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Message ID: 9708
Date: 2014-09-07

Author:Aaron Robb, Ph.D.

Subject:"Bonding assessments"

I'm looking for empirically grounded work on "bonding assessments." I use quotes as it appears this phrase is used quite idiosyncratically in practice, often essentially as a way for a clinician to note they eyeballed the quality of parent-child interactions. I've seen the IASA protocol, and the NYCFS/SUNY observational checklist (adapted from Fahlberg's 1991 book), and a few behavioral health and law journal articles, but I'm looking for what the "gold standard" evidenced based practice is in this regard. I'm also looking beyond simple attachment (i.e. using the AQS to look at attachment security). Thanks in advance for any input. -- Aaron Robb, Ph.D. Forensic Counseling Services http://www.texascounseling.org Mailing Address: 2831 Eldorado Pkwy., Ste. 103-377, Frisco, TX 75033 Phone: 972-360-7437; Fax: 940-343-2601 “Let us also pray for divine wisdom that as we act we not become the evil we deplore.” – Rev. Nathan Baxter at the 9/11 memorial service 9/13/2001 This e-mail and any attachments contain information from the office of Aaron Robb, Ph.D. and are intended solely for the use of the named recipients. Any dissemination of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, notify the sender immediately and permanently delete the e-mail, any attachments, and all copies thereof from any drives or storage media and destroy any printouts of the e-mails or attachments.

I'm looking for empirically grounded work on "bonding assessments." I use quotes as it appears this phrase is used quite idiosyncratically in practice, often essentially as a way for a clinician to note they eyeballed the quality of parent-child interactions. I've seen the IASA protocol, and the NYCFS/SUNY observational checklist (adapted from Fahlberg's 1991 book), and a few behavioral health and law journal articles, but I'm looking for what the "gold standard" evidenced based practice is in this regard. I'm also looking beyond simple attachment (i.e. using the AQS to look at attachment security). Thanks in advance for any input. -- Aaron Robb, Ph.D. Forensic Counseling Services http://www.texascounseling.org Mailing Address: 2831 Eldorado Pkwy., Ste. 103-377, Frisco, TX 75033 Phone: 972-360-7437; Fax: 940-343-2601 “Let us also pray for divine wisdom that as we act we not become the evil we deplore.” – Rev. Nathan Baxter at the 9/11 memorial service 9/13/2001 This e-mail and any attachments contain information from the office of Aaron Robb, Ph.D. and are intended solely for the use of the named recipients. Any dissemination of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, notify the sender immediately and permanently delete the e-mail, any attachments, and all copies thereof from any drives or storage media and destroy any printouts of the e-mails or attachments.