Menninger is proud to host the only U.S.-based training session for the Child Attachment Interview (CAI). This course trains professionals in how to administer and code the CAI.
With the training, child mental health professionals, school psychologists, counselors, educators and researchers learn to assess the quality of children's attachment relationships with parents or caregivers during middle childhood and adolescence.
The training will be conducted by Amanda Venta, PhD, a certified CAI trainer and facilitator, January 18-21 at The Menninger Clinic, 12301 Main St., Houston, TX 77035.
The training includes all lunches and refreshments. Parking is free.
The CAI (Shmueli-Goetz et al., 2008; Target et al., 2003) focuses on current attachment memories and elicits children's perceptions of their attachment figures' current availability and sensitive responsiveness. The interview invites children to describe and reflect upon their attachment experiences and relationships - at times of hurt, emotional upset, illness, separation and loss - as a way of gaining access to their internal representations of those relationships.
The coding is taught by reviewing videotaped interviews and providing practice in the coding of the CAI.