Corrective Attachment Therapy

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Scientific Rating:
Not able to be Rated
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Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
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About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Corrective Attachment Therapy has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Attachment Interventions (Child & Adolescent), but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Children adopted from foster care or foreign orphanages or biological children who have failed to develop secure attachments

For children/adolescents ages: 0 – 21

Brief Description

Corrective Attachment Therapy is an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that consists of 30 hours of therapy (3 hours per day for 10 consecutive business days). A team of 2 to 5 therapists work with each family. The program is holistic and integrative relying on a variety of experiential and didactic components.

Program Goals:

The overall goals of Corrective Attachment Therapy are:

  • Facilitate secure attachment in the parent-child relationship
    • Address the child’s trauma
    • Address attachment disorder
    • Address negative belief systems about self and others
  • Enhance secure attachments
    • Increase trust
    • Increase affection and intimacy
    • Increase communication and reciprocity
    • Reduce anger and negative patterns of relating
  • Reduce negative relationship patterns in family relationships
    • Work through sibling issues
    • Enhance stability
    • Support the family from inside and outside
    • Facilitate a climate of hope, joy, and positivity
  • Teach parents specific parenting skills and attitudes effective with this population
  • Address the parents’ historical and current issues that are unresolved, thereby preventing healthy family functioning

Contact Information

Name: Terry M. Levy, PhD
Agency/Affiliation: Evergreen Psychotherapy Center/Attachment Treatment and Training Institute
Phone: (866) 674-4029
Fax: (303) 674-4078

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: May 2014

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: March 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2014