All Kinds of News for April 09, 2019
Fulshear clients and their families are often blamed and talked poorly about behind closed doors. Professionals use words like manipulative, narcissist, borderline, attention seeking and addict in derogatory ways. These are powerful words that justify our failures as mental health professionals and marginalize our clients because the behaviors of push and pull, self-injury, suicidal ideation, neediness, distance, grandiosity, constant relapse and deception feel so overwhelming.
However, when seen through the perspective of attachment, one starts to see clients as something different. Not the monster that is painted by some in the expression of a “borderline”, an addict, or “narcissist” and not the weakness of an avoidant or dependent personality. But as women who have come to rely on powerful strategies to feel okay. They are not manipulators. They are women who have come to rely on these specific strategies as tools to manage emotions.
The Fulshear Adult Attachment Model is designed to create aligned and attuned relationships between adults, to view each other with empathy, restore power, and shift a person’s view of themselves, others and the world. These changes allow a person to experience relationships that are available, responsive and secure. It is in the security of these genuine relationships that the need for unhealthy behaviors changes. The reliance on attuned relationships, restored power, and renewed experiences of self, others and the world which are developed through the Fulshear Adult Attachment model, create safety and healing.
Learn more about Fulshear's Adult Attachment Model here.
Fulshear Treatment to Transition, founded in 2003 and accredited by the Joint Commission, is located right outside of Houston in Needville, TX and Stafford, TX. Fulshear works with young adult women ages 18-25 struggling with mental health issues along with accompanying co-occurring disorders, and is known for its development of the Fulshear Adult Attachment Model.