This conversation explores the debate between differentiation and attachment. This episode is with the authors of an article entitled Attachment vs. Differentiation and in that article they use Emotionally Focused Therapy (Sue Johnson) vs. Crucible Therapy (David Schnarch) to compare these two models. We talk about whether these two developmental theories are compatible and whether or not it is effective for a therapist to try to integrate aspects of them at the same time, in our work with couples.
Nathan Hardy, PhD is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and professor at Oklahoma State University.
Adam Fisher, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and professor at Brigham Young University.
Check out their article here: Attachment vs. Differentiation