Family relationships

Learning outcomes:

 

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

 

  • describe the origins of attachment theory

     

  • define attachment

     

  • relate this to other important theories including Winnicott's concept of 'holding' and 'good enough mothering'

     

  • list the phases of attachment

     

  • describe the role of proximity-seeking behaviours

     

  • demonstrate how attachment develops in later childhood and adolescence

     

  • recognise the attachment styles and know how they are assessed 

     

  • compare the stability of different attachment patterns and how this may develop through the concept of internal working models 

     

  • consider the clinical relevance and impact of poor attachment patterns

     

  • describe the impact of family behaviours and parenting.

 

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