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Considerations When Choosing a Therapist Who Works with Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder
Considerations When Choosing a Therapist who Works with Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder
Considerations When Choosing a Therapist who Works with Children With Reactive Attachment Disorder
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Considerations When Choosing a Therapist who Works with Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder

  • Is the therapist skilled in treating a variety of problems with a variety of techniques (e.g., comfortable facilitating attachment building, working on behavior management strategies, working with ADHD and/or learning disabilities, helping wiht grief work, PTSD, treating sexual abuse issues, and helping with adoption related issues)?
  • How many hours of supervised and "hands on training" under the mentorship of a qualified attachment therapist does the therapist have?
  • Does the therapist continue to learn about new developments in attachment therapy through a minimum of 20 continuing education units annually and maintain contact with other professions in the field?
  • What ages does the therapist serve?
  • Under what circumstances would the therapist choose not to treat a child/family?
  • What are the treatment philosophies/goals of the therapist?
  • How long is the usual course of therapy?
  • Does the initial assessment of the child/family meet ATTACh's Standards of Therapeutic process?
  • How many therpist are part of the therapeutic process?
  • What attention is given to educating parents with regard to specialized attachment parenting?
  • What attention is given to helping parents heal their own emtoinal issues?

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