TI13 – Working with Different Attachment Organizations
Location: Sand Pebble A-C
Difficulty: All Levels
Working with various attachment organizations requires a deep understanding of both attachment theory and sensitivity to the fears and apprehensions of insecures on both distancing and clinging sides of the spectrum. Each, in general, require differing approaches, linguistically, strategically, and energetically, especially when attempting to gain a therapeutic alliance. We will discuss the benefits of using crossing techniques in couple therapy to minimize defensive reactions and to increase intervention effectiveness. Also, we hope to cover the matter of unresolved trauma and loss in the emergence of disorganization during therapy.
- List at least five characteristics of insecure avoidant organization
- List at least five characteristics of insecure ambivalent organization
- Differentiate and describe the difference between secure attachment and secure-functioning relationships