• Karen Doyle Buckwalter

Howard Steele: John Bowlby and Child Development - Part 1

Karen continues her eight part series of four interviews exploring the roots and history attachment theory. In today's episode, she begins her third interview by welcoming returning guest Dr. Howard Steele back to the show for part one of their in-depth conversation on John Bowlby's influence on the study of child development. Part two of this discussion will be released on Tuesday, June 8th.


Howard Steele, PhD, is Professor and Chair of Clinical Psychology, at the New School for Social Research in New York City. At the New School, Dr. Steele co-directs (with Dr. M. Steele) the Center for Attachment Research. Howard Steele is also senior and founding editor of the international journal, Attachment and Human Development, and founding president of the Society for Emotion and Attachment Studies. Together with Miriam Steele, and Anne Murphy, Howard Steele helped pioneer and test the efficacy of the Group Attachment-Based Intervention (GABI), currently being delivered in all five boroughs of New York City, supported by the Administration of Children’s Services, New York City.


Howard Steele is among the 2017 Bowlby-Ainsworth Awardees so recognized by the Center for Mental Health Promotion and the New York Attachment Consortium. H. Steele is editor (with Miriam Steele) of the 2008 book, Clinical Applications of the Adult Attachment Interview, and the 2018 Handbook of Attachment-Based Interventions, both published by the Guilford Press, New York. Howard Steele is a member of the Adult Attachment Interview Trainers’ Consortium.


Part One:

For More:

Adult Attachment Interview Trainers Consortium

Society for Emotion and Attachment Studies

Center for Attachment Research

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