Group psychotherapy traditionally has been the modality of choice in the intensive treatment of addictive disease. Group treatment provides a unique opportunity to experience how one's behavior impacts others as well as the core emotional self. By providing a secure emotional base, it can offer an opportunity to appreciate and powerfully transform affect-based patterns of relating that often undermine a patient’s ability to successfully engage ongoing recovery. This session will examine attachment based group psychotherapy and the link between addictive disease and attachment disorders.
Learning Objective 1
• Identify the overarching goals of attachment based group psychotherapy.
Learning Objective 2
• Recognize the use of the group as a secure base and how the group experience activates attachment structures.
Learning Objective 3
• Identify the correlation between addictive disease and attachment disorders.