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Understanding the Parent-Child Attachment Concept


This course will give learners the information needed in order for them to understand the importance of the parent-child attachment in relation to the development of child psychology.


At the end of the session the learners will be able to:

  •  Describe the theories relating to the parent-child attachment concept and how these can be used in the process of child psychology development
  •  Identify a variety of types of parent-child attachment and how these are manifested
  •  Identify potential obstacles affecting the development of the parent-child attachment
  •  Explain how parent-child attachment can be assessed

Duration:   3 hours

Course content:

  •  Defining parent-child attachment
  •  The benefits derived from secure parent-child attachment
  •  Obstacles to successful attachment
  •  How can parents ensure a secure attachment is achieved
  •  Types of attachment – secure, insecure-avoidant, insecure-ambivalent, disorganised
  •  Imprinting – animal attachment
  •  Human attachment – “The Strange Situation” experiment
  •  How attachment is manifested in different cultures
  •  Why do we assess parent-child attachment?
  •  How do we assess parent-child attachment?

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