What came first, the loss of attachment or the diagnosis … Anxiety, ADHD, ODD?
For the child who is oppositional, did they respond with opposition after feeling disconnected from their primary attachment or have their oppositional behaviors put stressors on their primary relationships?
Imagine a client/family in your office and you’re hearing about the oppositional and defiant child’s behavior from frustrated parents – which came first, the behavior and then the rupture in attachment. Or did the attachment come first and is showing as a behavioral disorder?
Watch me to become more successful in helping identify and heal ruptured attachments in family and children. Learn the ways that attachment trauma and relationship dysfunction impacts a child’s ability to feel safe with adults, follow directions and be respectful.
Reframe the behaviors to identify the distress, learn how attachment trauma is related to every diagnosis, and how repairing the primary attachment relationship can reduce symptomology.
Discover attachment-focused interventions to:
Bring life-altering change to the children that you are working with, repairing foundational relationships and giving them the skills they need for life-long relationships, health and stability.
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|Manual - Trauma and Attachment in Children and Families (1.57 MB)||35 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Christina Reese, PhD, LCPC, has been working with children and their families for over 20 years and uses play therapy, art therapy and cognitive behavior therapies to help families solve problems. She has been the director of an outpatient mental health clinic and has worked in private practice as a court ordered therapist and in residential treatment centers. She works with a variety of diagnoses from ADHD to Oppositional Defiant Behavior, Bipolar and Mood Disorders, and Attachment Disorders. She has her PhD in Counselor Education from George Washington University and is a licensed clinical supervisor. Dr. Reese has authored 5 books about attachment and trauma.
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