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Attachment Theory Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

A massive part of the human experience is the relationships we form, the emotional bonds we create, and the attachments we cultivate. Have you ever stepped back and wondered why we behave in the ways we do around others? Why do some thrive in relationships that others would struggle with?

This course explores how we form attachments and how these affect us through infancy, childhood and adulthood. We’ll learn about the stages and specific types of attachment, the attachment styles of children and adults, and the limitations and practical uses of attachment theory.

We will begin the course by looking into the details of attachment theory and introducing some key figures in the field. We’ll discuss Bowlby’s theory of attachment and Erikson’s research based on Freud’s personality theories and work through some of the stages of attachment.

We’ll explore, in-depth, the specificities of secure attachment, avoidant attachment, ambivalent attachment, and disorganised attachment – and the characteristics of each in infancy, childhood, and adulthood.

We will also discuss the ways in which attachment style can influence the emotional coaching of children and the traits and behaviours of adults with various attachment styles.

The course concludes by making you aware of the criticisms levelled against attachment theory and therefore its limitations. That said, we’ll learn how it might still be helpful, especially to teachers, conflict mediators, and mental health providers.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Understand attachment theory
  • Learn about the stages of attachment
  • Explore the various types of attachment
  • Learn about the attachment styles of children and adults
  • Become familiar with both the limitations and practical uses of attachment theory
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Key Figures in Attachment Theory
  • Part 2: Bowlby’s Theory of Attachment
  • Part 3: Harry Harlow’s Maternal Deprivation Study
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Stages of Attachment Outlined by Bowlby
  • Part 2: Basics of Attachment Theory
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Erik Erikson’s Research
  • Part 2: The Eight Stages
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: What Does Secure Attachment Look Like?
  • Part 2: Conditions for Secure Attachment
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Early Development of Avoidant Attachment
  • Part 2: Other Presentations of Avoidant Attachment
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Early Development of Ambivalent Attachment
  • Part 2: Other Factors of Ambivalent Attachment
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Early Development of Disorganised Attachment
  • Part 2: Mental Health and Adult Presentations
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Emotional Coaching for More Secure Attachment
  • Part 2: Role of Teachers and Other Non-Primary Caregivers
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Secure and Avoidant Attachment Styles
  • Part 2: Other Attachment Styles
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Criticisms of Attachment Theory
  • Part 2: Useful Applications of Attachment Theory
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Attachment Theory Diploma Course would benefit you if you have a career in education, mental health or conflict mediation and are looking for additional tools to use in your work. You could be looking for answers about your own life and wishing to understand your behaviours. You may simply be interested in the human psyche and the relationships we form and why.

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The Attachment Theory Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

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