By Christopher Clulow

ISBN-10: 0203189884

ISBN-13: 9780203189887

Grownup Attachment and Couple Psychotherapy brings learn and perform views to endure at the grownup couple courting, and gives a framework for assessing and dealing with safe and insecure partnerships. The booklet makes use of shiny illustrations from scientific and group paintings and gives stimulating examining for all these focused on this box who desire to re-assess their versions of perform.

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These behavioural interactions occur routinely and repeatedly in the course of ordinary life, as well as operating in more emergent situations (Bretherton, 1985). In the context of repeated experiences with the caregiver, the child develops expectations of his or her availability and responsiveness. In complement to the caregiver’s behaviour, the child signals his or her needs clearly and consistently, seeking proximity and contact with the caregiver. The contact is maintained until the child is comforted.

The transcripts are then rated for the coherence of the subject’s discourse using the criteria of quality, quantity, relation and manner (Main and Goldwyn, 1994). Four categories have been identified that parallel the infant classifications delineated by the SST. Individuals classified as secure (referred to as ‘free to evaluate’) share a common organisation of thought regarding their early parent–child relationships. They demonstrate a flexible and reflective manner of thinking and conversing about these relationships, have access to specific memories, value early attachment experiences, integrate positive and negative aspects of their parents into a coherent presentation and acknowledge the influence of those experiences on their adult personality.

The child may also become hyper-vigilant about the presence of the attachment figure and feel chronically deprived. This state of mind in the couple attachment system translates into a perpetual feeling of deprivation, and a complementary conviction that the other can never satiate the need for comfort. Like the ambivalent infant, the preoccupied adult seeks and demands emotional contact in the couple relationship, but is unsatisfied and angry in relation to that contact, thus resisting the very emotional contact being sought.

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