Disrupted attachments: how torture threatens the fabric of family life (video + power point)
- Slides from presentation
- Article: A ‘Springy Tornado’: Therapy with a Child Refugee with Disorganized Attachment
- Resilience and recovery after war (APA report)
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.