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It’s So Simple: The Developmental-Relational Model

By Elizabeth Kohlstaedt, PhD, Clinical Director Our treatment model at Intermountain is termed “developmental-relational.”   We seek to understand children’s behavior–even their most outlandish behavior–as expressing a developmental need.  That need may be for reassurance, for closeness, for attunement, for safety, for security, for specialness, for boundaries, for predictability, for being heard.   The healing way to … Read more

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