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1 Application of Attachment Theory to a Case Study Bianca Williams Walden University
2 Summarize the assumptions of attachment theory in 2 to 3 sentences. According to (Foley et al., 2009), “Attachment was first defined by John Bowlby, who based his research on the effects of separation between infants and their parents.” Bowlby theorized that an infant would display or engage in certain behaviors to avoid being separated from his or her parent or when attempting to reconnect with a parent who has been physically absent. Behaviors include but are not limited to excessive screaming, extreme crying, and clinging. Based on Bowlby’s study he believed these behaviors are reinforced by nature and can enhance the infant’s chances of survival. Identify the problem in your chosen case study to be worked on from an attachment theory perspective. According to the Case Study chosen, Tiffani Bradley is a teenage female, age sixteen, who is currently lives in a group home as a result of being arrested. Ms. Bradley was arrested three times within the last two years for prostitution and a result she must attend counseling. The presenting problem is that Tiffani is in love and wants to be reunited with her pimp, Donald. Although Donald sold Tiffani to another pimp by the name of John T., Tiffani is torn between being reunited with her family or her pimp. From an attachment theory perspective, per (Turner

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