Attachment is described as a set of relational systems or mechanisms that influence how individuals participate in relationships. Attachment theory suggests there are two attachment systems—secure attachment, and insecure attachment. Insecure attachment in early childhood is a precursor for behavioral challenges later in life. Children with insecure attachment are more susceptible to mental health issues as adults. There has been limited research on interventions for adults with insecure attachment. The intent of this presentation would demonstrate my research supporting the idea that art therapy can be an intervention in re-creating the neural systems managing insecure attachment.
Community of Scholars Day, quilts, quilting, attachment theory, attachment, child psychology
Sinjab, Raja, "Quilt Making as a Potential Intervention for Insecure Attachment" (2016). Community of Scholars Day—Posters. 29.