The McCluskey Model
The McCluskey model seeks to address the fact that while we work in jobs that require us to respond to the needs of others, too often we don’t create the conditions to support our own personal and psychological development.
Our childhood experiences of careseeking and caregiving: our experience of attachment, shape our approach to careseeking and caregiving in adult life.
Our experience of attachment affects:
- how we seek care
- how we give care
- our sexuality
- how we interact with others
- how we psychologically defend ourselves
- how we support ourselvers (or not) in our inner life
- how we support ourselves (or not) in our outer lives
The McCluskey model offers a novel way of understanding and working with the self from an attachment perspective. It enables us to see how our needs are met (or not) and the impact this has on the self by looking at the dynamics of human behaviour through the lens of those 7 systems.
When they are working well these 7 systems work together to maintain our wellbeing. This model helps us understand what happens when there is a problem with one or more of those system.Continue reading