Jerome Kagan

The Great Attachment Debate

As you and my other loyal readers know, I am constantly looking for effective ways to integrate the best concepts from Attachment Theory, Differentiation Theory and Neuroscience into my couples work.  As far back as 1995, I set up a live debate between Harville Hendrix, David Schnarch and myself on this topic. In my consultation groups we are always working to push the edges of these theories and apply them to challenging couples, learning how to distinguish when to use interventions from each of these theories. Recently I made the happy discovery that Psychotherapy Networker magazine was organizing a similar discussion called,  “The Great Attachment Debate.”  Rich Simon, the editor, is an excellent interviewer.… Read more...
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