Laura Bennett Murphy, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology, Westminster College
Consultant, Utah Health and Human Rights

Presentation

Disrupted attachments: how torture threatens the fabric of family life (video + power point)

Dr. Bennett Murphy discusses ways in which torture undermines the development of secure attachments within families and the impact of insecure and disorganized attachments on overall adaptation and risk throughout the lifespan. The parent-child psychotherapy model is highlighted as a modality to address disturbed attachments for children and families who have survived torture.