Using Attachment Perspectives in Self Psychological/Intersubjective Clinical Work with Adolescents

Author(s): Shelley R. Doctors.

Journal Name:Adolescent Psychiatry

Volume 2 , Issue 1 , 2012


Attachment theory and research can contribute to the self psychological/intersubjective approach to clinical work with adolescents. Focusing on affective interactions, several adolescent cases demonstrate how knowledge of the AAI (Adult Attachment Interview) can help practitioners recognize disturbed and disturbing affective interactions that serve as the conduit for intergenerational transmission of emotional dysfunction.

Keywords: Attachment, adolescence, self psychology, intersubjectivity, AAI, affective interaction, intergenerational transmission

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Year: 2012
Page: [13 - 18]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/2210676611202010013