Attachment-based family therapy interventions.


Attachment-Based Family Therapy is a treatment model designed specifically for depressed and suicidal adolescents. The primary goal of the treatment is to promote developmentally appropriate adolescent-parent attachment. Three core interventions are discussed: relational reframes; focusing on primary emotions and unmet attachment needs; and facilitating corrective attachment episodes. For each intervention, the theoretical/clinical rationale is presented followed by a brief illustration and relevant research findings.

DOI: 10.1037/a0032689

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@article{Diamond2014AttachmentbasedFT, title={Attachment-based family therapy interventions.}, author={Gary Diamond}, journal={Psychotherapy}, year={2014}, volume={51 1}, pages={15-9} }