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Attachment markers in family drawings

Research on insecure child attachments has found significant correlation between early attachment history and family drawing indicators,  ruling out present day circumstances and IQ in children ages 8-9 years of low socio-economic status. The research contrasts two measures of attachment taken at 12 and 18 months, with the following assessments: Child behavior checklist (teacher reports), Maternal Life Stress [...]

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Trauma focused CBT art therapy

I was recently reading Pifalo, T. (2007). Jogging the cogs: Trauma-focused art therapy and CBT with sexually abused children, Art Therapy:Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 24(4), 170-75; the author articulates the benefits of a visual approach to therapy rather well. Pifalo writes: « Because of the visual nature of traumatic memories, an image-based therapy [...]

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