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DISORGANIZED INFANT ATTACHMENT STRATEGIES AND HELPLESS-FEARFUL PROFILES OF PARENTING: INTEGRATING ATTACHMENT RESEARCH WITH CLINICAL INTERVENTION.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17464363     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this article, recent research on parenting behaviors associated with infant attachment disorganization is summarized and applied to a parent-infant psychotherapy case. Both hostile/self-referential and helpless-fearful patterns of parentingare described and viewed theoretically as alternate aspects of a single hostile-helpless internal working model of attachment relationships. The case material focuses on the more subtle and harder to identify manifestations of a helpless-fearful parental stance. Some attachment-related treatment guidelines for working with a hostile-helpless parenting stance are suggested, including challenging the hostile-helpless model implicitly in the qualities of the therapist's approach to the parent, explicitly articulating the hostile-helpless bind with the parent, increasing the parent's openness to a wider range of affective experience, differentiating attachment-related needs from other communications of the baby, and developing new skills for balancing the needs of the self and the needs of the other in interaction with the baby.
Authors:
Karlen Lyons-Ruth; Eda Spielman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infant mental health journal     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0163-9641     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007859     Medline TA:  Infant Ment Health J     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  318-335     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Harvard Medical School.
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ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 MH062030-04//NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH062030-04//NIMH NIH HHS

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