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Kira Hoffman, Psy.D.

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Introduction to Attachment Parenting Theory: Bowlby Basics

By | May 13, 2015

British psychoanalyst John Bowlby was interested in the emotional bond between infants and their primary caregiver, and the profound distress infants experience when separated from this caregiver – whom he called an attachment figure. An infant’s primary attachment figure is most often his or her birth mother, but can be an alternative caregiver to whom the…

Communication Skills Training for Couples

By | February 6, 2015

By Kira Hoffman, Psy.D. Esteemed marriage researcher John Gottman asserted, “A lasting marriage results from a couple’s ability to resolve the conflicts that are inevitable in any relationship.” When couples struggle to engage in effective conflict resolution, they may seek out a couples therapist for additional assistance. A couples therapist…

What Defines a Healthy Relationship?

By | February 16, 2014

Although healthy romantic relationships are clearly imperative for the well-being of individuals, families, and communities, there are relatively few studies specific to the topic. The lack of literature may be due in part to the difficulty in defining the subjective term, “healthy relationship”.  Components of a healthy relationship that are…

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