Attachment based family therapy worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Attachment-based family therapy worksheet?

Attachment-Based Family Therapy is a treatment method for depression and dealing with suicidal tendencies in adolescents. This therapeutic approach helps in building an empathetic parent-child relationship. When teenagers do not feel comfortable and safe in their home environment, they tend to adapt negative coping mechanisms to deal with their stressors. This treatment method provides a solution to these family issues so that young individuals feel safe and secure going to their parents for support. Attachment-Based Family Therapy accomplishes five tasks: 1) The Relational Reframe; 2) Adolescent Alliance; 3) Parent Alliance; 4) Repairing Attachment; and 5) Promoting Autonomy.

How will the worksheet help?    

This worksheet deals with the fifth task of promoting autonomy in the attachment-based family therapy model. By now the clients have  opened up about their problems and have built an empathic understanding of each other. This worksheet will help them in further setting clear rules, goals and boundaries in the household.

How to use this worksheet?

To use this worksheet, get help from the examples provided and discuss the household rules with each other. Fill the given space with appropriate responses. Be open and understanding towards each other’s reasoning. 

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