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Childhood Attachment and Adult Mental Health

  • 13 Feb 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (UTC-03:00)
  • Room 109-111 of Medical Education and Training Building on the UNTHSC Campus. This is building 13 on the campus map. Parking Lot 19 and 14.


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      Childhood Attachment and Adult Mental Health
    Thomas Burdenski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology & Counseling
Tarleton State University Southwest Metroplex


FWAPA is delighted to have Dr. Burdenski present a workshop on how childhood attachment styles affect future adult mental health. He plans to achieve the following objectives:
  1. Clarify between the secure, anxious, avoidant, and mixed childhood attachment styles identified by Bowlby and Ainsworth.
  2. Explain how the avoidant childhood attachment style tends to morph into avoidance and how the anxious style tends to morph into a pursuing style in adulthood.
  3. Define the withdrawing and pursuing cycle in which highly distressed couples typically engage.
  4. Distinguish between primary and secondary emotional responses and how engaging in each tends to either escalate or de-escalate emotional distress in intimate relationships.
Fort Worth Area Psychological Association


P.O. Box 471432

Fort Worth, Tx 76147


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