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Systemic therapy and attachment narratives

Vetere, A (2008) Systemic therapy and attachment narratives J FAM THER, 30 (4). pp. 374-385.

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Abstract

In this paper we describe how we bring together three major systems of thought: attachment theory; family systems theories; and theories of narrative development, in an integrated approach to systemic practice that we call attachment narrative therapy (ANT). ANT provides a four-stage framework for practice: creating a secure base; exploring narratives and attachment experiences within a systemic framework; considering alternatives and taking action; and the future and maintenance of the therapeutic base. Formulation, especially regarding the role of emotions and attachments in family dynamics and narratives, is at the heart of our approach and helps us hold ourselves accountable for our particular weave of theory and practice.

Item Type: Article
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Vetere, Aa.vetere@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : August 2008
Identification Number : 10.1111/j.1467-6427.2008.00449.x
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:12
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/822762

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