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The internationally recognized Ainsworth Attachment Clinic provides evidence-based evaluations, professional trainings, intervention planning and consultation.



  • Roanoke, Virginia | Oct. 28, 2015 | The Dark Matter of Love Screening and Q&A with Dr. Marvin | Free admission, RSVP required
  • England: London | Sept. 16 - Oct 4, 2015 | The Bowlby Centre and Freud Museum, present an exhibition on Attachment and work of John Bowlby | Explore..
  • Austrailia: Melbourne | Aug. 17-28, 2015 | A Master Class Series: Attachment and care-giving in pre-school years for research and clinical processes | Explore..
  • Western Australia: Perth | Aug. 10-12, 2015 | Reaction to Diagnosis Interview Training with Dr. Marvin | Explore..
Dr. Marvin featured in, The Dark Matter of Love, a fascinating documentary about the science of love. The film is related to the hopes and challenges involved in becoming a successful foster or adoptive family. [Explore..]

The Circle of Security Intervention: Enhancing Attachment in Early Parent-Child RelationshipsBook Now Available: The Circle of Security Intervention: Enhancing Attachment in Early Parent-Child Relationships


Bowlby-Ainsworth AwardDr. Robert Marvin is co-recipient of the 2013 Bowlby-Ainswortth Award for developing the Circle of Security intervention and making it widely available for clinical research and interventions.

The Circle of Security® is an innovative intervention program designed to improve the developmental pathway of children and their parents. Robert Marvin, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and Glen Cooper, Kent Hoffman, and Bert Powell from Marycliff Institute in Spokane, Washington were the originators of this unique, evidence-based program.


The Circle of Security Network is a subsidiary in Virginia that provides the evidenced-based Circle of Security Intervention Protocol.
Circle of Security Network