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Attachment and intergenerational transmission in therapy

ARTICLEZevalkink, Jolien - 50–2 (2012)

SUMMARY

Learning how to recognize patterns in clients attachment problems and increasing the neural integration of the therapist, are two elements in treatment that enhance the chance for setting in motion positive change in existing internal working models. Knowledge of transference and counter-transference in affective-cognitive structures will integrate psychodynamic and client-centered approaches to psychotherapy. Just as in autonomous attachment representation, the goal is to establish a flow of information and energy in the interplay between brain, psyche, and relational input that is flexible, adaptive, coherent, lively, and stable.

KEYWORDS

attachment, inter-generational transmission, neural integration, change through relationship