What are attachment techniques?

What are attachment techniques?

In attachment therapy, breaking down the child’s resistance by confrontational techniques is thought to reduce the child to an infantile state, thus making the child receptive to forming attachment by the application of early parenting behaviors such as bottle feeding, cradling, rocking and eye contact.

What therapy is best for attachment?

For children, play therapy and/or family therapy is often used. Depending on the situation, psychotherapy looks to strengthen the bond between the child and caregiver while helping the child develop ways to cope with symptoms of attachment difficulties.

What interventions are used in attachment theory?

There are basically two broad types of intervention programs designed to enhance the quality of mother-infant attachment: (1) those that endeavour to help the parents become more sensitive to infant cues; and (2) those that attempt to change parents’ representations of how they were cared for by their own parents.

What techniques are used in play therapy?

Play therapy techniques

  • creative visualization.
  • storytelling.
  • role-playing.
  • toy phones.
  • puppets, stuffed animals, and masks.
  • dolls, action figures.
  • arts and crafts.
  • water and sand play.

What are the four attachment styles?

Bowlby identified four types of attachment styles: secure, anxious-ambivalent, disorganised and avoidant.

What are insecure attachments?

People with an insecure attachment style generally have trouble making emotional connections with others. They can be aggressive or unpredictable toward their loved ones—a behavior that is rooted in the lack of consistent love and affection they experienced in their childhood.

How do you treat attachment issues?

Treatment for attachment disorders usually involves a combination of therapy, counseling, and parenting education. These are designed to ensure that your child has a safe living environment, improves their peer relationships, and develops positive interactions with you, their parent or caregiver.

What are the two types of play therapy?

Play therapy comes in two basic forms: non-directive (or child-centered) and directive.

What is the difference between therapeutic play and play therapy?

Play therapy differs from regular play in that the therapist helps children to address and resolve their own problems. Play therapy builds on the natural way that children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world around them (Axline, 1947; Carmichael, 2006; Landreth, 2002).