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Attachment theory and clinical management with adults

Attachment theory and clinical management with adults

Theory of attachment was developed by John Bowlby in the 1950s, focusing on the development of childhood attachment, noting that the search for physical proximity of main caregivers and the exploitation of the environment arise around the first year of life and extend It is during early childhood, when children are predisposed to form affective bonds with few caregivers, seeking in these a source of comfort when in favorable and safety conditions in uncomfortable and/or threatening situations.

Over time, internal operating and emotion regulation patterns, developed from these initial childhood experiences, will serve as the basis for the concept of base-segura, an organized psychological functioning model that involves the ability to regulate emotions and explore new environments with greater autonomy and safety. The author states that secure attachment allows regular emotions, manifest his needs clearly, and consequently strengthen elements such as trust, comfort and safety, impacting the formation and maintenance of stable and lasting future bonds throughout life. > Thus, attachment theory has been expanding in its original perspective, no longer focusing on the experiences of bond construction in the early years of life, for an understanding of the formation of bonds in adulthood, demonstrating that models of Functioning of humans are the result of external and internal processes of information on social and loving relationships developed and governed by learned rules.

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    August 03, 10, 17 and 24