By Howard Steele
The grownup Attachment Interview (AAI) is either a mainstay of attachment learn and a strong scientific device. This specific e-book offers a radical creation to the AAI and its use as an accessory to various healing ways, together with cognitive-behavioral treatment, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, parent-infant psychotherapy, domestic vacationing courses, and supportive paintings within the context of foster care and adoption. prime experts offer particular descriptions of medical systems and strategies, illustrated with vibrant case fabric. Grounded in study, the amount highlights how utilizing the AAI can increase review and analysis, increase the healing alliance, and facilitate target surroundings, therapy making plans, and growth tracking. (20100924)
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There are theoretical reasons, and sound research advantages, to focusing on the loss of attachment figures or dependents (children). According to Bowlby (1973, 1979), these losses that represent the greatest threats to our survival and reproductive success are the hardest to come to terms with, and research has documented this to be so; even DSM-IV Axis IV, concerning the extent of stress in people’s lives, notes that there is nothing more stressful for a child than the loss of parent, and for a parent, nothing is more stressful than the loss of a child.
A focus on the management of current, here-and-now demands (transportation, housing, child care issues, job/work demands) is likely to be necessary before ending a session in which a subject’s AAI has taken this direction. ” 5. Identifying the Gravitational Pull from Early Relationship Patterns on an Adult’s Mind and Behavior The move to the level of representation in attachment research ushered in by Main and colleagues (1985) has become so central in part because it has concentrated the focus of attention back on one of the main tenets of Bowlby’s theory, namely, the construct of the internal working model, which includes the apparatus of perception, memory, and affect guiding how we interpret the behaviors of others, the shaping of our sense of self, and as we presented earlier, the decisions we make defensively to exclude (from awareness) appraisals of the self or others.
Thus, the AAI can be seen in this light as a test of the extent to which one can remain balanced and coherent when thinking about previously occurring attachment-related events or circumstances that were emotionally upsetting, while showing understanding and/or valuing of the persons and relationships concerned. , 1985) by posing in a calm but persistent way a series of questions that serve invariably to take the interviewee back to highly emotional events in early childhood that he or she will not ordinarily have discussed or reflected upon, and to which, in some cases, he or she may not even have conscious access.
Clinical Applications of the Adult Attachment Interview by Howard Steele