publication . Doctoral thesis . 2012

The application of attachment theory to a psychotherapy case

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  • Published: 23 Aug 2012
  • Country: South Africa
M.A. The purpose of this study is to illustrate the psychotherapeutic use of Attachment Theory. Attachment Theory is an interpersonal theory which refers to the way an individual internalises an emotional-cognitive model of his relationships with his various attachment figures. These models of ways of relating are reflected in the way an individual speaks. The methodology of the study entailed conducting the semi-structured Adult Attachment Interview to elicit a psychotherapy client's narrative about his attachment relationships. A discourse analysis technique was then conducted to analyse the client's mode of speaking. In the context of the psychotherapy relati...
free text keywords: Attachment behavior, Psychotherapy, Cognition, Discourse analysis, Psychotherapy - Research - South Africa, Attachment behavior - Research - South Africa
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