101434: What Works in Treating Reactive Attachment Disorder: Parents' Perspectives
Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: http://ce4alliance.com/courses/101434
About the Course:
Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is a relatively recent DSM diagnosis that draws attention to the effects of early pathogenic caregiving. There is no evidence-based approach to treating RAD. Two different approaches, relationship-based attachment therapy and holding therapy, are widely mentioned in the literature. This qualitative study sought to identify a treatment package based on the views of parents whose children with RAD had made and sustained considerable progress. Parental commitment and availability, ability to find strengths, strong environmental structure, and emotional attunement are key sources of change, according to these parents. Findings also indicate children can make and sustain considerable progress in making attachments and improving social behavior without the use of therapeutic holding, the core feature of holding therapy. COURSE SYLLABUS I. Overview of Reactive Attachment Disorder II Method III Findings IV Discussion
2008/Vol. 89, No. 3
James Drisko, PhD, LICSW; Karen Zilberstein, MSW, LICSW
About the Authors:
Professor and Co-Director of the Doctoral Program, School of Social Work, Smith College
Clinical Social Worker, The Children’s Clinic of Cutchins Programs
This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about __. It is appropriate for participants with introductory to intermediate levels of knowledge about the topic.
Explore potential treatments for reactive attachment disorder.
Consider and evaluate empirical evidence gathered through multiple in-depth interviews as presented by parents of RAD clients.
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