Dismissive Attachment with Dr. Jamie DeLuna

The TBRI® Podcast | Season 3, Episode 2

Today we are excited to welcome Dr. Jamie DeLuna back to the podcast for more conversation about adult attachment.  For many years, Jamie was a research scientist for TCU’s Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development who specialized in administering and the Adult Attachment Interview. Dr. DeLuna has administered thousands of interviews and she speaks with so much wisdom and nuance on the topic of adult attachment. Jamie recently moved into a new role outside of the institute, but she was kind enough to join us for two more episodes. Today you’ll hear a conversation about dismissive attachment, and then next week we’ll continue with a conversation about ambivalent attachment.

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About our guests:

Jamie Hurst DeLuna, PhD is a Senior Organizational Developmental Consultant at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas where she is part of a team that helps new and existing leaders in the medical community grow and develop their relational leadership skills through education, training, and coaching. Her clients include everyone you can imagine, from administrators to surgeons to Nobel Laureates. She previously served as a Research Scientist with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development where she lead the Institute’s efforts in administering the Adult Attachment Interview. 

About our host:

Sarah Mercado is a Training Specialist with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD). As training specialist, Sarah’s main focus is instructing professionals working with children who have experienced trauma, in Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). TBRI®, a holistic, attachment-based, and trauma-informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children, offers practical tools for caregivers to help those in their care reach their highest potential.

Sarah earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She began her career as a direct care staff working with adolescent boys living in a Residential Treatment Center (RTC). After serving in the RTC for several years, she shifted her focus to foster care, where she was Regional Director for a foster and adoption agency.

Sarah spent 20 years serving youth and families within residential and foster care settings as a direct-care worker and trainer before beginning her work with the Purvis Institute in May 2016. Sarah lives near Austin, TX with her husband, AJ, and their two children.

3 Responses to “Dismissive Attachment with Dr. Jamie DeLuna”

  1. Deanna Clemons

    So interesting. Explains so much! Thank you!

  2. Anna Sullivan

    Attachment is our parents or caregivers modeling relationships for us which children pick-up very quickly.

    Adulthood term for attachment in adults is Dismissive attachment. This type of caregiving that leads to dismissive attachment is called instrumental activities that Involve interaction between child and parents or caregivers that is on a close personal level

    Avoidance modeling refers to no involvement or communication between parent or caregivers.

    Parental or caregivers modeling has a long term affect on children and transfers from relationship to relationship

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