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The application of attachment theory to a psychotherapy case

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. M.F. Joubert en_US
dc.contributor.author Morgan, Judy Yael
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-23T07:12:47Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-23T07:12:47Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-23
dc.date.submitted 1999
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/6523
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to illustrate the psychotherapeutic use of Attachment Theory. Attachment Theory is an interpersonal theory which refers to the way an individual internalises an emotional-cognitive model of his relationships with his various attachment figures. These models of ways of relating are reflected in the way an individual speaks. The methodology of the study entailed conducting the semi-structured Adult Attachment Interview to elicit a psychotherapy client's narrative about his attachment relationships. A discourse analysis technique was then conducted to analyse the client's mode of speaking. In the context of the psychotherapy relationship the client showed a capacity for greater integration of previously dissociated thoughts and was able to gain some emotional relief in talking about his attachment relationships. Furthermore, Attachment Theory with its sensitivity to discourse can be seen to provide a useful framework for therapeutic practise. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Attachment behavior en_US
dc.subject Psychotherapy en_US
dc.subject Cognition en_US
dc.subject Discourse analysis en_US
dc.subject Psychotherapy - Research - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Attachment behavior - Research - South Africa en_US
dc.title The application of attachment theory to a psychotherapy case en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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