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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.

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 this brief video clip from her session in our webcast series, Is Attachment the Problem?, Diane talks about one of her 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 the client.

This is just one technique for treating attachment-based issues that is covered in this series.

Want To Learn More About Attachment Theory And How To Put It Into Practice?

Here’s a look at what’s covered in this 6-session series:

Diane Poole Heller on Presencing Secure Attachment
Discover how to tune into the nonverbal dimension of the therapy and establish a deeper therapeutic connection.

Bruce Ecker on When Is Attachment the Issue?
Develop your ability to determine when a client’s problem is rooted in early childhood experiences, or has some other source.

Susan Johnson on Attachment and Sexuality
Acquire new skills for addressing sensitive sexual issues in couples therapy.

Daniel Hughes on Getting Through to Shutdown Children and Families
Find out how to use yourself to create empathic dialogue between difficult kids and their stressed out parents.

Maggie Phillips on Attachment Issues in Chronic Pain
Explore the clinical applications of the latest discoveries about the links between unresolved trauma and physical pain.

David Feinstein on Healing Attachment Wounds with Energy Psychology
Learn simple but powerful techniques for neutralizing the charge of unresolved trauma.


Is Attachment the Problem?
Putting Attachment Theory Into Practice

Get course details here

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2 Responses to Using Corrective Experiences in Attachment-Based Therapy

  1. Melissa Irvin says:

    Is the attachment webcast something I down load and keep to watch as many times as I want?

    • Psychotherapy Networker says:

      You’ll have on-demand access to all 6 video sessions for one year from your purchase date. You can download the audio and transcript files, as well, which are yours to keep forever.

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