Reactive Attachment Disorder ( Rad ) Treatment

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Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) Treatment There are many treatments for RAD: inner child work, cognitive restructuring, insight oriented therapy, holding therapy, re-parenting, cognitive behavioral therapy, and theraplay to name a few. Nevertheless, some of them have proven to be more effective than others, while some are highly controversial such as holding therapy which consist of obligating the disordered child to hugged or force them to receive tokens of affection against their will. Re-parenting can also be somewhat controversial when parents of children have been extremely abusive and children are no longer in their care (Day, 2001; Chaffin et al., 2006). A treatment that has been effective across various cultures is theraplay;…show more content…
Assessments should include information about patterns of behavior over time, and assessors should be aware that current behaviors may just the likeness of modifications to new or stressful situations. The cultural background of families should be discussed before entering therapy as interactions between cultures can differ significantly from one another; what may seem absurd, rough, or acceptable play in some cultures it may not be for another. Therefore, the therapist must take advice of what is and is not accepted by the people it serves. In adoption cases, both the culture of the child and the adoptive parents must be consider separately (Chaffin, 2006). However, the child’s cultural background will be a determining factor in how sessions are carried out (Munns, 2011). Assessments should include specific examples of the behaviors of the child through across different circumstances and contexts; and not be limited to behaviors and relationships of children with their parents or caregivers. These should include relationships and interactions with teachers or daycare providers, siblings and other relatives, and classmates of the child. The diagnosis of RAD should not merely be based on the relationship of parent and child. The assessment of RAD should not be based on parents or caregivers on provided descriptions to a therapist or psychologist; but should also be centered on observations conducted by these professional. RAD should be only diagnosed by a
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