David Wallin talks about Attachment in Psychotherapy.
In his eloquent new book, "Attachment in Psychotherapy," David Wallin translates the findings of attachment theory research into an innovative framework that grounds adult psychotherapy in the facts of childhood development.
Advancing a model of treatment as transformation through relationship, the author integrates attachment theory with neuroscience, trauma studies, relational psychotherapy, and the psychology of mindfulness. Vivid case material illustrates how therapists can tailor interventions to fit the attachment needs of their patients, thus helping them to generate the internalized secure base for which their early relationships provided no foundation.
Demonstrating the clinical uses of a focus on nonverbal interaction, the book describes powerful techniques for working with the emotional responses and bodily experiences of patient and therapist alike- Books Inc.
David J. Wallin
David J. Wallin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Mill Valley and Albany, California. A graduate of Harvard College who received his doctorate from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, he has been practicing, teaching, and writing about psychotherapy for nearly three decades. Dr. Wallin is the coauthor (with Stephen Goldbart) of Mapping the Terrain of the Heart: Passion, Tenderness, and the Capacity to Love.
Treatment of psychological, emotional, or behaviour disorders through interpersonal communications between the patient and a trained counselor or therapist. The goal of many modern individual and group therapies is to establish a central relationship of trust in which the client or patient can feel free to express personal thoughts and emotions and thus gain insight into his condition and generally share in the healing power of words. Such therapies include psychoanalysis and its variants (seeAlfred Adler; Carl Gustav Jung), client-centred or nondirective psychotherapy, Gestalt therapy (seeGestalt psychology), play and art therapy, and general counseling. In contrast, behaviour therapy focuses on modifying behaviour by reinforcement techniques without concerning itself with internal states.
I'm 11 minutes into his talk and it seems he would be better off if he had prepared for it. He is talking about a complex subject and he ought to organize his thoughts with that in mind...
his story about kaplan seems irrelevant to me...
He seemed to go a very long way around to say what Freud said a hundred years ago which is that we need to expand our consciousness by getting in touch with the feelings in our unconscious I say feelings as it is before language acquisition, another way of saying it, is the relationship between the ‘true’ self and the ‘socially constructed’ self.
A very effective way to do this is through transference and focus on the types of attachment you have with the therapist. Freud wrote about how our unconscious comes through our body language etc, all the therapist has to do is reflect this to the client so the client can analyse themselves and learn to think about the way they think. the therapist must come from a person centred perspective with very good understanding of all the aspect of psychotherapy. the most important thing is the therapist must have gone through their own process and have a deep understanding or awareness of themselves and not just learn all the theories.
i am not sure the way he tried to explain psychotherapy was very effective, he just said the same thing as all other practioners say only a bit more complicated not any deeper or simpler.