Professor Miriam Steele

Professor Miriam Steele

Miriam Steele, PhD, is Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, at the New School for Social Research in New York City. At The New School, Miriam co-directs (with Prof Howard Steele) the Center for Attachment Research. Dr Steele is also an Anna Freud Center trained psychoanalyst, and a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Miriam initiated the London Parent-Child Project, a major longitudinal study of intergenerational patterns of attachment that gave rise to the concept of ‘Reflective Functioning.

Miriam Steele has also carried out a range of funded longitudinal attachment studies in the context of typical development, child maltreatment and adoption. Most recently, Miriam Steele (with Howard Steele and Anne Murphy) has pioneered the development of a Group Attachment-Based Intervention aimed at preventing child maltreatment and promoting attachment security.


Online Modules

Past and Current Confer Events


The Applications of Attachment Theory to Psychotherapy
Online module

Transforming Attachments
Friday 20 & Saturday 21 February 2015