Foundations of Narrative Attachment Assessment with Adults

Learn about assessing attachment in teens and adults, with case examples.

Foundations of Narrative Attachment Assessment with Adults

This workshop takes you through narrative, projective and questionnaire methods for assessing teen and adult attachment, with case examples. Validated methods for including attachment in clinical assessments are described and practiced, and interventions to support dyadic attachment security in families are detailed.

Prof. Jenn McIntosh shares ideas for clinical application of the Gold Standards Frameworks including the Strange Situation, the Adult Attachment Interview and scales designed for clinicians to observe and monitor the progress of attachment relationships.

What will you learn?

You will be exposed to Gold Standard observational and narrative methods that are invaluable assets in any clinical tool kit, when supporting relational security is a shared goal.

Relevant Audience

Practitioners from a diverse spectrum of service contexts across the life-course, involved in supporting relational health between parents/carers and infants, children, and teens, and between adult family members.

Familiarity with foundational attachment concepts is an advantage but not a pre-requisite.

Workshop Style

This is full day interactive workshop. Art and science of attachment observation across the life-course is described and practiced in large and small groups. There is an opportunity for questions about the application to diverse contexts and populations.

Related Training

Foundations of Attachment Observations with Infants

Upcoming workshops

Round 2


1 day: Monday 23 October 2023


In person - The Bouverie Centre
8 Gardiner Street, Brunswick


9:30am – 4:30pm


6 CPD hours


$240 (including GST)


Prof Jenn McIntosh

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