Certified Coding
Adult Attachment Interview
Reflective Functioning

DeaneWelcome to the online site of H. Deane Dozier, AAI Coder and Reflective Functioning Coder. Deane will also be attending a class with Alan Sroufe, Robert Weigand, and Elizabeth Carlson in June of 2017 to learn to score the Strange Situation Procedure. Contact Deane to discuss how she might assist you in your project utilizing the Adult Attachment Interview (the AAI).

Background

Deane earned her BS degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Physical Education and Health, did post graduate work in the field of public health at the University of Vermont. She received her certification as a "highly qualified" coder of the Adult Attachment Interview from Dr. Mary Main at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2006. She received her certification as a reliable coder of Reflective Functioning from Dr. Howard Steele at The New School for Social Research in New York City in March, 2016.

She has gained experience by coding more than 1,800 AAI transcriptions for research projects at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Yale University in Connecticut, the University of Washington in Seattle, San Diego State University in California, Palo Alto University in California, the University of Delaware, the University of Texas, Walden University in Minnesota, Virginia Tech, Pace University in New York, Fielding Graduate University in California, Trinity Western University in British Columbia, Canada, Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders in Missouri, for clinical psychologists in private practice (especially in the Boston area), and for other studies.  Deane has trained AAI interviewers for a large study at Johns Hopkins, for many projects at University of Delaware, for a project at Duke University in North Carolina, and for research at Liberty University in Virginia.

Interviewing Assistance

Interviewing according to Dr. Main's "Adult Attachment Interview Protocol" is crucial to producing transcripts with reliable information. Deane can review your transcripts and assist you and your team refine your interviewing skills. She also provides documents on the Client page of this website with guidance related to areas that can be problematic and links to Mary Main's "Avoiding Common Errors" pdf file.

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Client Page

  • Interviewing Suggestions
  • Transcribing Help
  • Interpreting Scoresheets
  • Link to AAI Protocol
    by Mary Main
  • Link to Avoiding Common Errors (MM)

Feedback from Researchers and Therapists

  • "I have given you the majority of the work because you are very fast and your coding sheets are meticulously detailed with exceptionally informative notes. I just love the quality of your work. The extra bonus is that you are a pleasure to work with."
  • "With your amazing turn-around time, we are ahead of schedule on the AAI analyses. We cannot thank you enough."
  • "I have never seen anyone code transcripts with as much care and thought as Deane. The coder's notes she attaches provide a compelling narrative of the issues involved. I couldn't recommend her more highly."
  • "Most coders don't include this elaboration since it is often for research, but for a clinical population, this is a wonderful resource."
  • "I just met with my client and spoke with him about the AAI findings.  It all resonated deeply with him, and he felt quite seen and encouraged."