A Secure Base: Clinical Applications of Attachment Theory

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Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Psychology - 204 pages
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For many people today, giving time and attention to children means sacrificing other interests and activities. Yet a healthy parent-child bond is not only vital for well-being, but an essential part of what it means to be human. Secure children are confident, using a parent as a "secure base" while they explore the world. Bowlby's work showed that the early interactions between infant and caregiver have a profound impact on an infant's social, emotional, and intellectual growth. Controversial yet powerfully influential to this day, this classic collection of Bowlby's lectures offers important guidelines for child rearing based on the crucial role of early relationships.
 

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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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John Bowlby (1907 - 1990). World famous psychiatrist and father of attachment theory, Bowlby worked for many years as Child and Family Psychiatrist at London's renowned Tavistock Clinic.

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