An examination of the characteristics of Coercive Restraint Therapy (Holding or Attachment Therapy) indicates that its practices can be defined as abusive or neglectful under the criteria used in the fourth national incidence study of child abuse and neglect (NIS-4).Author: Jean Mercer. Oct 04, · Holding Therapies – Are They Effective? John Brooks October 4, There is nothing, in my opinion to support the veiw that holding ‘therapy’, or coercive restraint, as it is more appropriately known, is anything other than intrusive and abusive. Goading a child to the point of rage while physically restraining them as they struggle Author: John Brooks.
There are many ways in which holding therapy/attachment therapy contradicts Bowlby's attachment theory, e.g. attachment theory's fundamental and evidence-based statement that security is promoted by sensitivity. According to Mary Dozier "holding therapy does not emanate in any logical way from attachment theory or from attachment research". Aug 09, · The term coercive restraint therapy (CRT) describes a category of alternative mental health interventions that are generally directed at adopted or foster children, that are claimed to cause alterations in emotional attachment, and that employ physically Cited by: 4.
Some therapists have used so called "rebirthing techniques" or "compression holding therapy" as treatments. These, and other interventions that include physically coercive methods like adults forcibly holding a child to improve attachment, using hunger or thirst, or . Physicians caring for adopted or foster children should be aware of the use of coercive restraint therapy (CRT) practices by parents and mental health practitioners. CRT is defined as a mental.