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If you work with children and families, this may be what you have been looking for!

This book provides a new, easy-to-follow roadmap for understanding and working with children with some of the most challenging and treatment-resistant behaviors and their families.

Some of the most challenging children to help are those who have been injured early in life in their first relationships through disrupted or injured attachment. These children can be both hurting and hurtful to others, are often anxious and depressed, and yet push away the very things they most need for healing: love and connection. Traditional child therapies are largely ineffective and professionals and parents may be at a loss as to how to help.

Perhaps there is a better way to reach children with attachment injuries. Perhaps our therapy models have simply not been a good match for their needs…

Multi-Modal Attachment Therapy (M-MAT) brings a fresh, innovative approach to working with children and families struggling with attachment injuries. In a whole-brain strategy, M-MAT blends a number of modalities to target precisely those areas most impacted by the attachment injury: attachment and connection, self-concept, worldview, and skills deficits. The result is a powerful, cohesive, and comprehensive attachment-based therapy. This is attachment theory in action!

In clear, concise language, Young lays forth for the reader an easy to follow roadmap for understanding and implementing M-MAT with children and their caregivers. M-MAT is a dyadic, family therapy model, but Young additionally outlines how to work with those children who do not have a permanent, committed caregiver.

M-MAT Multi-Modal Attachment Therapy provides a brief overview of attachment theory, but focuses primarily on the how-to of implementing this therapy model. Many interventions and examples are included throughout the book. It is intended as a practical manual for therapists and social workers, but also holds some use for other professionals in understanding approaches to working with children with attachment injuries. M-MAT is designed for children with mild to severe attachment injuries, including those with developmental trauma and/or diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder (rad), and can also be used with children who have experienced trauma. It is applied attachment theory. Adopted and foster children may benefit greatly from this model, as placements are often lost due to untreated or under-treated attachment injuries
    Helping Parents Help their Children!
~ New, Innovative and Practical Strategies! ~

A Must-Read for anyone parenting or caring for a child with a difficult or traumatic early history!

Children who have had difficulties or disruptions in their first, early relationship with their parent or primary caregiver often struggle with attachment injuries. These children frequently come to reject the very things they most need from their parents or caregivers: love and connection. This presents special challenges for parents.

If you are the parent or caregiver of a child with attachment injuries, the ideas in this book will bolster your role as an agent of healing and change for your child. You will find new and innovative concepts and attachment-based strategies to help you help your child. In this book, you will learn:

  •     The underlying dynamics and motivations of attachment-injured children.
  •     How to create safety and build connection with your child.
  •     How to help your child re-story their life in a healthy, adaptive way.
  •     What to look for and what to avoid in therapy for your child.
  •     Practical strategies to reduce and address challenging behavior.
  •     How to understand mental health diagnoses.
  •     Some commonly-used terms related to attachment and child trauma.

Within the pages of this book, you will find many practical and down-to-earth suggestions with examples and insights to guide you along the way. This book focuses on children with attachment injuries, but all parents are likely to find value within!

Discover attachment-based parenting to address mild to sever attachment injuries including developmental trauma and reactive attachment disorder (rad). Adoptive, biological, and foster parents, guardians, kinship, and other caregivers will find new ways of understanding their child, along with useful and revolutionary parenting strategies to heal relational wounds and help their child become emotionally and relationally connected.
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  • Now in German!
Published by Arbor Verlag
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Die Multimodale Bindungstherapie (Multi-Modal Attachment Therapy, M-MAT) ist ein praxisorientiertes Therapiemodell zur Behandlung von Kindern mit besonders herausforderndem Verhalten. Es kombiniert eine Vielfalt therapeutischer Methoden in einem System, um Kinder mit ausgeprägten Bindungsverletzungen zu behandeln. Die Multimodale Bindungstherapie will das Kind auf Basis der Narrativen Therapie befähigen, ein neues, adaptives und emotional heilsames Eigennarrativ zu erschaffen. Therapeut:innen erhalten eine umfassende Grundstruktur für die Praxis, die auch als Gerüst für die Integration und den kreativen Umgang mit einer Vielzahl anderer Techniken und Methoden verwendet werden kann. Der Sicherheit aufbauende Rahmen von M-MAT besteht aus bindungsbasiertem Spiel und spezifischen Bindungsfragen, die einen Gesprächsteil umfassen. Sie kann sowohl dyadisch durchgeführt werden, etwa mit Adoptiveltern, oder auch in Einzeltherapie, z.B. mit Kindern in Jugendhilfeeinrichtungen.
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