In this episode, I talk about the basics of attachment theories, attachment research, relational trauma, and the creative arts therapies. We dig into some of the important phrases that you might hear when talking about these topics such as internal working model, serve and return, ghosts and angels in the nursery, relational neurosciences and more. Take a listen to learn and see the show notes to take a deep dive into this topic!

Kate Shannon, LPC, LCAT, MT-BC is a licensed counselor and music therapist working within pediatrics and special education. From a humanistic approach, she aims to develop social-emotional skills through music therapy and creative therapy interventions with a focus on a child-centered approach. Utilizing play therapy and music therapy techniques, she believes that creativity is a natural experience for children of all ability levels and her goal is to assist in overall development through purposeful therapeutic experiences.

To learn more:

Follow CTU on Instagram!

Check out the Music For Kiddos Symposium!

Learn more about the services I am now offering through my private practice!

Check out the Still Face Experiment (trigger warning: this is difficult to watch!)

Watch the Strange Situation (also can be difficult to watch!)

Mentioned Books:
Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems Edited by Cathy A. Malchiodi and David A. Crenshaw
Healing Child And Family Trauma Through Expressive And Play Therapies By Janet A. Courtney
Posttraumatic Play In Children by Eliana Gil

Mentioned Podcast Episodes:
Music and Harm by Music Therapy Chronicles
Mental health, teens, and a pandemic proof practice by Creative Therapy Umbrella

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