There you will hear and read about Bowlby and Ainsworth, two great pioneers in the attachment field.

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The author, Prof Marjorie Mbilinyi (right), Amanda Lihamba and the late Ulla Vuorella at the founding meeting of the Tanzania Participatory Research Network in 1979.

A couple of years ago during a group therapy session Kevin Randall, Fulshear’s Clinical Director, asked a group of our new clients how many years of therapy they had prior to coming to Fulshear.

Within the six new clients in that room, they had a combined total of 64 years of therapy prior to coming to Fulshear.

When asked what they knew about themselves prior to coming to Fulshear one of the clients said, “nothing good.” If after an average of 10 years of therapy we are at this place, then we needed to do something different.

It was at this point that he and Nikki Preece, Executive Director, talked and determined that we need to provide something different from what had been done before.

What was developed from that and many other conversations is the Fulshear Adult Attachment Model of treatment.

The Adult Attachment Model includes: Part 1: Adult Attachment Model Attachment is a word that you hear in passing.

It isn’t really something that you stop and think too much about unless you are in an early childhood development class.

There are thousands of studies on the subject of attachment, but it is far too rare that it receives adequate clinical attention.

But attachment is so much more than trying to figure out a child or parent’s attachment style.

It has relevance to every one of the people we see in therapy as adolescents or young adults. And as you will see it is relevant to their diagnosis.