Understanding Disorganized Attachment and Caregiving

Thursday, February 6, 2014
9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

UJA-Federation of New York
130 E 59th Street
New York, NY


About the Program

This workshop is designed to help participants deepen their understanding of disorganized attachment and caregiving.  The instructor will introduce how a particular type of high-risk attachment relationship is identified by researchers through observation of parent-child interaction, child doll play, a maternal interview and questionnaire. Disorganized attachment and caregiving will be contrasted with the various types of organized mother-child relationships. Video and interview material will be presented to demonstrate the use of attachment-based measures for clinical assessment and treatment planning. Participants will be encouraged to share their observations and clinical impressions of videos and transcripts.

About the Instructor

Judith Solomon, Ph.D., is internationally recognized for her pioneering research and training in attachment and caregiving, including the discovery and delineation of the disorganized attachment category and the first longitudinal study of infants in separated and divorced families. She has developed key measures of caregiving and child attachment, including the Caregiving Interview, the Attachment Doll Play Projective Assessment, and the Maternal Helplessness Questionnaire.  Dr. Solomon is the first editor of Attachment Disorganization, (Guilford Publications, 1999) and Disorganized Attachment and Caregiving (Guilford Publications, 2011). She is also a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in the area of infant and early childhood mental health and parent-child psychotherapy. She received specialized training in Infant Parent Psychotherapy at the University of California, San Francisco and is the former Director of Clinical Training and Supervision of the Child FIRST program in Bridgeport, CT.

Program Fees

Early registration before January 11, 2014: $105
Regular registration: $115
Adelphi Full-Time Faculty registration: $85
Adelphi Full-Time Student registration: $65


Registration for this event has closed.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Marcy Safyer
Director Institute for Parenting
p - 516.877.3060
e - theinstituteforparenting@adelphi.edu

Scholarship funding to participate in this training may be available through the Educational Incentive Program (EIP). For more information visit tsg.suny.edu. You may also contact EIP at eip@tsg.suny.edu or 800.295.9616.

Credentialing Information and Continuing Education

  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • NBCC

This program has been submitted for approval for a total of 6 continuing education/training/contact hours.

Social work CEU’s are given through the New York State Chapter of the NASW.

CASAC training hours: Program information has been submitted for approval to the New York State Office of Addiction and Substance Abuse Services Education and Training for credits toward recredentialing.

Education Hours/credits: May be received at the discretion of your school. We are happy to provide any information you may need to help towards your approval.

NBCCNBCC Credits/Hours:
Adelphi University Institute for Parenting is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Continuing Education Certificates: Certificate of Attendance will be issued at the end of the conference.

Psychology CE credits: Adelphi University is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for psychologists through the Adelphi University School of Social Work. Adelphi University maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Attendance to the entire conference is required. No partial credit is given. To apply for CE credits, contact the Institute for Parenting at 516.237.8513.

Nursing Contact Hours: This activity has been submitted to the Arizona Nurses' Association for approval to award contact hours. The Arizona Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Confirmations: No confirmations will be issued due to the high volume of registrations.

Cancellation Policy: No refund can be made for cancellation seven or fewer working days before the event or for no-shows. Cancellations more than seven working days before a workshop will result in a refund less a $15.00 cancellation fee. Requests for refunds must be received in writing.

Disclaimer: The University reserves the right to cancel this or any program due to insufficient enrollment. Registrants will be notified and full refunds will be issued.


Should you require an accommodation based on a disability, or need to request an ASL interpreter, please contact the Office of Disability Support Services by phone at 516.877.3145 or email at DSS@adelphi.edu. Please allow for a reasonable time frame prior to the event; we suggest a minimum of five business days.

For additional information about this program, please contact:

Marcy Safyer, LCSW-R
Linen Hall, Room 11
p - 516.877.3060
e - msafyer@adelphi.edu

The Institute for Parenting
Adelphi University
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

f - 516.237.8512

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