Attachment And Family Therapy

Attachment And Family Therapy

This book explores an integration of ideas from attachment theory and systemic family therapy including current developments and integrated cases.

Author: Crittenden, Patricia

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335235902

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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This book explores an integration of ideas from attachment theory and systemic family therapy including current developments and integrated cases.
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Attachment Focused Family Therapy

Attachment Focused Family Therapy

Grounded in the fundamental principle of parents facilitating the healthy emotional development of their children, Attachment-Focused Family Therapy is the first book of its kind to offer therapists a complete manual for using attachment ...

Author: Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393075419

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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Over fifty years ago, John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth’s research on the developmental psychology of children formed the basic tenets of attachment theory. And for years, following these tenets, the theory’s focus has been on how children develop vis-a-vis the attachments—whether secure or insecure—they form with their caregivers. In the therapy room, this has meant working with individuals one-on-one, with the therapist assuming the role of the attachment figure in order to provide a secure base for treating clients’ problems that arose from troubled interpersonal relationships in childhood. Here, Daniel A. Hughes, an eminent clinician and attachment specialist, is the first to expand this traditional model, applying attachment theory to a family therapy setting. Drawing on more than 20 years of clinical experience, Hughes presents his comprehensive, effective, and accessible treatment model for working with all members of a family—not simply the individual in question—to recognize, resolve, and heal personal and family problems using principles from theories of attachment and intersubjectivity. Beginning with an overview of attachment and intersubjectivity—the twin theories from which he forms his treatment plan—Hughes carefully outlines, chapter by chapter, the core principles and strategies of his family-based approach. He elaborates on the need to develop and maintain PACE (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy)—the central therapeutic stance of attachment-focused family therapy—and supplies tips and sample dialogues for implementing this position. The importance of fostering affective/reflective (a/r) dialogue is covered in detail, as well as helping families to manage shame, understand and embrace the break-and-repair cycle of their interactions, and explore and resolve childhood trauma. Also discussed are the more procedural issues of how to incorporate parents into therapeutic conversations, when and how to question them on their own attachment histories, and how to “be” with children. Grounded in the fundamental principle of parents facilitating the healthy emotional development of their children, Attachment-Focused Family Therapy is the first book of its kind to offer therapists a complete manual for using attachment therapy with families. Extensive case studies, vignettes, and sample dialogues throughout clearly demonstrate how Hughes’s model plays out in the therapy room. By showing therapists how to create a bond of psychological safety and intersubjective discovery with parents and caregivers, Hughes reveals how they, in turn, can bring about similar experiences of safety and discovery for their children.
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Attachment focused Family Therapy Workbook

Attachment focused Family Therapy Workbook

Attachment theory, while a hot topic in psychotherapy, has primarily been limited to the treatment of individuals.

Author: Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0393706494

Category: Psychology

Page: 253

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Daniel A. Hughes, a leading practitioner in his field, specializes in an attachment-oriented approach to family therapy. Applying his model to children and families with a range of psychological problems, this book distills just the clinical strategies, offering practitioners a host of practical exercises and interventions on the core skills of his treatment program. An accompanying DVD demonstrates Hughes putting these strategies to work in a therapy session, revealing the undeniable power of attachment-focused family therapy to create a safe psychological space for families to repair attachment breaks and build the foundation for a healthier future.
Categories: Psychology

Attachment Processes in Couple and Family Therapy

Attachment Processes in Couple and Family Therapy

Offering fresh and provocative insights on the practice of couple and family therapy, this unique volume shows how attachment theory can inform, enhance, and guide interventions for a wide range of relationship problems and clinical issues.

Author: Susan M. Johnson

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1572308737

Category: Psychology

Page: 411

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Offering fresh and provocative insights on the practice of couple and family therapy, this unique volume shows how attachment theory can inform, enhance, and guide interventions for a wide range of relationship problems and clinical issues. Chapters from leading attachment researchers and family therapists integrate the literature from both fields to provide a multifaceted perspective on the role of attachment in distressed and satisfying relationships. Illustrated with evocative clinical material, the book presents research-based therapy models for embattled couples, families struggling with parent-child conflict and adolescent problems, and adoptive and foster families. Also discussed are ways to support stronger mother-infant attachment attachment-oriented interventions for couples facing specific clinical problems, including depression, PTSD, and chronic pain applications for same-sex couples and much more.
Categories: Psychology

Attachment Processes in Couple and Family Therapy

Attachment Processes in Couple and Family Therapy

With contributions from leading clinicians and researchers, this book presents couple and family therapy models that use attachment theory as the basis for new clinical understandings.

Author: Susan M. Johnson

Publisher: Guilford Publication

ISBN: 1593852924

Category: Psychology

Page: 411

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Offering fresh and provocative insights on the practice of couple and family therapy, this unique volume shows how attachment theory can inform, enhance, and guide interventions for a wide range of relationship problems and clinical issues. Chapters from leading attachment researchers and family therapists integrate the literature from both fields to provide a multifaceted perspective on the role of attachment in distressed and satisfying relationships. Illustrated with evocative clinical material, the book presents research-based therapy models for embattled couples, families struggling with parent-child conflict and adolescent problems, and adoptive and foster families. Also discussed are ways to support stronger mother-infant attachment attachment-oriented interventions for couples facing specific clinical problems, including depression, PTSD, and chronic pain applications for same-sex couples and much more.
Categories: Psychology

Integrative Team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children Family Therapy and EMDR

Integrative Team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children  Family Therapy and EMDR

This book provides understanding, validation, and solutions for these caregivers. In it, the authors explain their innovative model of "team" treatment that includes an EMDR therapist and a family therapist.

Author: Debra Wesselmann

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393708189

Category: Psychology

Page: 297

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A practical guide to treating children suffering from early attachment trauma. Loss of a parent, separations, abuse, neglect, or a history of a difficult foster or orphanage experience can lead to profound emotional dysregulation and mistrust in children. Working with these children—many of whom have experienced multiple traumas and losses—can feel overwhelming. Clinicians must navigate complex case management decisions and referrals, address the needs of parents and schools, not to mention ameliorate the traumatic memories and severe behaviors that present in the kids. But by working as a collaborative team, EMDR and family therapists can, together, strengthen the parent-child attachment bond and help to mend the early experiences that drive the child’s behavior. This book, and its accompanying Parent Manual, are intended to serve as clear and practical treatment guides, presenting the philosophy and step-by-step protocols behind the Integrative Team Treatment approach, so both the family system issues and the child’s traumatic past are effectively addressed. You need not be a center specializing in attachment trauma to implement this team model, nor must members of the team practice at the same location. With at least one fully-trained EMDR practitioners as part of the two-person team, any clinician can pair with another to implement this treatment approach, and heal children suffering from attachment trauma.
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Understanding Adult Attachment in Family Relationships

Understanding Adult Attachment in Family Relationships

Adult attachment style is a key framework for understanding problems in human relationships. This practical book introduces and explains an easily accessible assessment tool for adult attachment style, the Attachment Style Interview (ASI).

Author: Antonia Bifulco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415594325

Category: Psychology

Page: 334

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"This practical book introduces and explains an easily accessible assessment tool for adult attachment style, the Attachment Style Interview (ASI). Based on extensive research study, it discusses appropriate interventions and case assessments that can be made to help families in need. Simpler than the Adult Attachment Interview, which requires expert administration, the ASI is an invaluable and evidence-based resource and is particularly useful for multi-agency practitioners working with children and families, including those in adoption and fostering, child safeguarding and therapeutic services. Presenting clear and concise descriptions of the measure and summaries of the attachment models developed, it provides discussions of its relevance for different practice contexts. This text uses a range of worked case studies to illustrate its principles and applications. It details attachment issues in different relationship domains to cover areas of risk and resilience relevant for practice such as: adult depression and anxiety and stress models, partner difficulties including domestic violence, childhood neglect and abuse as a source of attachment problems, parenting and intergenerational transmission of risk, resilience factors, interventions, service application and use in family therapy. Understanding Adult Attachment in Family Relationships provides an important reference for all practitioners working with children, adolescents and families, especially those undertaking further study"--Provided by publisher.
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EBOOK Attachment Narrative Therapy

EBOOK  Attachment Narrative Therapy

This book sets out a framework for practice – Attachment Narrative Therapy – that provides a new approach to working with families, couples and individuals.

Author: Rudi Dallos

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335224692

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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What are some of the central connections between narrative, systemic and attachment therapies?How do early emotional experiences in families shape our narratives about ourselves and our families? In what ways do family attachments shape our narrative abilities, such as being able to reflect on and integrate our experiences? This book sets out a framework for practice – Attachment Narrative Therapy – that provides a new approach to working with families, couples and individuals. This is not offered as a prescriptive model but as an aid and guide to practice that draws aspects of narrative and attachment therapy into systemic work. The synthesis of these ideas offers clinicians a new integrative way to approach their practice – one in which the three approaches are used to create a greater whole than their constituent parts. The book includes:Clinical examples Personal reflectionsFrameworks for clinical practiceTherapeutic guides that include details of the application of core techniquesExtensive reading guides that offer connections to related theory and practiceAttachment Narrative Therapy is essential reading for a wide variety of therapists and counsellors along with researchers and trainers in those fields. It also provides insight into good practice for health and social welfare professionals in the area of family and child welfare.
Categories: Psychology

Therapist Attachment Styles and Therapeutic Alliance in Family Therapy

Therapist Attachment Styles and Therapeutic Alliance in Family Therapy

These are patterns of expectations, needs, emotions and social behaviour, learn from our history of attachment experiences with our caregivers (Fraley and Shaver in Mikulincer and Shaver, 2007).

Author: Yusmarhaini Yusof

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:855691860

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There is some evidence from individual psychotherapy that the ability to build therapeutic alliances with clients may be related to the therapist's adult attachment style. These are patterns of expectations, needs, emotions and social behaviour, learn from our history of attachment experiences with our caregivers (Fraley and Shaver in Mikulincer and Shaver, 2007). There are no published empirical studies of the association between therapist's attachment style and therapeutic alliance in family therapy. Aim The overall aim was to investigate family therapist's attachment styles and explore the association between the therapist's attachment style and therapeutic alliance in family therapy. Method Participants were registered UKCP family therapists. The research comprised three linked studies. Study 1 was a survey using two different self-report attachment measures, the Relationship Questionnaire (Bartholomew and Horowitz, 1991) and the Experiences in Close Relationships questionnaire (Brennan et al., 1998) to examine the variety of therapists' attachment styles; Study 2 sought to examine therapists' and families' perceptions of the therapeutic alliance using the System for Observing Family Therapy (SOFTA, Friedlander et al., 2006) and to examine their association with the therapists' attachment styles; and Study 3 explored therapists' (of different attachment styles) views on alliance and their therapeutic work using semi-structured interviews. Quantitative data derived from the survey of therapists' attachment styles (Study 1) and the survey of therapists' difficulties with Study 2 were analysed using descriptive, and where possible, inferential statistics. Open ended questions for Study 2 were analysed thematically. Digital recordings of the interviews with therapists (Study 3) were analysed using Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (Smith, 1999) and a template analysis based on a conceptual model of the therapeutic alliance in family therapy, the System for Observing the Therapeutic Alliance (SOFTA, Friedlander et al., 2006). In addition, observational field notes and self- reflections on the interview process were analysed using the method of Interpretative Observational Analysis (Dallos and Vetere, 2005). Results Study 1 showed that therapists (N=82) tended to self-report as having a 'secure' attachment style (74.4%) when assessed using the RQ, a more obvious measure. However, only just over a quarter of them were assessed as having a 'secure' attachment style on the, less transparent, ECR measure. Attachment style, as measured by the ECR, was not associated with therapists' prior profession, 3. gender and preference for a model of therapy. The attempt to investigate the association between therapists' attachment styles and family members' and therapist's perceptions of the therapeutic alliance in family therapy (Study 2) was unsuccessful. In a follow up questionnaire, therapists (N = 13) who had agreed to participate reported that they were unable to carry this through for a number of reasons. These explanations included a feeling that they were overloaded with new paperwork, that they had no time beyond their regular work, and that they had no suitable new cases. The 'failure' of Study 2 showed the difficulty of engaging practitioners in research on their practice. The interviews with therapists (Study 3) showed differences between the 'secure' and 'insecure' therapists (N=13) in alliance building according to their attachment styles. The 'secure' therapists were able to be more reflexive and used richer explanations to guide their therapeutic work than their 'insecure' counterparts. In two cases there was a discrepancy between the therapists self- reported assessments of themselves as 'secure' and their interview presentations. Discussion and Conclusions It is assumed in the literature that effective family therapy requires a 'secure' base/strong therapeutic alliance and that family therapists should have a 'secure' adult attachment style. However this study indicates: 1. On what is probably the more reliable measure, the ECR, around three- quarters of family therapists in this study appeared to have 'insecure' attachment styles. 2. There are differences between participating 'secure' and 'insecure' family therapists in their accounts of therapeutic alliance in family therapy, suggesting that participating 'insecure' therapists have difficulty in some of the key elements of therapeutic alliance building. Nonetheless, this research cannot say for certain whether therapists' attachment styles influenced the formation of therapeutic alliance because this part of the study was unsuccessful. Consequently, it would be desirable to make another attempt to investigate the possible association and to explore whether it was associated with the outcomes of therapy. 4. Given that it would appear that a high proportion of family therapists in this study manifested 'insecure' attachment styles and may have unresolved attachment issues arising from family of origin experiences, personal development/therapy for family therapists would seem to be desirable, both as part of training and subsequently.
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Attachment Theory in Practice

Attachment Theory in Practice

The volume shows how EFT aligns perfectly with attachment theory as it provides proven techniques for treating anxiety, depression, and relationship problems.

Author: Susan M. Johnson

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462538249

Category: Medical

Page: 276

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Drawing on cutting-edge research on adult attachment--and providing an innovative roadmap for clinical practice--Susan M. Johnson argues that psychotherapy is most effective when it focuses on the healing power of emotional connection. The primary developer of emotionally focused therapy (EFT) for couples, Johnson now extends her attachment-based approach to individuals and families. The volume shows how EFT aligns perfectly with attachment theory as it provides proven techniques for treating anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. Each modality (individual, couple, and family therapy) is covered in paired chapters that respectively introduce key concepts and present an in-depth case example. Special features include instructive end-of-chapter exercises and reflection questions.
Categories: Medical

Attachment Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents

Attachment Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents

This text shows how to design a treatment manual and adherence measure for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT) for adolescent depression and presents data and results on the treatment's efficacy.

Author: Guy S. Diamond

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 1433815672

Category: Psychology

Page: 282

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This text shows how to design a treatment manual and adherence measure for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT) for adolescent depression and presents data and results on the treatment's efficacy.
Categories: Psychology

Attachment and Family Systems

Attachment and Family Systems

In this enlightening work, leading thinkers in the field apply attachment theory within a systemic framework to a variety of life cycle transitional tasks and clinical issues.

Author: Phyllis Erdman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134946617

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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IAttachment and Family Systems is a cogent and compelling text addressing the undeniable overlap between two systems of thought that deal with the nature of interpersonal relationships and how these impact functioning. In this enlightening work, leading thinkers in the field apply attachment theory within a systemic framework to a variety of life cycle transitional tasks and clinical issues.
Categories: Psychology

Attachment focused Family Play Therapy

Attachment focused Family Play Therapy

The book also provides clinical examples and guidance on the ethical decision-making needed to effectively implement attachment work and facilitate positive change.

Author: M. Catherine Spooner

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138935859

Category: Arts

Page: 240

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"Attachment-Focused Family Play Therapy presents an essential roadmap for therapists working with traumatized youth. Written in an accessible style, Attachment-Focused Family Play Therapy is an important resource for mental health professionals who work with traumatized children, adolescents, and adults"--
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Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors

This book provides a theoretical framework and a practical model of intervention for distressed couples whose relationships are affected by the echoes of trauma.

Author: Susan M. Johnson

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781462504350

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

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This book provides a theoretical framework and an innovative model of intervention for distressed couples whose relationships are affected by the echoes of trauma. Combining attachment theory, trauma research, and emotionally focused therapeutic techniques, Susan M. Johnson guides the clinician in modifying the interactional patterns that maintain traumatic stress and fostering positive, healing relationships among survivors and their partners. In-depth case material brings to life the process of assessment and treatment with couples coping with the impact of different kinds of trauma, including childhood abuse, serious illness, and combat experiences. The concluding chapter features valuable advice on therapist self-care.
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Origins and Originality in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice

Origins and Originality in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice

The founding volume of the European Family Therapy Association book series presents new ideas confirming the crucial importance of systemic family therapy for family practice.

Author: Maria Borcsa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319390611

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

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The founding volume of the European Family Therapy Association book series presents new ideas confirming the crucial importance of systemic family therapy for family practice. Spanning paradigms, models, concepts, applications, and implications for families as they develop, experts in the field demonstrate the translatability of session insights into real-world contexts, bolstering therapeutic gains outside the treatment setting. Chapters emphasize the potential for systemic family therapy as integrative across theories, healing disciplines, modes of treatment, while contributors’ personal perspectives provide unique takes on the therapist’s role. Together, these papers promote best practices not only for therapy, but also research and training as professionals delve deeper into understanding the complexity and diversity of families and family systems. “div>Included in the coverage:• The story of an encounter: the systemic approach at the heart of innovative clinical practice. • Steps to an ultramodern family therapy.• From networks to resonance: the life journey of a family therapist.• How to give a voice to children in family therapy.• Systemic theory and narratives of attachment: integration, formulation, and development over time.• Virtual relations and globalized families: the Genogram 4.0 interview. Origins and Originality in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice offers practitioners and other professionals particularly interested in family therapy practice timely, ethical tools for enhancing their work./div
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Emotionally Focused Family Therapy

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy

In S. M. Johnson and V. E. Whiffen (Eds.), Attachment processes in couple and family therapy (pp. 144–164). New York: Guilford Press.

Author: James L. Furrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317364726

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Emotionally Focused Family Therapy is the definitive manual for applying the effectiveness of emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to the complexities of family life. The book sets out a theoretical framework for mental health professionals to enhance their conceptualization of family dynamics, considering a broad range of presenting problems and family groups. The first section applies EFT theory and principles to the practice of family therapy. The second section explicates the process of EFT and examines the interventions associated with the EFT approach to families. In the final section, the authors provide case examples of emotionally focused family therapy (EFFT) practice, with chapters on traumatic loss, stepfamilies, externalizing disorders, and internalizing disorders. Integrating up-to-date research with clinical transcripts and case examples throughout, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy is a must-read for therapists looking to promote the development and renewal of family relationships using the principles of EFT.
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Family Therapy

Family Therapy

John Bowlby (1969, 1973, 1980, 1988), in addition to being one ofthe first family therapists in the UK, was the founding father of attachment theory, ...

Author: Alan Carr

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118384275

Category: Psychology

Page: 552

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Now in its third edition, this highly regarded and well-establishedtextbook includes up-to-date coverage of recent advances in familytherapy practice and reviews of latest research, whilst retainingthe popular structure and chapter features of previous editions. Presents a unique, integrative approach to the theory andpractice of family therapy Distinctive style addresses family behaviour patterns, familybelief systems and narratives, and broader contextual factors inproblem formation and resolution Shows how the model can be applied to address issues ofchildhood and adolescence (e.g. conduct problems, drug abuse) andof adulthood (e.g. marital distress, anxiety, depression) Student-friendly features: chapters begin with a chapter planand conclude with a summary of key points; theoretical chaptersinclude a glossary of new terms; case studies and further readingsuggestions are included throughout
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Attachment

Attachment

The book's insightful analysis, remarkable case studies, and groundbreaking research make it essential reading for any clinician or scholar interested in perceptions of love and attachment.

Author: Phyllis Erdman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136979330

Category: Psychology

Page: 346

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Attachment: Expanding the Cultural Connections is an exciting exploration of the latest trends in the theory and application of attachment within cross-cultural settings. The book's insightful analysis, remarkable case studies, and groundbreaking research make it essential reading for any clinician or scholar interested in perceptions of love and attachment.
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Handbook of Attachment Based Interventions

Handbook of Attachment Based Interventions

The first volume to showcase science-based interventions that have been demonstrated effective in promoting attachment security, this is a vital reference and clinical guide for practitioners.

Author: Howard Steele

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462541102

Category: Medical

Page: 526

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The first volume to showcase science-based interventions that have been demonstrated effective in promoting attachment security, this is a vital reference and clinical guide for practitioners. With a major focus on strengthening caregiving relationships in early childhood, the Handbook also includes interventions for school-age children; at-risk adolescents; and couples, with an emphasis on father involvement in parenting. A consistent theme is working with children and parents who have been exposed to trauma and other adverse circumstances. Leading authorities describe how their respective approaches are informed by attachment theory and research, how sessions are structured and conducted, special techniques used (such as video feedback), the empirical evidence base for the approach, and training requirements. Many chapters include illustrative case material.
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An Introduction To Family Therapy

An Introduction To Family Therapy

Lists of key texts and diagrams, suggested reading organized by topic, and practical examples and exercises are also used in order to encourage the reader to explore and experiment with the ideas in their own practice. --

Author: Dallos, Rudi

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335238019

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

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Lists of key texts and diagrams, suggested reading organized by topic, and practical examples and exercises are also used in order to encourage the reader to explore and experiment with the ideas in their own practice. --
Categories: Psychology