Category Archives: Therapy

Why clinicians use play in therapy with children

In response to the statement that he or she (the clinician) ‘just plays with the children’ I give you the following reasons why play is important. Continue reading

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Party Hats On Monsters

A technique that assists children with their fears in an enjoyable and non-threatening way. Continue reading

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Reparative Attachment Therapy

Reparative Attachment Therapy.

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Colby Pearce Online

Dear Followers and Visitors to this site, I have been asked a number of times whether I provide online consultations and webinars in my areas of specialty and interest. Well, I wish to advise that I am willing and gearing … Continue reading

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Reparative Attachment Therapy

Reparative Attachment Therapy is the name used to refer to Colby’s therapeutic approach when treating children who have experienced the devastating effects of abuse, neglect, family violence and loss during their early developmental years. Key elements of Colby’s approach appear … Continue reading

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In order to be heard we first need to listen

I think a lot about the concept of validation; and its antithesis, invalidation. In psychological terms, validation incorporates the experience that our thoughts, feelings, perspectives and intentions are understood, accepted and respected by significant others. Conversely, invalidation incorporates the experience … Continue reading

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Attachment Trauma

If you looking for easy-to-read, high quality information about the effects of trauma in primary attachment relationships (hereafter referred to as attachment trauma), and what can be done to treat its effects during childhood, please visit my new page at securestart.com.au. … Continue reading

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Attachment Therapy Revisited

Back in July I published a post about attachment therapy for children who have experienced family trauma. This has been a popular post and resulted in my fielding a request to prepare a more detailed account of my approach to … Continue reading

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Support Secure Start

Dear Readers, If you appreciate receiving information presented in this blog, please support me by visiting the website for my child and family psychology practice, Secure Start®. In doing so, you will assist me to continue to support children and … Continue reading

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Attachment therapy for children who have experienced family trauma

I am frequently asked by other professionals about what I do and what to do when referred a child who has experienced family trauma. What follows is a brief description of my work with these children. It is written with … Continue reading

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