Attachment therapy worksheet

What is the theory behind this Attachment therapy worksheet?

Attachment theory is a psychological theory about our bonds with our parents and romantic partners. Psychologist John Bowlby was the first attachment theorist. He suggested that the earliest bonds formed by children with their parents have a strong impact that continues throughout our lives and relationships. There are four types of attachment styles: secure, anxious-ambivalent, disorganized and avoidant.

How will the worksheet help?  

The following worksheet is targeted at teenagers and younger adult clients. This will help the clients in assessing their own attachment styles and have some clear insight by reflecting on their and their parents’ attachment patterns.

How to use this worksheet?

To use this worksheet, sit in a comfortable, distraction free space and read the following questions. Write your honest responses in the designated space below. 

Attachment therapy worksheet

Do you think your parents meet your physical and emotional needs?

How do they meet those needs?

Do you think you can share anything with your parents?

Do your parents value and respect your ideas and opinions?

When hit with an emotional or mental health crisis, do you feel comfortable and safe under your parent’s refuge?

Can you trust others? What type of people in your opinion are trustworthy and vice versa?

Other than your parents, what relationships provide you safety and comfort during a crisis?


Howe, D. (1999). Attachment theory. SOCIAL WORK THEORIES AND METHODS, 75.

Gillath, O., Selcuk, E., & Shaver, P. R. (2008). Moving toward a secure attachment style: Can repeated security priming help?. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2(4), 1651-1666.

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