In this video voiceover, Aaron Gilbert of Boston Evening Therapy describes the basics of Attachment Theory, explaining how secure and insecure attachment patterns form during childhood in response to their relationship to their caregivers. Attachment patterns carry over into adulthood. Recognizing and changing our attachment pattern is the basis of attachment informed psychotherapy, a practical method of improving adult relationship skills.
The caregiving environments that lead to the major attachment styles are discussed, secure attachment and the various styles of insecure attachment: anxious attachment, avoidant attachment, ambivalent attachment, and disorganized attachment. In Attachment Informed Psychotherapy, the therapist works with the patient to identify the attachment patterns they exhibit, and uses that as a basis to improve our adult communication and relationship skills.
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