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Holding Therapy and Autism Ranking: Mildly Hazardous Insufficient/Mixed evidence

History

Holding therapy is based on the work of Niko Tinbergen, a Dutch ethologist (animal behaviouralist) and ornithologist who developed the concept in the 1980s.

Dr Martha Welch, a child psychiatrist in New York, popularised the therapy with her book, 'Holding Time' and went on to found Mothering Centres in the US and the UK.

Updated
31 Oct 2017
Last Review
01 Oct 2016
Next Review
01 Oct 2019