Attachment-based family therapy interventions

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Attachment-Based Family Therapy is a treatment model designed specifically for depressed and suicidal adolescents. The primary goal of the treatment is to promote developmentally appropriate adolescent- parent attachment. Three core interventions are discussed: relational reframes; focusing on primary emotions and unmet attachment needs; and facilitating corrective attachment episodes. For each intervention, the theoretical/clinical rationale is presented followed by a brief illustration and relevant research findings.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Attachment
  • Depression
  • Family therapy
  • Suicide

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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