NEEDVILLE, Texas, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The clinical team at Fulshear Treatment to Transition, a therapeutic program that prepares young women with emotional and behavioral challenges for independent adulthood, has officially unveiled its groundbreaking adult attachment model.
The residential treatment center is integrating this new attachment model throughout its entire program. Whether in weekly treatment, integrated into group and individual therapy, or reinforced within the Fulshear community on a daily basis, the Fulshear staff is creating experiences to help women connect, break and ultimately repair in order to have healthy attachments.
Nikki Preece, LCSW and Kevin Randall, LMFT formally presented this new model at a professional conference last month.
"Attachment is a word that you hear in passing. It isn't really something that you stop and think too much about unless you are in an early childhood development class," said Fulshear's Clinical Director Kevin Randall. "There are thousands of studies on the subject of attachment, but it was far too rare that it received adequate clinical attention. Attachment has relevance to those we see in therapy as adolescents or young adults. It has relevance to their caregivers. And it is relevant to their diagnosis, as well."
"What we have discovered is that how we as adults respond to the activation of the attachment system is shaped by our experience and confidence in others that they will meet our needs," said Nikki Preece, Executive Director.
"Attachment principles teach us that most people are only as needy as their unmet needs. When their emotional needs are met, and the earlier the better, they usually turn their attention outward. We have to learn to co-regulate before we can learn to self-regulate," she added.
Fulshear is a residential treatment to transition program for women ages 18-24. Our mission is to provide opportunities for each woman to realize her unique potential, create a personal design for her life and influence her community. We combine ranch life with educational, employment, counseling, and adventure services to help clients create lives they will be passionate about living. We strive to lead the treatment world in launching healthy, strong and influential women.
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