Interpersonal Narrative Exposure Therapy: Integration of NET with attachment-based therapies

Author/s Vittoria Ardino, Bruno Intreccialagli
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2020/3 Language English
Pages 11 P. 25-35 File size 204 KB
DOI 10.3280/MAL2020-003003
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This article outlines the main premises of a phased NET-based protocol to treat traumatic attachments named Interpersonal Narrative Exposure Therapy. The protocol integrates the standard protocol with attachment-based therapies to propose a three-phased model of in-tervention where the stabilization phase is integrated and progresses in parallel with the work on traumatic memories. The protocol focuses on the intersubjective stance between the client and the therapist during the stabilization with an attention to non verbal communi-cation exchanges and moment of ruptures and repairs. The protocol put together a struc-tured work on the therapeutic alliance - based on attachment theory and the infant research paradigm - to support the patient in the relationship domain defensive attitudes and the re-integration of traumatic memories through the standard NET protocol.

Keywords: Trauma; attachment; therapeutic alliance; NET; treatment

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Vittoria Ardino, Bruno Intreccialagli, Interpersonal Narrative Exposure Therapy: Integration of NET with attachment-based therapies in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 3/2020, pp 25-35, DOI: 10.3280/MAL2020-003003