Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0487


Martin Fields

Department of Medicine, University of Illinois, Rockford, Illinois, USA

  • Research Paper   
    Neurobiological Research Enabling Psychotherapists to Use New Methods for Treating Patients with Attachment-Related Disorders
    Author(s): Martin Fields*

    Recent neurobiological research has contributed significantly to our understanding of the process of attachment. This article concerns a treatment method utilizing this understanding in clinical practice. Using simultaneously recorded brain wave patterns in mother–child dyads, researchers have determined that brain-to-brain synchrony-or intuitive synchrony is the basis of attachment. This article provides a model for using this type of synchronicity in psychotherapy practice to restore individuals’ capacity for attachment. The process entails using a mode of relating that is identical to the brain wave pattern in intuitive synchronicity. To accomplish this, therapists must modify the psychotherapy situation in a systematic way guided by their understanding of the brain function in the region that is deficient. As demonstrated in this paper, the brain wave deficit is in the.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-0487.21.11.400

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