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Journal of Child & Adolescent Behavior Attachment Theory in Clinical Work with Adolescents

@inproceedings{DuboisComtois2013JournalOC,
  title={Journal of Child \& Adolescent Behavior Attachment Theory in Clinical Work with Adolescents},
  author={Karine Dubois-Comtois and Chantal Cyr and Katherine Pascuzzo and Myl{\`e}ne Lessard and Carole Poulin},
  year={2013}
}
Adolescence is a critical period of transformation that can result in the emergence or consolidation of psychopathology. Attachment theory offers a framework for understanding adolescent normative and pathological functioning as well as relevant intervention models that promote the emergence of individual and interpersonal abilities. This article provides a framework for clinicians interested in the therapeutic application of attachment theory with adolescents. It addresses the salient aspects… 

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