Integrative Attachment Therapy with Dr. David Elliott (234)

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Over 100 episodes after their last interview, Ann and Sue are thrilled to be back discussing all things attachment with Dr. David Elliott. Together they delve into the Three Pillars therapy model development, centered around three key elements: enhancing collaboration, fostering metacognition, and constructing new internal working models through imagery. Dr. Elliott elaborates on how the therapeutic journey prioritizes the therapeutic alliance, perspective-taking, and employing mental imagery to cultivate fresh attachment dynamics.

“…the field of attachment is full of wonderful research, researchers, and information – some of which is conflicting, some of which is controversial – but that just means the field is alive and there's room for lots of people to offer ideas and to evolve the field further.” – Dr. David Elliott

Time Stamps for Integrative Attachment Therapy 
02:01 – Overview of the Three Pillars
07:11- Limitations of the Therapist as Good Attachment Figure Model
14:42 – Integration and the Evolution of the Three Pillars Model
29:50 – The Use of Mental Imagery in Creating New Internal Working Models
39:46 – Research and Future Directions
47:16 – The Benefits of Sequential Learning
53:47 – The Virtual Book Launch and Community Support
01:00:23 – The Five Conditions that Promote Attachment Security
01:08:09 – Contact Information and Conclusion
About our Guest – Dr. David Elliott 

Dr. David Elliott is a licensed psychologist who earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University in 1989. His clinical training at Harvard included externships at Tufts University Counseling Centerand St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, as well as a clinical psychology internship and post-doctoral fellowship at McLean Hospital. He has held leadership positions in the Rhode Island Psychological Association and the Coalition of Mental Health Professionals of Rhode Island. Since 1998, Dr. Elliott has been on the faculty of the International School for Psychotherapy, Counseling, and Group Leadership in St. Petersburg, Russia, and serves as Chair of its International Advisory Board. He also teaches at Psykosyntes Akademin in Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Elliott's recent focus has been on secure and insecure attachment, culminating in the co-authoring of “Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair” in 2016. He conducts workshops internationally on the methods outlined in the book for mental health professionals.

Resources for today's episode – Integrative Attachment Therapy

Dr. Elliott's Website

Dr. Elliott's Integrative Attachment Therapy Course Information – Follow this link for 5% off enrollment!

Check out Dr. Elliott's book – Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair

TU120: Finding Security and Healing Attachment with Dr. David Elliott

TU34: Treating Attachment Difficulties with Dr. David Elliott

 

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