Using Corrective Experiences in Attachment-Based Therapy

Diane Poole Heller on Bringing the Concrete to the Abstract

One of the more unique challenges of working with clients who have attachment-based issues is the lack on concrete goals in their treatment. Clients who enter therapy for issues like addiction, anxiety, or marital troubles have very clearly defined results they would like to work toward, but the endgame for attachment-based issues—where any number of adulthood issues are grounded in deep-seeded childhood injuries—is often much more abstract.

Networker Symposium presenter Diane Poole Heller—an expert on working with the DARe (Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning Experience) model—has many effective techniques to recommend when working with these clients who may have undefinable therapy goals.

In a brief video clip one of our webcast series, Diane talks about one of her therapy techniques: Corrective experiences.

Watch the clip below to learn more about corrective experiences: What they are, how to use them, and how they work to help create a secure attachment system with a client.

Diane Poole Heller, PhD, is the creator of the DARe/SATe certification program and an established expert in Adult Attachment Theory and Trauma Resolution.

Join us at the 2014 Networker Symposium to hear Diane speak at the forum, “Advances and Challenges in Treating Grief and Loss Today,” and/or attend her workshop, “When Attachment is the Problem.”

Networker Symposium 2014
March 20-23 in Washington, DC
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    So helpful– personally and professionally

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