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Abstract Brisch, Karl Heinz

Key Lecture
Attachment – Trauma – Attachment Disorders – Aggression – Prevention

Attachment theory is one of the best researched theories on human development. It can explain as well the impact of trauma experiences on psychopathology. Attachment disorders are a form of severe early psychopathology that emerges from early forms of violence of caregivers against the infant. Aggressive behaviour is one type of attachment disorder. The presentation will explain and demonstrate by audio-visual material the emergence of aggression and the possibilities for psychotherapy and attachment-based prevention.

Ref: Brisch, K.H. (2002) Attachment Disorders. From Attachment Theory to Therapy. Guilford Press, New York. (


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