The Neufeld Scientific Research Centre

The Influence on Relationships

The Attachment, or it’s lack, ‘Empowers’, or Renders ‘Powerless’

The power of attachment in parenting and teaching:

  • Kohn, Alfie. 2005. Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason. Atria Books
  • Wood, A. (2016). Engaging the Disaffected Learners. Making Teacher-Student Relationships Count. A thesis for the degree of Masters of Professional Studies, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Strijack, T. and Beach, T.H. (2020). Reclaiming Our Students. Vancouver: Page Two.

Attachment in therapy – the most important is who the therapist is for a client, not which therapeutic method is used. 

  • Wampold, B. E. (2001). The great psychotherapy debate: Models, methods, and findings. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.
  • Tostes, G.W. & Cury, V.E. (2021). Psychological intervention in psychotic crisis: a person-centered approach. Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas), 38. (“According to Borgna (2003, 2019), the medicalization of human experiences, proposed by biological logic, has eclipsed the constitution of a dialogic human encounter, which, according to him, is the fundamental resource for an effective treatment when it comes to psychic suffering.”)

The role of attachment in the school context.

  • Bath Spa University. (2014). An introduction to attachment and the implications for learning and behaviour. National College for Teaching and Leadership and Bath and North East Somerset Council and Bath Spa University.
  • Bergin, C., & Bergin, D. (2009). Attachment in the Classroom. Educational Psychology Review, 21, 141-170. 
  • Geddes, H. (2003). Attachment and the child in school. Part 1. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 8:3, 231-242.
  • Geddes, H. (2006). Attachment in the classroom: The links between children’s early experience, emotional well-being and performance in school. United Kingdom: Worth Publishing.