On Improving Our Therapist Attachment Lens

There was a baseball player, Will Clark, San Francisco Giants, who I followed back in the day.  He had the most elegant swing and could hit the ball for power and got on base often (my apologies to non-baseball fans, but this will make sense soon).  His baseball lens for seeing the ball coming to the plate was unsurpassed. Turns out, Mr. Clark had 20/10 vision.  Yes, he saw things 20 feet away as if they were 10 feet away.  Remembering this got me thinking about my attachment lens.  When first doing attachment-based work, I believe my vision was more like 20/100.  Attachment bonds that were right in front of me […]

A Scientifically Supported Marital Therapy

We are learning that we really can make Sense of, Shape and Sculpt loving connection – our attachment bonds.  – Dr. Sue Johnson  Any researcher knows that, if you aspire to be an ‘objective’ scientist, you are not allowed to be passionately impressed by your own research. I am now going to break that rule. It seems appropriate at the beginning of a New Year that my lab has just put out a new and rip roaring, cutting edge study (you can see it in early view in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy). This study is 25 years in the making and shows that we can now do […]