ERIC Number: EJ581249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Family Dysfunction, Alexithymia, and Client Attachment to Therapist.
Mallinckrodt, Brent; King, Julie L.; Coble, Helen M.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v45 n4 p497-504 Oct 1998
Alexithymia (difficulty differentiating affective states and expressing feelings, external reliance in decision-making) is studied as a possible mediator by which dysfunctional family environment in childhood affects adult clients' attachment to therapist (N=61). Fear of separation, parent/child role reversal, and marital conflict were associated with attachment issues. Results support model. (EMK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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