The Road to Evergreen: Adoption, Attachment Therapy, and the Promise of Family 

Critics of attachment-based therapy for children argue that theories that advocate the use of aggressive psychological, or even physical, means to provoke the child towards an emotional catharsis can cause more damage. Some therapies have utilized techniques that included repeated sessions of holding the child down or forcing them to engage in prolonged eye contact. Most of these techniques have since been discredited.

Anthropologist and author Rachael Stryker studied the effects of such radical attachment therapy and published her findings in “The Road to Evergreen: Adoption, Attachment Therapy, and the Promise of Family.”

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