Love and Attachment: Contemporary Issues and Treatment Considerations

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Carol Tosone, Theresa Aiello
Jason Aronson, Jan 1, 1999 - Psychology - 236 pages
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This book focuses on the most basic of human interactions _ love and attachment in all of their permutations and the barriers that exist to achieving closeness. The specific topics addressed include gender, class, race, and ethnicity. All these demonstrate the complexity of relationships in contemporary life. This work reflects the growing body of knowledge of developmental theory and attachment research. The rich confluence of psychodynamic understanding and attachment studies is synthesized with techniques for working with specific populations. Collectively, the authors present a comprehensive understanding of love in all of its current configurations: internal and interpersonal problems in adult life, dysfunctional attachments, and intimacy in the treatment relationship. It will help therapists hone their clinical skills to promote their clinical skills to promote their clients' growth, love, and attachment.

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Carol Tosone, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at New York University Ehrenkranz School of Social Work and a member of the clinical faculty at New York University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Tosone received her M.S. form Columbia University, her Ph.D. from New York University, and her certification in psychoanalysis from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health where she was the recipient of the Postgraduate Center Memorial Award. She served as Associate Editor for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and is the author of many professional articles on psychoanalytic theory and technique. She maintains a private practice in New York City.

Theresa Aiello, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the New York University Ehrenkranz School of Social Work, M.S.W. and Ph.D. programs. She received a Master's degree in music from the Juilliard School, an M.S.W. from the Hunter School of Social Work, and a Ph.D. from the New York University Ehrenkranz School of Social Work. She is the author of Child and Adolescent Treatment for Social Work Practice: A Relational Perspective for Beginning Clinicians. In 1998, she received the New York University Ehrenkranz School of Social Work Distinguished Teacher Award. She maintains a private practice in New York City.

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