SR293LG – Attachment Style on the Psychological Resilience of Bereaved Clients

The effect of attachment style on the psychological resilience of bereaved clients

Project Leads: Lynne Gabriel & John Wilson

Student as Researchers: William Gomes & Clare Armstrong

It has long been recognised that there is a link between attachment style and grief complications. However, no mechanism for the observed correlation has been established. This project will be recording counselling sessions of bereaved clients and will be filling in attachment style questionnaires. Upon transcribing, moments of assimilation will be charted through the Assimilation of Grief Experience Scale (Wilson 2017) to compare attachment style scores across the sessions.

William Gomes and Clare Armstrong will help in the development of this project and help gather relevant literature and transcribe sessions and the aid in the analysis. The hopes of this project are to produce a journal article and conference presentations (ABSCo.)