Using Attachment Perspectives in Self Psychological/Intersubjective Clinical Work with Adolescents
Shelley R. Doctors
Affiliation: 52 Riverside Drive, Suite 1A, New York, New York 10024, USA
Keywords: Attachment, adolescence, self psychology, intersubjectivity, AAI, affective interaction, intergenerational transmission
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.
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