skip to content

Child Attachment &
Play Assessment

Training

CAPA Training in 2022 - overview

This year we have made the teaching programme more flexible by organising the training into three modules.

Module 1

For people who do not want to become reliable coders but do want:

  • an introduction to the CAPA model
  • to be able to give the CAPA to a child
  • to understand codings supplied by a reliable coder
  • to use the results to formulate intervention plans

Modules 2 and 3

For people who want to become reliable coders

We also offer three ways of learning.

  • On line training which can be done in your own time. This includes on line tutorial time with one of the trainers and a mentor.
  • Face to face on line training using zoom.
  • Bespoke training in your own agency. For this please contact us to discuss your requirements and the cost.

Face to face on line training by zoom

Dates for 2022

Module 1

May 18 – 20

Module 2

June 20 – 22

Module 3

September 21 – 23

Contact: Steve Farnfield Steve.farnfield@ntlworld.com

Module 1

3 day introduction to the CAPA and story stem procedure. You will have an introduction to the Dynamic Maturational Model (DMM) of attachment and adaption; an overview of the CAPA, see examples of patterns and learn enough of the terminology to understand classifications provided by reliable coders and to incorporate them in reports. You will also learn how to give the CAPA and on production of a satisfactory video example receive a certificate stating this.

Cost £300

Modules 2 & 3

Training for people wanting to become reliable coders. You will take the 3 day introduction after which you complete 5 practice videos. There follows 2 modules of 3 days each with approximately 2 -3 months in between modules for practice on 5 more videos. There is then more practice (10 - 15 films) after module 3 together with follow up seminars. On completion of the practice you can then take the reliability test.

The test is in two parts. 10 CAPAs for which there is limited feedback and 10 for which there is no feedback. To achieve reliability you are asked to get 75% with the agreed codings and show you can code A8 and C4. You can retake the test and if need be do some more practice!

Cost for modules 2 & 3 is £500 making the cost of the full training £800. For this you get 9 days of face to face training, all training materials, the manual, practice videos, follow up seminars, reliability test and life long membership of the CAPA family!

Agencies and organisations can commission bespoke CAPAtraining that can be on line or we will come to you.

Please apply to: Dr Steve Farnfield, e-mail: Steve.farnfield@ntlworld.com.

Online self-directed CAPA training

This is a prototype and we will make adjustments according to feedback from students.

From June 2020

Module 1

3 day introduction to the CAPA and story stem procedure. You will have an introduction to the Dynamic Maturational Model (DMM) of attachment and adaption; an overview of the CAPA, see examples of patterns and learn enough of the terminology to understand classifications provided by reliable coders and to incorporate them in reports. You will also learn how to give the CAPA and on production of a satisfactory video example receive a certificate stating this.

Cost £100

From August 2022

Module 2

Six stand alone video classes on coding the DMM attachment patterns

Feedback on 5 practice videos

A 3 hour face to face seminar with one of the trainers and other students.

Access to a mentor

Cost £200

From October 2022

Module 3

Approximately 6 stand alone video classes on coding for developmental trauma, affect regulation (low/depressive to manic aka the DMM modifiers); formulation and intervention.

Feedback on 10 - 15 practice videos

Two face to face seminar with one of the trainers and other students.

Access to a mentor

The reliability test

Cost £250

If you choose the on line self directed course you get access to all the training materials, manual, practice videos, reliability test and life long membership of the CAPA family.

Total cost for the on line self directed route is £550.

Mix and match

You can do module 1 using one of the routes and switch to another form of learning for the next module(s).

Contact: Steve Farnfield Steve.farnfield@ntlworld.com

Trainers

Dr Steve Farnfield

Dr Ben Grey

Fan Zhang

Fan is an experienced psychologist with clinical expertise in the attachment and physiological aspects of childhood trauma. She has received in-depth training in several DMM informed assessment tools. Fan is currently completing a PhD on the utility of the CAPA in assessing trauma in children.

Email: fan@fanzhangattachment.com