AF Services

Attachment Services

Training & Coaching

Attachment and Forensic Services (AFS) can provide training and coaching to agencies and parents in the following:

The Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment, now supported by dozens of clinical articles and projects, and considered by leading clinical practitioners as a huge step forward in the delivery of attachment assessment and practical help

Coaching Sensitivity in Parents and Carers

Promoting secure attachments and child brain development

Independent, forensic assessments ascertaining parents’ and children’s attachment styles, the implications for Parental Sensitivity and Parent-Child relationships, and pathways to tailored therapeutic routes (if required).

Attachment Strategies

From birth throughout life, we all have unconscious strategies for coping with other persons and events.

AFS can arrange discreet, specialist forensic interviews with unbiased coding to ascertain current strategies, coach interviewees through their results, and suggest means of necessary or desired change

Separating and Separated Families

Family separation can be a time of intense stress for parents, and especially children. 

AFS are able to provide parent and child education programs fully detailing the clinical implications of separation on family members, and how to ameliorate and improve circumstances as far as possible in each case. 

Programs can be delivered privately, in conjunction with agencies, or as part of a court-led process. 

Refuse, Reject and Resist Dynamic

Assessments and Interventions

AFS can assess, design and implement interventions where children resist/reject/refuse or otherwise have difficulty in meeting or maintaining relationships with other family members. The development of this draws on qualifications, robust attachment theory, experience, and close development between psychologist and psychotherapist to enable bespoke designs and implemention for each child and parent. 

We are also able to integrate an independent, high-tech forensic service to ascertain clinical safety where necessary. 

Programs can be commissioned privately, in conjunction with agencies or as part of a court-led process.

Coaching / Training in Estrangement, Splitting and psychological enmeshment

AFS can deliver the most up to date training in the refuse/reject/resisting of relationships by children. Sometimes this may be due to the actions of the rejected parent or the conscious or naive manipulation of a child by one of the parents. 

AFS is committed to solving the current crisis in terms of inadequate assessment and provision for alienated children and their families. Intensive courses for parents and professionals last 1-3 days, dependent on clinical experience and practitioner role.  An additional day is optional, covering the statutory and case law position on parental alienation, including a review of several cases monitored and worked. Days can run consecutively or be arranged according to the professional commitments of attendees.