The Bridge Programme

A partnership of Anna Freud Centre, UCL and Yale School of Medicine

Reflective Functioning Training on the Adult Attachment Interview: November 6-8, 2013

Course outline

The Reflective Functioning on Adult Attachment Interviews course focuses on the code of 'reflective functioning' of adult attachment interviews (AAI-RF).

Coding of 'reflective functioning' is a way to operationalize the concept of mentalization, which Fonagy and colleagues have developed into a core theoretical concept in our model of normal and pathological emotional and self-development.  This use of mental state understanding has been shown to predict attachment status in an infant from the parent's Adult Attachment Interview (AAI), and to predict important aspects of that infant's later development.

Aims of the course

To teach the rationale and technique of applying the RF coding protocol to AAI in order to assess the capacity to mentalise in adults.  This includes the teaching of the manualised method of coding and reviewing various interviews, providing practice in the coding of RF. Administration of the AAI will be briefly explained in order to understand the coding procedure.

Dates: November 6-8, 2013

Location: Yale Child Study Center

Tutor: Tobias Nolte, MD

Early-bird rates*

Training: $850

Training (inc. reliability): $1000

*These are limited and only applicable until August 23rd

The course is held at Yale University but please book your place at

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