Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Attachment theories focus on the importance of young children building healthy, strong attachments to caregivers.  When healthy attachment styles are developed, the individual will have a framework for attachment in other interpersonal relationships.  Many attachment theorists ascertain that early trauma disrupts a developing attachment system by creating a distorted sense of self, others, and caregivers.  This article discusses Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, which is a therapy based in attachment theory used in order to rebuild or modify a child’s attachment to their caregiver.