of the training, participants will know how to administer and code the Pre-School Strange Situation Procedure.

Following this training, participants will be eligible and ready to sit for the University of Virginia's reliability exam, which involves review and successful coding of the Pre-School Strange Situation Procedure. This is arranged separately with Professor Marvin at no additional cost.

This is a rare opportunity to be trained in this important method by a leading international expert.

Eligible participants

Infant and child mental health practitioners involved in observational assessment and treatment of parent-child dyads; Circle of Security practitioners; and child development researchers wishing to include attachment measures in their research utilising the Pre-School Strange Situation Procedure. No prior training in attachment Strange Situation Procedure methodology is needed.

Places are limited (strictly 15 places) and will be offered on a first come, first served basis to eligible participants.

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 3 August 2015 will incur an AUD$100.00 cancellation fee and the registration fee will be fully refunded. Cancellations on or after 3 August will not receive a refund on fees paid.

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

Registrations Close: 13 August 2015 11:59 PM

Price: AU $ 2900 (Inc. GST)

Places Available: 3

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