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The Core Sensitivities: A clinical evolution of Masterson’s Disorders of Self

Brooke E. Poulsen, DClinPsych, and Joseph J. Coyne, MClinPsych, School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland  Abstract The Circle of Security (COS) intervention provides a clinical application of attachment theory demonstrated to promote adaptive interactions between parents and their children. Key to the program is the structured relationship assessment and conceptualisation …

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The Core Sensitivities: A clinical evolution of Masterson’s Disorders of Self

Return to Journal Articles Brooke E. Poulsen, DClinPsych, and Joseph J. Coyne, MClinPsych, School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland   Introduction Attachment theory has increasingly underpinned therapeutic interventions for both adults and families (Daniel, 2006; Diamond et al, 2010; Maramosh, 2015; Mikulincer, Shaver & Berant, 2013). An example emerging over …

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