December 9 2017: The Cognitive-Affective divide: How adult attachment theory informs client counseling and conflict psychology by teasing out two primary patterns of self-protective strategies This 3-hour workshop is intended for mental health and parenting professionals who are interested in understanding how childhood attachment experience impacts patterns of adult thinking and behaving. Attachment theory identifies […]
Attachment theory provides powerful information about parenting and parenting-time schedules. Although most of the research into attachment is focused on mothers, there is powerful evidence to indicate that fathers are just as important to raising healthy children. In any individual case, it may be that the father is just as nurturing as the mother, more […]
People who engage in domestic violence-type behaviors can stop and save the relationship, but it requires changing both their behaviors and thinking patterns. According to the study, for the person engaging in DV (power and control) behaviors, they need to remove external stressors and instability in their life, and develop a supportive environment. In our […]
This link will take you to an attachment questionnaire. http://www.web-research-design.net/cgi-bin/crq/crq.pl Clients taking filling out the questionnaire should print the final results page. The questionnaire was developed from the Experiences in Close Relationships – Revised (ECR-R) questionnaire, by Fraley, Brennan, and Waller (2000).
This study identified 9 different ways a spouse might continue to control the other spouse after divorce. We are not surprised at the findings. “Domestic violence” is often better described as the use of “power and control”, an effort by one person to try and control another person. The reasons why someone would want to […]
The Integrated Domestic Abuse Program (IDAP) held out hopes for a successful DV treatment program, but it failed. Like other other DV treatment programs, research on the effectiveness of these programs repeatedly show they don’t work. So what can you do if your partner, ex-partner, or you are engaging in behaviors described by the terms […]
The percent of teenage drinking in Iceland plummeted from 45% to 5% between 1998 and 2016 by the use of a system wide focus addressing the real problem. One key component was the government giving all parents several hundred dollars in credits to spend on extracurricular activities like Sports, Nature, Arts, Culture, Clubs, Music, and […]