The right kind of therapy for attachment issues

Gregory Keck, PhD Attachment Therapist & Adoption Expert, explains what the best therapy is for children who have attachment issues with their family
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The right kind of therapy for attachment issues

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Many families who adopt children with Reactive Attachment Disorder seek services from therapists very early on in the placement due to the difficulties that they experience with them. However, many mental health professionals are not trained in attachment therapy perspective and do traditional one-on-one therapy with the child and try to develop a relationship with the child, and then use that relationship as a bridge back to the family. We really try to skip that part in attachment therapy and work with the child and the family very much together so that we want to help the child repair his or her relationship with the parents. Attachment therapy doesn't see the goal as therapy as having a child develop a relationship with a therapist but rather that the attachment therapist would want to help the child develop and/or repair his or her relationship with their new adoptive parents.

Gregory Keck, PhD Attachment Therapist & Adoption Expert, explains what the best therapy is for children who have attachment issues with their family

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Gregory Keck, PhD

Founder & Director, Attachment & Bonding Center of Ohio

Gregory C. Keck, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Attachment & Bonding Center of Ohio. He is an internationally known psychologist and trainer who addresses the issues of trauma, adoption, and post-adoption challenges. He and his staff provide attachment therapy for adoptive families whose children have experienced serious early childhood maltreatment prior to adoption. In 2012, he received the National Association of Social Workers State of Ohio Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the parent of two sons who were adopted in adolescence.

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