Rebecca Carr-Hopkins

Rebecca qualified as a social worker in 1996, and has over twenty five years experience of working with children and families. She has worked independently since 2007 and has substantial experience of providing expert opinion to the family courts in respect of risk and parenting issues. She is one of the UK’s best trained experts in attachment with research level coder reliability in numerous methods for formally assessing attachment. She lectures in Attachment Studies at the University of Roehampton, teaching on the Masters and Postgraduate Certificate programmes. She is authorised to teach a range of the developmentally sequenced attachment assessments tied to the Dynamic Maturational Model (DMM) of Attachment and Adaptation, including the Infant CARE-Index, the Infant Strange Situation Procedure, the School age-Assessment of Attachment and the Adult Attachment Interview. She delivers these trainings locally, nationally and internationally.

Alongside this specialist training, she frequently delivers generic attachment training to a social care audience. She also delivers training on supervision, direct work with children, thresholds and court skills for social workers. She is a trained Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) guider and supervisor and trained in other methods of interventions for families, including Development Dyadic Psychotherapy (DDP-Stage 1) and Watch Wait and Wonder.