Attachment, couples and the talking cure

Clulow, Christopher
July 2007
Therapy Today;Jul2007, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p4
The article offers information on the attachment theory created by psychiatrist and psychoanalist John Bowlby. The attachment Bowlby was principally interested in was that between child and parent. For him attachment had a precise meaning that related to an innate behavioural system activated by perceived threat and evidenced by four types of behaviour. They include seeking proximity, protesting about separation, retreating to a safe haven when threatened, and exploring from a base that is felt to be secure.


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