Webinar: Assessing Attachment-Supportive Parenting

An introduction to the Composite Caregiving Questionnaire (CCQ)

Webinar Summary

Quality attachment relationships are recognised as central to healthy development. Most measures of child attachment are resource-intensive and impractical in clinical work. During this 90-minute webinar Dr Erinn Hawkins and Dr Anne-Marie Maxwell will introduce the Composite Caregiving Questionnaire (CCQ), a self-report measure of five parenting constructs that are associated with attachment security in young children.

This webinar will cover the structure and properties of the CCQ and its application in treatment planning and outcome monitoring of attachment-based interventions. We will provide a practical demonstration of the instrument using a case study. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Presenters: Dr Erinn Hawkins and Dr Anne-Marie Maxwell

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Learning Objectives:
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the main tenets of attachment theory, including the intergenerational transmission of attachment;
  • Identify key parenting constructs that are involved in the intergenerational transmission of attachment;
  • Understand the origin and development of the Composite Caregiving Questionnaire (CCQ);
  • Use and interpret the CCQ to assess parent-child relational strengths and areas for development to inform treatment planning and monitor treatment progress.

Composite Caregiving Questionnaire

Dr Erinn Hawkins

Dr Hawkins is a clinical psychologist and Senior Lecturer with the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University.  Her expertise is in the assessment and treatment of children with complex neurodevelopmental and mental health problems.  Her research focuses on developing clinically useful assessment tools for measuring attachment security in young children and integrating evidence-based neurodevelopmental screening into child well health checks. 

Dr Anne-Marie Maxwell

Dr Anne-Marie Maxwell is Research Manager at Tresillian, Australia’s largest not-for-profit early parenting service, and an Adjunct Fellow at Macquarie University. She has over twenty years’ experience working with children and families in diverse contexts. Anne-Marie’s research is enriched by her background in early childhood education and her passion for nurturing parent-child relationships. Anne-Marie was chief investigator on the first study using the Composite Caregiving Questionnaire.