By Donna Markus, PhD
In this session, Dr. Markus will explore how an addict's early attachment experiences may be driving (or derailing) their treatment progress. Neuroscience supports that insecure attachment to the primary caregiver can cause 'attachment breaches' on the brain. Those who have insecure attachment styles can often have difficulty establishing positive, supportive relationships that are critical for treatment success and relapse prevention. Having a better understanding of your client's attachment style can help you anticipate treatment challenges and identify your client's potential difficulties with affect regulation. This is an intermediate course intended for practicing clinicians.