Resident and Counselor Relationships in a Court-Affiliated Residential Treatment Setting for Adolescents: Role of Attachment


By bhadmin February 2, 2021

The current study examined if and to what extent adolescents in a residential treatment facility might use their focal counselor as a secure base and how counselors’ attachment security plays a role in whether and to what extent secure base behavior is present. Three counselors and eight residents participated in the mixed-methods study. Findings indicated that counselors’ own attachment security was related to whether residents used them as a resource, or “secure base,” during times of need.

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