Professor Pehr Granqvist. Foto: Niklas Björling
Professor Pehr Granqvist. Foto: Niklas Björling

Artikeln Disorganized attachment in infancy: A review of the phenomenon and its implications for clinicians and policy-makers utgör ett "consensus statement" som ett 40-tal anknytningsforskare (utvecklingspsykologer och kliniska psykologer) tagit fram under ledning av professor Granqvist och Dr. Robbie Duschinsky (Cambridge University och affilierad till Psykologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet).

De många missuppfattningarna inom området har redan orsakat mycket skada för enskilda barn, föräldrar och familjer. Men i artikeln pekar man på vad som istället kan och bör göras med barns, föräldrars och familjers bästa i åtanke!

Artikeln har snabbt fått genomslag, med 1143 visningar på 7 dagar på tidskriftens hemsida samt ca 600 via ResearchGate.

Abstract

Disorganized/Disoriented (D) attachment has seen widespread interest from policy makers, practitioners, and clinicians in recent years. However, some of this interest seems to have been based on some false assumptions that (1) attachment measures can be used as definitive assessments of the individual in forensic/child protection settings and that disorganized attachment (2) reliably indicates child maltreatment, (3) is a strong predictor of pathology, and (4) represents a fixed or static “trait” of the child, impervious to development or help. This paper summarizes the evidence showing that these four assumptions are false and misleading. The paper reviews what is known about disorganized infant attachment and clarifies the implications of the classification for clinical and welfare practice with children. In particular, the difference between disorganized attachment and attachment disorder is examined, and a strong case is made for the value of attachment theory for supportive work with families and for the development and evaluation of evidence-based caregiving interventions.

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Pehr Granqvist, L. Alan Sroufe, Mary Dozier, Erik Hesse, Miriam Steele, Marinus van Ijzendoorn, Judith Solomon, Carlo Schuengel , Pasco Fearon, Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, Howard Steele, Jude Cassidy, Elizabeth Carlson, Sheri Madigan, Deborah Jacobvitz, Sarah Foster, Kazuko Behrens, Anne Rifkin-Graboi, Naomi Gribneau, Gottfried Spangler, Mary J Ward, Mary True, Susan Spieker, Sophie Reijman, Samantha Reisz, Anne Tharner, Frances Nkara, Ruth Goldwyn, June Sroufe, David Pederson, Deanne Pederson, Robert Weigand, Daniel Siegel, Nino Dazzi, Kristin Bernard, Peter Fonagy , Everett Waters, Sheree Toth, Dante Cicchetti, Charles H Zeanah, Karlen Lyons-Ruth, Mary Main & Robbie Duschinsky (2017): Disorganized attachment in infancy: A review of the phenomenon and its implications for clinicians and policymakers. Attachment & Human Development. DOI: 10.1080/14616734.2017.1354040

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