A Secure Base: Clinical Applications of Attachment Theory

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Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Psychology - 204 pages
Dr John Bowlby, a truly international and outstanding writer, presents the fruits of current research in attachment theory and provides an up to date outline of its main features in this new collection of lectures. In this collection of lectures Dr Bowlby describes recent findings, and gives an outline of the main features of attachment theory, now widely recognised as a most productive conceptual framework within which to organise the evidence. In the final lecture he shows how this knowledge, when applied to analytically oriented psychotherapy, helps both to clarify the aims of therapy and to guide the therapist in his or her own work. This collection will be welcomed by students as a lucid introduction to the field, by professionals who are still unfamiliar with recent developments, as well as by those eager to extend their existing knowledge.
 

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An easily digestible introduction to Attachment Theory by its principle originator. Whilst Bowlby's background was in psychoanalysis, he eschewed the Freudian concepts of developmental stages and of ... Read full review

A secure base: parent-child attachment and healthy human development

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This collection of recent lectures by a British psychiatrist supports the theory that there are three patterns of parent-child attachmentsecure, anxious resistant, and anxious avoidantand explores the ... Read full review

Contents

1 CARING FOR CHILDREN
1
2 THE ORIGINS OF ATTACHMENT THEORY
22
3 PSYCHOANALYSIS AS ART AND SCIENCE
43
4 PSYCHOANALYSIS AS A NATURAL SCIENCE
65
5 VIOLENCE IN THE FAMILY
86
6 ON KNOWING WHAT YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW AND FEELING WHAT YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO FEEL
111
7 THE ROLE OF ATTACHMENT IN PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT
134
8 ATTACHMENT COMMUNICATION AND THE THERAPEUTIC PROCESS
155
REFERENCES
178
NAME INDEX
197
SUBJECT INDEX
202
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