Practice Guidance

Attachment theory based ‘interventions’ (help and support): quick guide

social worker with dad and child Photo: fotolia/andreaobzerova


This guide is part of the attachment knowledge and practice hub. Key messages for practice Over the years, many types of “attachment interventions” have been developed and used. Many have now been discredited as unsafe and even dangerous. These include the so-called “holding therapy” which has been outlawed because of its ethically unsound principles, intrusive holding […]

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