This paper describes the treatment of a mother and child who demonstrated disorganized attachment behaviors in their interactions with one another. The mother, who was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, felt incapable of managing her aggressive toddler and his emotional needs. The dyad was referred for therapy due to concerns about his developmental progress, evident delays having been mainly attributed to the problems observed within the parent–child relationship.
- dyadic therapy
- personality disorder
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Clinical Psychology