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NCJ Number: 229839 Find in a Library
Title: Using Cognitive Therapies to Treat Unstable Attachment Patterns in Adults With Childhood Histories of Social Rejection
Journal: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma  Volume:19  Issue:1  Dated:January-February 2010  Pages:105-134
Author(s): Dominic J. Carbone
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 30
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Publisher: http://www.taylorandfrancis.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The treatment of a clinical sample of five adults exhibiting unstable attachment patterns, attributed to their repeated experiences with childhood social rejection from their family of origin and peer network is described.
Abstract: This article describes the treatment of five adults exhibiting unstable attachment patterns, attributed to their repeated experiences with childhood social rejection from their family and peers. A child's attachment to his or her caregiver often determines the quality of his or her peer relationships, which serve to develop the child's self-beliefs and his or her social environment. This social cognition has been shown to influence one's choice of friends and intimate relationships. Satisfying social affiliations are a key component to achieving positive physical and mental health outcomes throughout life. In the cases described in this article, treatment was focused on changing social cognition to a more functional template from which the person could transact satisfying intimate social relationships, thereby yielding more positive outcomes. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Long term health effects of child abuse
Index Term(s): Adult survivors of child sexual abuse; Adults (18+); Child abuse; Child emotional abuse and neglect; Cognitive therapy; Psychological evaluation; Psychological victimization effects; Treatment; Treatment techniques
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