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Het meten van gehechtheidsrepresentaties bij basisschoolleerlingen

Gehechtheidsverhalen in de klinische praktijk

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De Attachment Story Completion Task (asct) heeft als doel om gehechtheidsrepresentaties zichtbaar te maken bij kinderen van vier tot ongeveer twaalf jaar. De verhalen die dit instrument opleveren blijken niet alleen een gedifferentieerd beeld te geven van de problematiek van het kind op het gebied van gehechtheid, maar ook van problemen met het reguleren van spanningen en angst. Dit is informatief voor de diagnostiek en indicatiestelling in de klinische praktijk. Dit artikel geeft een overzicht van empirisch onderzoek dat gedaan is naar gehechtheidsrepresentaties bij basisschoolleerlingen met bijzondere aandacht voor bevindingen rond gehechtheidsverhalen en regulatieproblematiek in klinische en niet-klinische onderzoeksgroepen.

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Zevalkink, J. (2005). Measuring attachment representations in primary school children. Attachment stories in clinical practice, Kind en Adolescent, 26 (4), 352-367.

Summary: The objective of the Attachment Story Completion Task (asct) is to measure attachment representations in children from four through twelve years of age. The stories that are produced by this instrument not only provide a differentiated view of the attachment difficulties of the child but also of problems regarding the regulation of anxiety and fear. This is informative for diagnostics in clinical practice. The current paper is an overview of research into attachment representations with primary-school children with special attention to findings regarding attachment stories and problems in affect regulation in clinical and non-clinical populations.

Keywords: attachment story completion task, standardized clinical assessments, affect regulation.

Mevr. dr. J. Zevalkink is afdelingshoofd Onderzoek en Kwaliteitszorg Nederlands Psychoanalytisch Instituut (npi) en docent ontwikkelingspsychologie Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen.

Contactadres: Nederlands Psychoanalytisch Instituut, Olympiaplein 4, 1076 AB Amsterdam

Met dank aan Annelies Verheugt-Pleiter voor haar opbouwende commentaar op een eerdere versie van dit artikel en haar stimulerende inzet bij onderzoek en klinische diagnostiek op het npi.

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Zevalkink, J. Het meten van gehechtheidsrepresentaties bij basisschoolleerlingen. KIAD 26, 161–170 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03060963

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