Attachment in Therapeutic Practice

Author: Jeremy Holmes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781526424570
Release Date: 2017-11-25
Genre: Social Science

This is a concise, accessible introduction to the basic principles of attachment theory, and their application to therapeutic practice. Bringing together 70 years’ of theory and research, its expert authors provide a much-needed user-friendly guide to attachment-informed psychotherapy. The book covers: The history, research base, and key figures and concepts of attachment theory The key concepts of attachment theory, and their implications for practice Neuroscience implications of attachment and its therapeutic relevance The parallels and differences between parent-child attachment and the therapeutic relationship The application of attachment in adult individual psychotherapy across a number of settings, also to couples and families The applications of attachment to working with complex disorders The applications of attachment in child psychotherapy

Attachment in Therapeutic Practice

Author: Jeremy Holmes
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 1473953294
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Attachment behavior

This is a concise, accessible introduction to the basic principles of attachment theory, and their application to therapeutic practice. Bringing together 70 years’ of theory and research, its expert authors provide a much-needed user-friendly guide to attachment-informed psychotherapy. The book covers: The history, research base, and key figures and concepts of attachment theory The key concepts of attachment theory, and their implications for practice Neuroscience implications of attachment and its therapeutic relevance The parallels and differences between parent-child attachment and the therapeutic relationship The application of attachment in adult individual psychotherapy across a number of settings, also to couples and families The applications of attachment to working with complex disorders The applications of attachment in child psychotherapy

Attachment in Therapeutic Practice

Author: Jeremy Holmes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781526424594
Release Date: 2017-11-13
Genre: Social Science

This is a concise, accessible introduction to the basic principles of attachment theory, and their application to therapeutic practice. Bringing together 70 years’ of theory and research, its expert authors provide a much-needed user-friendly guide to attachment-informed psychotherapy. The book covers: The history, research base, and key figures and concepts of attachment theory The key concepts of attachment theory, and their implications for practice Neuroscience implications of attachment and its therapeutic relevance The parallels and differences between parent-child attachment and the therapeutic relationship The application of attachment in adult individual psychotherapy across a number of settings, also to couples and families The applications of attachment to working with complex disorders The applications of attachment in child psychotherapy

Attachment to Pets

Author: Henri Julius
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
ISBN: 9781613344422
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Psychology

The biological and psychological basis of pet therapy / animal-assisted therapy and what this means for practice “A comprehensive, scientific foundation for human-animal therapy.” (Judith Solomon) In recent years, the ancient symbiosis between humans and their pets has entered a new phase, marked by the burgeoning clinical specialty of human-animal therapy. This approach uses the relationship between humans and their (mainly) mammalian pets to support the growth of emotion regulation, social skills, and mental health in children, adolescents, and adults. But how are humans and animals able to develop close bonds at all? What makes it possible for animals to have a therapeutic effect on humans? And how can we best use this understanding in animal-assisted therapy? In this unique book, a team of expert biologists and psychologists integrate and combine sophisticated biological and psychological knowledge to answer these questions. Together they have created a comprehensive, scientific foundation for human-animal therapy, a foundation that will facilitate the development, implementation, and evaluation of effective new interventions.

The Attachment Therapy Companion Key Practices for Treating Children Families

Author: Arthur Becker-Weidman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393708004
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Psychology

An all-in-one professional practice guide. Here in a single accessible guide, is a comprehensive go-to resource on the foundational principles and treatment guidelines for doing attachment therapy. Based on the work of the Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh), a leading organization on attachment in child development, it provides all the nuts and bolts a clinician needs to be familiar with to provide effective, informed, attachment-focused treatment to children and families. • A synopsis of attachment theory and styles • Core principles of attachment-focused therapy (synchrony, attunement, reciprocity, repair, regulation, and more) • Core concepts of trauma and trauma-focused therapy (resistance, therapeutic, and building a coherent narrative) • Intake and assessment methods • Differential diagnosis • Best practice standards and interventions • PTSD and other comorbidities • Treatment planning and behavior management • Vicarious trauma Complex trauma and developmental trauma disorder are also covered in depth, as well as up-to-date information on how brain science has changed our understanding of relationships and developmental functioning, and, in turn, phases of treatment and intervention options.

Treating Attachment Disorders

Author: Karl Heinz Brisch
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781462504831
Release Date: 2012-04-03
Genre: Psychology

Organized around extended case illustrations—and grounded in cutting-edge theory and research—this highly regarded book shows how an attachment perspective can inform psychotherapeutic practice with patients of all ages. Karl Heinz Brisch explores the links between early experiences of separation, loss, and trauma and a range of psychological, behavioral, and psychosomatic problems. He demonstrates the basic techniques of attachment-based assessment and intervention, emphasizing the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. With a primary focus on treating infants and young children and their caregivers, the book discusses applications of attachment-based psychotherapy over the entire life course. New to This Edition*Incorporates advances in research on neurobiology, genetics, and psychotraumatology.*Expanded with a section on inpatient treatment for traumatized children, including in-depth cases.*Describes two promising prevention programs for expectant couples, families, and young children.*The latest knowledge on disorganized attachment, attachment disorders, and assessments.

Attachment Intimacy Autonomy

Author: Jeremy Holmes
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781568218724
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Psychology

Jeremy Holmes explores the contribution of attachment theory to everyday clinical psychotherapeutic practice. Attachment theory provides an overall framework for thinking about relationships, or, more accurately, about those aspects of relationships that are shaped by threat and the need for security, themes that are centrally relevant to the work of psychotherapy. There is a growing feeling in the psychological sciences of the need for a new paradigm which can synthesise the best ideas from psychoanalysis, cognitive science and neurobiology into a more coherent whole. Attachment theory is on the leading edge of the search for such a conceptual revolution. With its emphasis on relationships, attachment theory is determinedly humanistic, while retaining the scientific vigour of Darwinian ethology.

Attachment in Psychotherapy

Author: David J. Wallin
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462522712
Release Date: 2015-04-27
Genre: Psychology

This eloquent book translates attachment theory and research into an innovative framework that grounds adult psychotherapy in the facts of childhood development. Advancing a model of treatment as transformation through relationship, the author integrates attachment theory with neuroscience, trauma studies, relational psychotherapy, and the psychology of mindfulness. Vivid case material illustrates how therapists can tailor interventions to fit the attachment needs of their patients, thus helping them to generate the internalized secure base for which their early relationships provided no foundation. Demonstrating the clinical uses of a focus on nonverbal interaction, the book describes powerful techniques for working with the emotional responses and bodily experiences of patient and therapist alike.

Attachment Theory in Clinical Work with Children

Author: David Oppenheim
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781609184827
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Genre: Psychology

Attachment research has tremendous potential for helping clinicians understand what happens when parent–child bonds are disrupted, and what can be done to help. Yet there remains a large gap between theory and practice in this area. This book reviews what is known about attachment and translates it into practical guidelines for therapeutic work. Leading scientist-practitioners present innovative strategies for assessing and intervening in parent–child relationship problems; helping young children recover from maltreatment or trauma; and promoting healthy development in adoptive and foster families. Detailed case material in every chapter illustrates the applications of research-based concepts and tools in real-world clinical practice.

Attachment Processes in Couple and Family Therapy

Author: Susan M. Johnson
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1572308737
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Psychology

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.

Attachment Theory and Research in Clinical Work with Adults

Author: Joseph H. Obegi
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606239285
Release Date: 2010-06-09
Genre: Psychology

Written with the practicing psychotherapist in mind, this invaluable book presents cutting-edge knowledge on adult attachment and explores the implications for day-to-day clinical practice. Leading experts illustrate how theory and research in this dynamic area can inform assessment, case formulation, and clinical decision making. The book puts such concepts as the secure base, mentalization, and attachment styles in a new light by focusing on their utility for understanding the therapeutic relationship and processes of change. It offers recommendations for incorporating attachment ideas and tools into specific treatment approaches, with separate chapters on psychoanalytic, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and emotionally focused therapies.

The Search for the Secure Base

Author: Jeremy Holmes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317710998
Release Date: 2014-07-16
Genre: Psychology

In recent decades, attachment theory has gained widespread interest and acceptance, although the relevance of attachment theory to clinical practice has never been clear. The Search for the Secure Base shows how attachment theory can be used therapeutically. Jeremy Holmes introduces an exciting new attachment paradigm in psychotherapy with adults, describing the principles and practice of attachment-informed therapy in a way that will be useful to beginners and experienced therapists alike. Illustrated with a wide range of clinical examples, this book will be welcomed by practitioners and trainees in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and in many other disciplines.

Therapeutic Residential Care for Children and Young People

Author: Patrick Tomlinson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857005383
Release Date: 2011-09-15
Genre: Psychology

Children and young people in care who have been traumatized need a therapeutic environment where they can heal and which meets their emotional and developmental needs. This book provides a model of care for traumatized children and young people, based on theory and practice experience pioneered at the Lighthouse Foundation, Australia. The authors explain the impact of trauma on child development, drawing on psychodynamic, attachment and neurobiological trauma theories. The practical aspects of undertaking therapeutic care are then outlined, covering everything from forming therapeutic relationships to the importance of the home environment and daily routines. The book considers the totality of the child's experience at the individual, group, organization and community levels and argues that attention to all of these is essential if the child is to achieve wellness. Case material from both children and carers are used throughout to illustrate both the impact of trauma and how children have been helped to recovery through therapeutic care. This book will provide anyone caring for traumatized children and young people in a residential setting with both the understanding and the practical knowledge to help children recover. It will be essential reading for managers and decision-makers responsible for looked after children, child care workers such as residential and foster carers, youth workers, social workers, mental health workers and child welfare academics.

Sex Sexuality and Therapeutic Practice

Author: Catherine Butler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135190637
Release Date: 2009-10-26
Genre: Psychology

This evidence based manual examines issues of sexuality in a positive and affirming light and considers how sexuality-related issues can be introduced into therapy and training. It will support the practicing therapist as well as those in training.

Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health

Author: Adam N. Danquah
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134675319
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Psychology

In the fifty years since its inception, John Bowlby’s attachment theory has been powerfully influential on developmental psychology and, more recently, mental health. Bringing together the experience of a diverse range of mental health practitioners and researchers who routinely use attachment theory in their own work, Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health provides a guide to using attachment theory in everyday practice. Adam N. Danquah and Katherine Berry present a wide-ranging and practical approach to the topic which includes studies on clinical practice, the provision of mental health services and accommodating intercultural perspectives. Section One covers the basics of attachment theory and practice. Section Two presents clinical problems and presentations including, among others, the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, personality disorder and eating disorders. Section Three addresses the needs of specific populations, discussing the influence of sociocultural factors like gender, ethnicity and age. Finally, Section Four examines the organisation and the practitioner, including using the theory to organise services and how individual therapists can integrate their own attachment histories into their approach. Including the most up-to-date theories and practice in the field, Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health is ideal for psychologists and psychological therapists, counsellors, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, social workers and mental health service managers and commissioners.