Attachment in Psychotherapy

2 hours 36 minutes



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

Attachment in Psychotherapy

“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 edited into the video.

Audio Included: All video purchases will also include a free audio MP3 of each seminar.


Learning Objectives
This video 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

Additional information

Audio Format

1 MP3 File: 53MB

Video Format

2 MP4 Files: 221MB and 217 MB

Video Resolution



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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