From out of sight, out of mind to in sight and in mind: Enhancing reflective capacities in a group attachment-based intervention

Anne P. Murphy, Miriam Steele, Howard Steele

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Abstract

This chapter describes the Group Attachment-Based Intervention (GABI) specifically designed for clinical work with marginalized, socially isolated parents and their children, aged zero to three years. GABI aims to prevent child maltreatment by developing secure parent/child attachment relationships, promoting infant mental health, and reducing parental stress and social isolation. The theoretical and research background to GABI, an illustration of how it is delivered, and how it is taught to trainees, are the focus of this chapter. Reflective functioning is a central feature of the approach, serving both as a therapeutic goal and an organizing feature of the supervision of trainee clinicians. A unique feature of the chapter is the presentation of two clinical vignettes abstracted from over 50th of video footage of the clinical work that forms the basis of the GABI manual.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAttachment-Based Clinical Work with Children and Adolescents
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages237-257
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781461448488
ISBN (Print)9781461448471
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

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Murphy, A. P., Steele, M., & Steele, H. (2013). From out of sight, out of mind to in sight and in mind: Enhancing reflective capacities in a group attachment-based intervention. In Attachment-Based Clinical Work with Children and Adolescents (pp. 237-257). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4848-8_11