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Assessing attachment in families: beyond the dyads

WithRUDI DALLOS

Attachment is often thought of as a dyadic process involving two people, usually a mother and child, in a relationship. However, these two individuals almost always exist in the context of some sort of family, often including a father, or step-father and frequently other relatives. This chapter considers issues of the assessment of attachment in such larger units.