Use of the Adult Attachment Interview to measure process and change in psychotherapy

Steele, Howard and Steele, Miriam and Murphy, Anne (2010) Use of the Adult Attachment Interview to measure process and change in psychotherapy. Infanzia e adolescenza, 9 (1). pp. 5-17. ISSN 1594-5146

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The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI), developed and extensively tested in the domain of developmental psychology, has relevance to psychotherapy research. Method: The authors compare and contrast the ways that social psychologists and developmental psychologists have operationalized the concept of attachment security and discuss corresponding implications for psychotherapy research. In addition, they provide an overview of the AAI and its development, reliability, and validation in developmental psychology and summarize recent work linking AAI responses with distinctive types of psychopathology. Critical discussion and conclusions: A summary of recent work showing the AAI to be a useful indicator of positive outcome in psychotherapy for adults with diverse problems, including depression, borderline personality disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, is provided.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attachment, Psychoanalytic/psychodynamic therapy, Process research, Trauma, Outcome research
Subjects: 100 Filosofia e Psicologia > 150 Psicologia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2014 14:09
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2014 14:09

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