Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow
2013-2016: PhD fellow at the University of Copenhagen
2016-2021: Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Heidelberg
Mental health researcher investigating the integration of health and social care for children and families, funded by the Wellcome Living Assessments project.
Alessandro is also the author of the Patient Attachment Coding System (PACS) and the Therapist Attunement Scales (TASc), measuring the predict attachment status (including “disorganized”) and mentalizing based on in-therapy discourse.
Other research interests include linguistics, philosophy, psychotherapy training, and child safeguarding practice.
Talia, A., Taubner, S., Miller-Bottome, M., Muurholm, S. D., Winther, A., Frandsen, F. W., … & Duschinsky, R. (2022). The in-session discourse of unresolved/disorganized psychotherapy patients: An exploratory study of an attachment classification. Frontiers in Psychology, 5953.
Talia, A., Duschinsky, R., Mazzarella, D., Hauschild, S., & Taubner, S. (2021). Epistemic trust and the emergence of conduct problems: aggression in the service of communication. Frontiers in psychiatry, 12.
Talia, A., Muzi, L., Lingiardi, V., & Taubner, S. (2020). How to be a secure base: Therapists’ attachment representations and their link to attunement in psychotherapy. Attachment & human development, 22(2), 189-206.
Talia, A., Taubner, S., & Miller-Bottome, M. (2019). Advances in research on attachment-related psychotherapy processes: seven teaching points for trainees and supervisors. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process, and Outcome, 22(3).
Talia, A., Miller‐Bottome, M., & Daniel, S. I. (2017). Assessing attachment in psychotherapy: validation of the patient attachment coding system (PACS). Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 24(1), 149-161.