Possibilities of measuring attachment in individual adult psychotherapy

András Láng
2010 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Attachment plays a vital role in our lives from birth to death. Some of our most important adult relations can be conceived of as attachments. For at least a minority of the population these important bonds include that with a psychotherapist. There is a growing body of literature dealing with client-psychotherapist relation as attachment, but the adequate instrument to measure this phenomenon is still missing. In this paper the possible solutions are discussed from both traditions of adult
more » ... chment. Existing instruments are presented in a critical manner, and the possible ways to develop an easy-to-use, cost-effective and psychometrically sound instrument is highlighted.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.164 fatcat:zamsrhg6nneyjj5gla2zxqydxq