The Applications of Attachment Theory to Psychotherapy

Learning Objectives
  1. To be able to describe various types of insecure attachment style and their origins in corresponding early failures of caregiver responsiveness
  2. To be able to conceptualise and describe adult couple relationships in attachment terms
  3. To be able to relate the theory of narrative coherence as a marker of secure or insecure attachment and to discuss how this relates to the task of psychotherapy
  4. To be able to discuss how we can apply knowledge of attachment patterns in the organisation of the treatment process
  5. To be able to consider how your own attachment patterns influence your clinical relationships