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Insecure mothers with temperamentally reactive infants: A chance for intervention

ByMarian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Philomeen Breddels-van Baardewijk, Femmie Juffer, Mariska Klein Velderman, and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn

The preceding chapters provided an overview of what has happened in the field of attachment-based interventions during the past three decades. The methodological pitfalls were described and the effectiveness of various types of intervention studies presented, with the somewhat unexpected conclusion that the most intensive, broadband interventions do not necessarily lead to the highest gains in sensitivity or attachment security.