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The School-aged Assessment of Attachment (SAA)

WithKASIA KOZLOWSKA, BRONWEN ELLIOTT

The School-aged Assessment of Attachment (SAA) is a recently developed, semistructured clinical interview that identifi es patterns of attachment for children age six to thirteen years using the Dynamic-Maturational Model of attachment and adaptation (DMM). The DMM model describes patterns of attachment, also known as self-protective strategies, which lie within three distinct developmental pathways: Types A, B & C (see Chapter 1 and Crittenden 1995-2007; Crittenden 2006a).