A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, May 15, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 112 pages
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This book presents a short and accessible introduction to what 'attachment' means and how to recognise attachment disorders in children. The author explains how complex problems in childhood may stem from the parent-child relationship during a child's early formative years, and later from the child's engagement with the broader social world. It explores the mindset of difficult and traumatised children and the motivations behind their apparently antisocial and defensive tendencies. A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder includes case vignettes to illustrate examples, and offers a comprehensive set of tried-and-tested practical strategies for parents, carers and practitioners in supportive roles caring for children.
 

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Contents

Prologue
10
Chapter 1 Understanding Attachment
12
Chapter 2 Understanding Attachment Disorder
31
Chapter 3 Parenting the AttachmentDisordered Child
56
Chapter 4 Treating the Attachmentdisordered child What to expect
89
Postscript
99
Glossary of Terms
101
About the aut hor
105
EndNotes
106
Index
109
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Colby Pearce is Principal Psychologist at Secure Start, a private psychology practice based in Adelaide that provides assessment and psychotherapy services in the areas of child protection, inter-country adoption, refugees and community child and family psychology. He has extensive experience in the teaching and training of psychologists and other professionals particularly in relation to insecure and attachment disordered children.

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