Assessing Adult Attachment: A Dynamic-Maturational Approach to Discourse Analysis (A Norton Professional Book)
Patricia McKinsey Crittenden
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A method for identifying the psychological and interpersonal self-protective attachment strategies of adults.
This book focuses upon new methods of analysis for adult attachment texts. The authors’ introduce a highly nuanced model―the Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM)―providing clinicians with a finely-tuned tool for helping patients examine past relationships, in addition to gauging the potential effectiveness of various treatment options. The authors offer a fascinating explanation of the neurobiological underpinnings of DMM, grounded in findings from the cognitive neurosciences about information processing. In this volume, readers have an eminently practical, theoretically-grounded work that is sure to transform many types of therapy.
universal. In the DMM method, resolution is treated explicitly. This leads to specification of the function and process of achieving resolution, which, in turn, permits evaluation of exactly which aspects of resolution have not been accomplished by the speaker. The function of resolution is to enable the individual to take forward into the future information that is relevant to future protection and comfort and to keep in the past that which was unique to the specific event. Unresolved
(with its functional implications) are clear to appropriately trained coders. FOR WHOM IS AN AAI CLASSIFICATION OF INTEREST? Viewed as a functional description of how a person is likely to behave when threatened, an AAI classification can be used as descriptive data for research and as a diagnostic assessment in clinical settings where the main interest is planning interventions. More recently, its suitability for settings where a judgment on the adaptive qualities of an individual is needed
between extremes of avoidance and cooperation. The latter state seems more likely on topics of victimization of self. Semantic memory: A1: Few words. A1: Splitting of good attachment figure (in respect of grandmother) from the bad self. A4: Exoneration (partial) of mother and father; parental perspective. C: Passive semantic thought. C5: Splitting of responsibility with attachment figures held responsible, while the self is seen as powerless. Connotative language: Part I—A1: Dry. C: Evocative
biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO. Crittenden, P. M., Lang, C., Claussen, A. H., & Partridge, M. F. (2000). Relations among mothers’ procedural, semantic, and episodic internal representational models of parenting. In P. M. Crittenden & A. H. Claussen (Eds.), The organization of attachment relationships: Maturation, culture, and context (pp. 214–233). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Crittenden, P. M., & Newman, L. (2010). Comparing models of
speaker’s bids for support that functions to make it difficult to refuse to collude and difficult to identify the collusion explicitly. In addition, as noted for C5, some C6 speakers refuse to respond to the interviewers’ questions, thus, “stonewalling” the interview. Images are often animated and generally distorted to convey the appearance of hierarchical power relations in which the speaker appears powerless; these belie the underlying complexity of true power relations. The images function to