Like a Refugee

  • Beth TroutmanEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)


In this chapter, I discuss parent coaching with dyads with disorganized/controlling attachment and parents with an unresolved state of mind. First, I describe characteristics of disorganized/controlling attachment. Second, I describe parenting behaviors and other factors associated with disorganized/controlling attachment. Third, I describe relevant research on disorganized/controlling attachment including research on interventions that are effective in preventing or ameliorating disorganized/controlling attachment. Fourth, unresolved/disorganized state of mind. Fifth, I review relevant research on unresolved/disorganized state of mind including interventions associated with reductions in unresolved/disorganized state of mind. Sixth, I discuss clinical observations and recommendations for coaching parents in disorganized/controlling dyads and parents with unresolved/disorganized state of mind.


Disorganized attachment Disorganized/controlling attachment Unresolved state of mind Posttraumatic stress disorder Maltreatment Attachment trauma Abuse Loss 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Iowa Carver College of MedicineIowa CityUSA

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