Attachment in Psychotherapy (Audio Only)

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David Wallin, PhD. 2 hours 36 minutes. Audio Download.

Topics: Attachment Theory, Family and Intimate Relationships, Life Cycle, Mind and Body.

Attachment in Psychotherapy (Audio Only)

“If you transpose a lot of what the relational, intersubjective theorists have to say about how the therapy process works to the developmental context provided by attachment theory, you’ve got an extraordinarily rich framework for guiding your interventions in psychotherapy.” ~David Wallin

Parent-child attachment research offers a scientific basis for understanding suffering, but also the healing and growth we clinicians hope to facilitate. In this lecture, Dr. Wallin will deliver the basics of attachment theory’s implications for psychotherapy. How are we real with one another? What are our approaches to working with our patients in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis? What are our patterns of attachment?

PowerPoint: The slides are not included in this download as they are edited into the video. If you are interested in the slides, please purchase the video version.

A video version of this course is available here (click here to watch a sample)

Learning Objectives
This lecture will help you:

  1)  Name the major developments in attachment theory from Bowlby to Main, Fonagy, and beyond.
2)  Become familiar with the basics of attachment theory.
3)  Describe how the attachment perspective enriches our work with clients.

© 2010 David Wallin
℗ 2010 CG Jung Institute of Chicago


Wallin, David

David J. Wallin, PhD is an author and clinical psychologist in private practice in Mill Valley and Albany, CA.  A graduate of Harvard who received his doctorate from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, he has been practicing, teaching, and writing about psychotherapy for nearly three decades.  Attachment in Psychotherapy, his most recent book, is presently being translated into seven languages. Dr. Wallin lectures on attachment and psychotherapy in Europe, Canada, Australia, and throughout the United States.

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1 MP3 File: 53MB


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