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
- 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?