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The Case for Attachment Theory

Alan SroufeThursday, November 10

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Alan Sroufe • Let renowned developmental researcher Alan Sroufe, widely considered the world’s leading attachment researcher, be your guide as he explores the distinctive contribution of John Bowlby’s work and why Attachment Theory is important to modern clinical practice.

Demystifying the clinical implications of attachment, Sroufe will discuss a variety of perspectives on early experience, what determines human behavior, and the importance of early attachment relationships. You’ll come away with a fuller understanding of the foundations of Attachment Theory and its practical value to you in your work with clients.

Alan Sroufe, Ph.D., is the William Harris Professor of Child Psychology in the Institute of Child Development and adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. His books include The Development of the Person: The Minnesota Study of Risk and Adaptation from Birth to Adulthood. Institute of Child Development website: and Minnesota Longitudinal Study website:

Learning Objectives:

1. Outline how John Bowlby’s work led to the new science of human attachment
2. Understand the links between attachment style and psychopathology
3. Discuss how the Pathways Model affects human development