A ‘Springy Tornado’: Therapy with a Child Refugee with Disorganized Attachment

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Bennett-Murphy, L. (2011). A springy tornado: therapy with a child refugee with disorganized attachment. Attachment: new directions in psychotherapy and relational analysis. 5(2), 176-190.

In this article, the author discusses the development of disorganized attachment, common countertransferential challenges and the treatment of Ali, a nine year old refugee boy from war torn Iraq.

We encourage you to also watch the video of Laura Bennett-Murphy speaking about disrupted attachments, and review the PowerPoint from her talk.

Full article may be downloaded for a fee at link below.


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