The Development of the Self in the Presence of a Frightening Caregiver ("scare-giver") and the Moves Towards Safety and Growing
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Abstract Mary Main and Judith Solomon (1986) were first to identify fear as an important factor in the face of the child's attachment needs. They later named it as the Disorganised attachment status.Their research findings has given us a new lens into the way we perceive human behaviour that is evident in many of our most traumatised clients who are in close proximity to their attachment figures ("scaregivers", Badouk Epstein, 2015). Clients with complex trauma and DID have all suffered chronic childhood injuries to critical areas in their development.
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