Links between attachment theory and systemic practice: some proposals

Akister, Jane and Reibstein, Janet (2004) Links between attachment theory and systemic practice: some proposals. Journal of Family Therapy, 26 (1). pp. 2-16. ISSN 1467-6427

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This paper considers some of the current thinking in relation to attachment theory and systemic theory in understanding the development of adult couple relationships in terms of their attachment to each other and of their adaptations as a family. There is an increasing interest in adults' attachments to their own parental (attachment) figures, how these have an impact on the attachment relationship they have with their own children, and to the idea that adult partners can become attachment figures for each other with the potential for development being lifelong. Discussion focuses on attachment issues within the family group and the relevance of these to systemic practice.

Item Type: Journal Article
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
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Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2010 15:42
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2022 15:20

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