Attachment theory research and clinical applications

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Handbook of Attachment: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications by Jude Cassidy

This comprehensive handbook provides a landmark review and synthesis of the current state of knowledge about attachment and loss in children and adults. Broad in scope, the volume is designed to help clinicians, students, and researchers become fully informed about one of the most important areas of research in contemporary psychology. Preeminent authorities cover the origins and development of attachment theory, biological perspectives, measurement of attachment across the lifespan, clinical applications, and emerging topics and issues in the field .

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Handbook of Attachment, Second Edition Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications

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Widely regarded as the state-of-the-science reference on attachment, this handbook interweaves theory and cutting-edge research with clinical applications. Leading researchers examine the origins and development of attachment theory; present biological and evolutionary perspectives; and explore the role of attachment processes in relationships, including both parent—child and romantic bonds. Implications for mental health and psychotherapy are addressed, with reviews of exemplary attachment-oriented interventions for children and adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Contributors discuss best practices in assessment and critically evaluate available instruments and protocols. This Handbook includes chapters on attachment for children in foster care and adoption , as well as on implications of attachment theory on child care policies.

Jude Cassidy , Phillip R. This comprehensive handbook provides a landmark review and synthesis of the current state of knowledge about attachment and loss in children and adults. Broad in scope, the volume is designed to help clinicians, students, and researchers become fully informed about one of the most important areas of research in contemporary psychology. Preeminent authorities cover the origins and development of attachment theory, biological perspectives, measurement of attachment across the lifespan, clinical applications, and emerging topics and issues in the field. A Construct Revisited.

Clinical Social Work Journal. This paper discusses the usefulness of attachment theory in working with adults in psychotherapy. There are four classifications of attachment status in adults: secure attachment, and three types of insecure attachment: dismissing, preoccupied, and disorganized. These categories do not conform to standard diagnostic entities. I discuss examples of the three insecure attachment categories and the likely transference and countertransference configurations that may occur in each category. These categories provide an additional way for therapists to understand and to respond to the needs of their clients. Unable to display preview.

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