Looking from the outside in

the use of video in attachment-based interventions

Miriam Steele, Howard Steele, Jordan Bate, Hannah Y. Knafo, Michael Kinsey, Karen A. Bonuck, Paul Meissner, Anne P. Murphy

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Abstract

This paper provides an account of multiple potential benefits of using video in clinical interventions designed to promote change in parent-child attachment relationships. The power of video to provide a unique perspective on parents' ways of thinking and feeling about their own behavior and that of their child will be discussed in terms of current attachment-based interventions using video either as the main component of the treatment or in addition to a more comprehensive treatment protocol. Interventions also range from those that use micro-analytic as compared to more global units of analyses, and there are potential bridges to be made with neuro-scientific research findings. In addition, this paper provides a clinical illustration of the utility of showing parents vignettes of video-filmed observations of parent-child interactions from the Group Attachment Based Intervention (GABI) for vulnerable families. Emphasis is placed on the motivational force arising from seeing (and hearing) oneself in interaction with one's child on video, thus serving as a powerful catalyst for reflective functioning and updating one's frame of reference for how to think, feel and behave with one's child.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-415
Number of pages14
JournalAttachment and Human Development
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • attachment-based interventions
  • Group Attachment Based Intervention
  • parent-child relationship
  • reflective functioning
  • video feedback

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Medicine(all)

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Looking from the outside in : the use of video in attachment-based interventions. / Steele, Miriam; Steele, Howard; Bate, Jordan; Knafo, Hannah Y.; Kinsey, Michael; Bonuck, Karen A.; Meissner, Paul; Murphy, Anne P.

In: Attachment and Human Development, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2014, p. 402-415.

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