Attachment-Informed Grief Therapy: The Clinician’s Guide to by Phyllis S. Kosminsky

By Phyllis S. Kosminsky

Attachment-Informed Grief Therapy bridges the fields of attachment reports and thanatology, uniting idea, study, and perform to complement our realizing of the way and why humans grieve and the way we will aid the bereaved. In its pages, clinicians and scholars will achieve a brand new realizing of the etiology of complex grief and its remedy and should develop into larger built to formulate actual and particular case conceptualization and treatment options. The authors additionally illustrate the ways that the healing courting is a crucially important―though principally unrecognized―element in grief treatment, and provide guidance for an attachment educated view of the healing courting which can function the basis of all grief treatment.

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240). , 2000). As fascinating as these early results were, they were only the beginning, as Main and her colleagues continued to look for a way of explaining why some children of mothers who report early abuse or neglect develop a secure attachment orientation, while others behave in a way that suggests insecure, and even disorganized, attachment. Main employed the terms meta-cognition and meta-cognitive monitoring to describe the processes by which we examine our own minds and the minds of others.

Although she is best known for her collaboration with Bowlby and her laboratory studies, Ainsworth began her research in Uganda, in what was the first ever naturalistic, longitudinal study of infants in interaction with their mothers (Ainsworth, 1967). , 1978). From the age of 6 months, infants showed a clear preference for their mother over other adults, sought their mother when they were distressed, and in the majority of cases, required the security of her presence in order to engage in exploration and play.

Must we conclude then, that there exists an inviolable cycle in which insecure mothers transmit their insecurities to their children, who grow up to be insecure parents? Thanks to Main, and others who built upon her work, we know that this is not the case. But why not? Earned Security: Accounting for the Differential Impact of Early Neglect and Trauma The answer, Main proposed, lies in the evidence provided by the mother’s responses to the AAI, and in particular, her ability to speak coherently and logically about her early life, including incidents of loss and trauma.

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