Dr Judith Solomon holds a Visiting Research Fellowship in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge. She is internationally recognised for her research and theory-building on attachment and caregiving, including the introduction of the disorganised attachment classification and the first longitudinal study of infants in separated and divorced families.
With Carol George, she developed key representational measures of caregiving and child attachment, including the Caregiving Interview, the Attachment Doll Play Projective Assessment, and the Maternal Helplessness Questionnaire. She also served as co-editor of Attachment Disorganization (Guilford Publications,1999) and Disorganized Attachment and Caregiving (Guilford Publications, 2011).
In 2013, she was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, where she taught and did research in the Department of Evolutionary Biology. Solomon frequently presents workshops and training seminars on attachment and parenting relationships. She also is a licensed clinical psychologist and provides consultation, training, and supervision in the area of infant and early childhood mental health.
Solomon, J., Beetz, A., Shöberl, I., Gee, N. and Kotrschal, K. (2018). Attachment security in companion dogs: adaptation of Ainsworth’s and strange situation and classification procedures to dogs and their human companions. Attachment & human development, https://doi.org/10.1080/14616734.2018.1517812
Solomon, J., Duschinsky, R., Bakkum, L, and Schuengel, C. (2017). Toward an architecture of attachment disorganization. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 1-21.
George, C., and Solomon, J. (2017). The Attachment Doll Play Assessment: Predictive Validity with Concurrent Mother-Child Interaction and Maternal Caregiving Representations. Frontiers in Psychology.
Solomon, J. & George, C. (2016). The measurement of attachment security and related constructs in infancy and early childhood. In, J. Cassidy and P.R. Shaver, (Eds.), Handbook of attachment: Theory, research, and clinical applications New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Solomon, J., and George, C. (eds) (2011) Disorganization of attachment and caregiving: Research and clinical advances. New York: Guilford Publications.
George, C., & Solomon, J. (2008). The caregiving behavioral system: A behavioral system approach to parenting. In J. Cassidy & P. R. Shaver (Eds.), Handbook of attachment: Theory, research, and clinical applications (2nd ed., pp. 833-856). New York, NY.