Treatment for Children with Trauma-Attachment Disorders: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

@article{BeckerWeidman2006TreatmentFC,
  title={Treatment for Children with Trauma-Attachment Disorders: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy},
  author={Arthur Becker-Weidman},
  journal={Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={23},
  pages={147-171}
}
ABSTRACTChildren with histories of maltreatment are at significant risk of developing severe psychiatric problems. Treatment of such children is difficult and there are no empirical studies evaluating the effectiveness of outpatient treatment for children with trauma-attachment disorders. The present study examines the effectiveness of Dyadic Developmental Therapy, a treatment based on attachment theory, provided by one therapist in an outpatient setting. The 64 subjects all had trauma… Expand
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