Meaning of the Child Interview

The Meaning of the Child Interview was developed by Dr Ben Grey PhD (2014), out of The Parent Development Interview, or PDI (Aber, J.; Slade A; Berger B.; Kaplan M. 2003). In healthy, safe parenting relationships, the parent is processing information about their child, in order to keep themselves safe, keep their child safe and to teach the child how to protect him or herself. The Meaning of the Child Interview is based on attachment theory. Through a semi structured clinical interview process, parents are asked to talk about their child, their experience of parenting and also their own experience of being parented. The interview is then coded by trained coders.