Are you interested in re-visiting Attachment Theory, with a particular focus on insecure attachment?
Do you want to increase your understanding of how substance abuse can be seen as a manifestation of insecure attachment in the addicted client?
Would you like to consider how your own attachment style manifests within your clinical material?
Attachment is defined as the lifelong need human beings have for affectionate ties with significant other human beings. It is a biological necessity for us to have a secure attachment relationship. Although much of the research on attachment has focused on infants and children, attachment theory is also applicable to adults in a psychodynamic framework, as 75% of attachment patterns remain stable through to adulthood.