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Table 2 Overview of the attachment training

From: Study protocol - efficacy of an attachment-based working alliance in the multimodal pain treatment

  Title Training
1 Attachment theory – An introduction Development of attachment patterns and behavior
2 Attachment based intervention in the therapeutic treatment process > therapist as secure base
> guideline for patients with insecure attachment styles
3 Impact of attachment on rehabilitation from disease Attachment theory: meaning in regards to psychodynamic rehabilitation
4 Basics of attachment theory in a clinical setting „Secure base“- > How?
5 Attachment and pain Treatment of chronic pain patients – development of an attachment based intervention
6 Mentalisation based therapy How do I see myself? How do I see others? Patient should learn more about himself and the behavior of others
7 Collegial consulting Handling of patients with different attachment styles
8 Self-compassion and attachment Empathy for others
- > What is empathy in the therapist-patient-relationship?
9 Self-awareness- Attachment experiences > childhood memories
> In adulthood: Do some relationship patterns repeat itself?
> How to cope with stress?
10 Psychodynamic concepts > unconscious conflicts
> Introjection
> transference and countertransference
> dysfunctional relationship patterns
11 Personality traits - narcissism > relationship patterns
> appearance
> therapy
12 Secure attachment style and psychodynamic therapy I (Jeremy Holmes Ph.D., University of Exeter, London) „Attachment, psychotherapy, and the inner world: from ethology to rational neuroscience“
13 Secure attachment style and psychodynamic therapy II (Jeremy Holmes Ph.D., University of Exeter, London) „Partially contingent mirroring: a key component of psychoanalytic meta-competence”
- > application of attachment research findings to clinical situations
14 Interpersonal therapy- communication Theory and examples of good and bad communication between therapist/doctor and patient
15 Attachment based intervention > examples and advice for the therapist
16 Handling of critical situations Patient’s behavior - > attachment style - > reaction of the therapist
17 Exposure Motivation and psycho-education
18 Motivational and complementary therapeutic relationship according to Grawe A basis for an attachment based approach?
19 Doctor-patient communication Communication skills
20 Impact of personality and attachment style on pain perception in the therapeutic treatment process Short and long term impact of attachment patterns on the treatment outcome