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Relationships and Connections are essential 

Attachment to the secure self

Attachment Repair and Processing Therapy (ARPT)®

A secure and authentic relationship with the self empowers and nurtures all interpersonal relationships and intimate partnerships through genuine connection. Therefore, securely attached individuals and couples thrive rather than being stuck in relational survival states and strategies, which often are passed down intergenerationally.


The seven clinical steps of ARPT™ support individuals and couples in becoming their own secure/primary attachment figures and turning their interpersonal and intimate relationships into safe havens for themselves and each other. Through ARPT’s seven steps, disintegrated relationships and rejected parts of the self, as well as the partner, are seen, heard, listened to and validated through the secure attachment figure who brings security, intimacy, positive communication, co-regulation, predictability, differentiation, clarity, boundaries and safety to the daily life of individuals and couples.

The core clinical issues which ARPT® successfully addresses are:

  •  Lack of connection with self 

  •  Self-esteem and self-worth issues

  •  Losing oneself in intimate relationships

  •  Attachment Trauma and Attachment Loss 

  •  Feeling unworthy or not good enough

  •  Insecure attachment styles and patterns

  •  Complex Trauma and PTSD  

  •  Neglect 

  •  Abandonment and self-abandonment 

  •  Rejection and fear of rejection

  •  Affairs and intimate betrayal 

  •  Loss and Grief

  •  Loss of Authenticity (People-pleasing)

  •  Struggles with Self-forgiveness

  •  Complex Trauma and PTSD in intimate relationships

  •  Communication issues in dual trauma couples 

  •  Jealousy and envy in intimate relationships

  •  Co-dependence in intimate relationships

  •  Colonial Complex Trauma and Residential School Trauma   

Secure attachment

ARPT® is a systemic and relational treatment modality which expands the use and application of Attachment Theory and EMDR's AIP model while respecting and valuing individuals’ and couples’ gender, identity, relational, cultural, ethnic, spiritual, intergenerational, social and existential contexts and experiences.

ARPT® focuses on:

  • Safety 

  • Trust 

  • Choice 

  • Intimacy

  • Kindness

  • Connection

  • Responsibility

ARPT™ Framework

ARPT Attachment Repair Therapy

ARPT's Seven Clinical Steps

Step 1 - History and Assessment 

Step 2 - Attachment Resourcing Process

Step 3 - Attachment Mapping and Attachment Blueprints for individuals/couples

Step 4 - Attachment Repair Process 

Step 5- Attachment Processing Process 

Step 6 - Re-evaluation of Attachment Repair and Attachment Processing Process    

Step 7 - Closure 



Attachment Survival States Interview (ASSI)™

ASSI-Dr.Genlik Attachment Survival States Interview


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