Attachment and how it relates to psychiatry


Dr Helen Minnis discusses the issue of attachment in psychiatry and the importance of attunement in the caregiving relationship, taking a look at the current controversies over child care and giving guidance for psychiatrists on how to work with attachment difficulties.


Date published: 25 July 2007

Audio running time: 28 minutes

Credits: 0.75


Learning outcomes:


On completing this podcast module, we hope that you will:


  • gain an overview of the issue of attachment in psychiatry


  • gain an understanding of the links between insecure attachment and particular types of disorder


  • gain a knowledge of the current controversies surrounding child care


  • understand the importance of attunement in the care-giving relationship


  • gain confidence in working with people with attachment difficulties.


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Please note: This podcast was recorded in 2007. Please be aware that some of the material covered and/or guidance may have changed.


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