Case Study Psychology











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Intervention Paper: Case Study of Denna

Shannen Carambia

Running head: CASE STUDY OF [TOPIC] 1

Southern New Hampshire University

Rad Intervention










Case Study of Deena

Description of the Intervention

I believe Deena is experiencingsuffering from reactive attachment disorder (RAD). As a result of this, she is believed to have the capacity in forming attachments though this particular ability has been prevented by dark past experiences. As a result, she may become resilient and so she might develop some healthy relationships. In this case, the early intervention will really help much. Comment by Imelda N. Bratton: Watch how you begin sentences, and when you notice that you start with the same wording then make sure to change how you begin the next sentence. This will improve flow of your work. Comment by Imelda N. Bratton: This word doesn’t fit the sentence structure.

As is the case for many other cases of reactive attachment disorder, there will be no standard treatment for Deena (Boris & Renk, 2017). The treatment intervention will be there to ensure that Deena has a stable and safe condition. Another objective will be to help Deena develop positive interaction and end up strengthening attachment with the caregivers and the parents. Comment by Imelda N. Bratton: What does this mean? I am not sure what you mean by no standard treatment. There is never a standard treatment or one way to approach any disorder as many counsellors have their own viewpoint in selecting treatment interventions. Comment by Imelda N. Bratton: Does the intervention you selected do this? Comment by Imelda N. Bratton: APA requires three sentences to make a paragraph, so I added this to the previous paragraph.

ThusThus, the interventions will include the address to the child housing, medical and safety needs if appropriate, offer an interactive, stimulating, and positive environment for Deena, offer those staying with her have a strong and stable attachment for Deena, and finally encourage Deena through caring, responsive guidance and nurturing (Boris & Renk, 2017). Comment by Imelda N. Bratton: Think about what this means? Make sure to provide a brief overview of the article here. In a way that is easily understood. Comment by Imelda N. Bratton: Does this intervention specifically work with the caregivers to develop these skills? Or is that a by-product of creating a supportive environment?


Recently, the American Academy of the Child and the Aadolescent Ppsychiatry together with the American Ppsychiatric Aassociation have gone against the unproven and hazardous interventions for RADreactive attachment disorder. Comment by Imelda N. Bratton:

Some of these techniques that they opposehave gone against include the physical force or restraint which is meant to break down what is assumed to be the child resistance to reactive attachment, which is a theory that is not proven for the causality of RAD reactive attachments disorder (Vega et al., 2019). Those controversial practices do not have scientific proof and thus can be damaging and at times even lead to death. ThusThus, the above-mentioned interventions would be most suitable. Okay, expand this comment here. You indicated why other interventions would not be appropriate, but what makes this one more appropriate? What is helpful about this selected intervention that will assist in developing attachment for Deena?

Explanation of Support

The caregivers for Deena will most likely become distressed, frustrated, or angry. The mother has already felt that the child does not like her or does not love her. The following support would help curb the situation: Educating yourself and the family on the reactive attachment disorder (Vega et al., 2019). As the caregiver, you need to ask those who about where you get to know about this disorder. Another support would be looking for someone who will give a break from time to time. You can avoid the use of multiple caregivers, especially for a childlike Deena. Comment by Imelda N. Bratton: This can certainly happen. Make sure to add why as working with children that have RAD can be challenging. Develop this sentence a little more. Comment by Imelda N. Bratton: Watch sentence structure here to improve flow. Comment by Imelda N. Bratton: These are helpful items to consider. Now, think about what specifically you would do with the caregivers or with Deena when they are in front of you in your office.

Other support would include looking for stress management skills for Deena and this will help Deena relax and not get overwhelmed by the situation. You also need to develop social engagements and hobbies for the exercise routine. The caregivers can also seek professional help especially because they can feel frustrated with a child like Deena. Comment by Imelda N. Bratton: Yes, very critical. This is exactly what you need to work on with interventions. So, what intervention can you find will teach this? This would be a great intervention to select for this paper also. Comment by Imelda N. Bratton: What about attachment? If a child is cared for and has his or her needs provided by major caregivers, the child learns that others will provide for his or her needs, that others are to be trusted, and that he or she is worthy of care by others. This leads to secure attachment. Conversely, a child whose needs are not met can form insecure attachment. Thus, it is important to Deena is able to form a secure attachment with her primary caregivers. It does not sound as though the intervention can help Deena to develop an attachment o her caregivers, Jamie and Jesse. Counselors are typically with a client one hour a week, while parents are with a client for many more hours than that. It would impact Deena positively for many years to come to form a healthy attachment to her caregivers. Your selected intervention can produce an environment that is helpful, but consider something that you can directly use with her or the parents to build the needed attachment.

Future applications

These interventions can be used in the future in so many ways. Offering an interactive, stimulating, and positive environment for Deena. The world every keeps on growing in population. The population is becoming more and denser and so it might be very hard to control a child who is already interacting with the outside and learning a lot from it. This housing strategy protect the child from the poisoned outside world or environment.




Boris, N. W., & Renk, K. (2017). Beyond reactive attachment disorder: How might attachment research inform child psychiatry practice?. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics26(3), 455-476. Retrieved from

Vega, H., Cole, K., & Hill, K. (2019). Interventions for children with reactive attachment disorder. Nursing202049(6), 50-55.