Attachment and Psychopathology – Event Cancelled

Featuring: Patricia M. Crittenden, PhD

San Diego: February 18-20, 2019 – Cancelled

Attachment and Psychopathology

This 3-day course covers the development, prevention, and treatment of psychological disorder. It weaves together theory, human development, assessment, case examples, and treatment applications to reframe maladapative behavior in terms of strategies for self-protection. The course covers development from infancy to adulthood, emphasizing the process of adaptation and developmental pathways that carry risk for psychopathology. The model used, the Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM) of Attachment and Adaptation, is relevant to individuals who are at-risk, have been exposed to danger, display disturbed or maladaptive behavior, or are diagnosed as having a psychiatric disorder. A particular emphasis is cultural influences on attachment.

Your Instructor:

Dr. Patricia M. Crittenden

Day by Day Topics

Day One – Infancy and Pre – School


Evolution, danger and brain
Infancy and parental protection
The Ainsworth patterns of attachment

Day 1 Afternoon

CARE-Index videotapes
Child abuse and neglect
Post-natal depression and psychosis

Day Two – Pre-school and School years


Disorders versus diseases
Pre-school development and the Dynamic-Maturational
The coercive and compulsive self-protection strategies
Cross-generational transformations


Adoption and foster care
ADHD and autism
Reducing coercive behavior

Day Three – Adolescence and Adulthood

School-age: Peers, obsessive and deceptive strategies
Conduct problems and psychotic intrusions Treatment:
Hidden problems, recommended and risky practices
Family Drawings
The School-age Assessment of Attachment


Adolescence: Integrating sexuality with attachment
disorders and sexual off ending
Eating and personality disorders
Dangerous gaps in services and preventative opportunities
Summary and overview

In Memory Of Our Friend

Dr. Benjamin Inouye:

Co-Sponsored by Kathryn de Bruin


February 18-20, 2019


9:00 am – 4:45 pm


Alliant International University

San Diego, Ca 92131

Early Bird Fee by Dec. 1, 2019

$375 Full fee
$325 Pre-licensed rate
$225 Student rate

After Dec. 1, 2019 

$425 Full fee
$375 Pre-licensed
$275 Student Rate

Registrations are non-refundable, however you can transfer your registration/payment to another person for this event only.  Payment can be made online or by mail.

NOTE: Lodging and food not included. 


Email: Cathy and Iris at


12 hours of continuing education units are available for this course. If you need CEUs, choose the payment option that includes the $30 fee. Certificates are normally mailed out from Alliant International University 6 to 8 weeks after the course.

Each day includes:

  • a development overview
  • information processing as it affects self-and-child-protective behavior
  • description of new self-protective strategies that develop at the age level
  • an application of DMM ideas to generate a novel approach to disorder
  • treatment strategies drawn from all the major theories of treatment and selected on the basis of information processing and strategy

Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at professionals who work with troubled families or individuals, including: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Lawyers, Social Workers, Teachers & Nurses, Therapists and Counselors.

Dr. Crittenden

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After you submit your registration you will see these payment options to choose from, payment is made via PayPal unless requested otherwise. 

Early Full Fee + CEU’s ($375 + $30, a $50 discount)

Early Full Fee – No CEU’s ($375  a $50 discount)

Early Pre-licenced + CEU’s ($325 + $30, a $50 discount)

Early Pre-licenced, no CEU’s ($325 a $50 discount)

Early Student rate, no CEU’s ($225 a $50 discount)

Students will receive a Certificate of Completion in lieu of a CEU certificate once the class is completed.

If you prefer to pay via check or credit card outside of PayPal, please contact Iris and Cathy at

**Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant International University maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Alliant International University is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider #CEP11235).