NEW FROM BRISCH AT GUILFORD PRESS - Revised and Expanded!
Treating Attachment Disorders/ 2nd Edition
From Theory to Therapy
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.
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Anina van der Walt
a Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , Red Cross
Children's Hospital , Cape Town
Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
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- "An exceptionally rich account of how attachment theory may be used to guide treatment methods."--Michael Rutter, MD, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, United Kingdom
- "I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the application of attachment theory for any client group. There is something for everyone here and much to provoke thought and further discussion." -Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
- "A useful, unpretentious, and eminently readable book. The theory, research, and case material addressed in it are crucial to consider for those interested in reflective, honest, and effective clinical practice." -Psychologist-Psychoanalyst Newsletter
- "This second edition is an essential resource for clinicians, scholars, students, and all others seeking a fuller understanding of attachment disorders across the lifespan and how to treat them. Brisch wisely agrees with other leading authorities that ‘holding therapy’ is wrongheaded and irreconcilable with attachment theory. But how then should the serious emotional and behavioral troubles that typify the notion of attachment disorders be treated? For what is arguably the best and most comprehensive, research-based, and sensitive answer to date, read Brisch!"—Howard Steele, PhD, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Psychology, New School for Social Research
- "Brisch's outstanding integration of John Bowlby's theory of attachment and analytic practice is fascinating to read....Highly recommended. Upper-division graduates and above."—Choice Reviews
- "I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the application of attachment theory for any client group. There is something for everyone here and much to provoke thought and further discussion."—Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry (on the first edition)
- "A useful, unpretentious, and eminently readable book. The theory, research, and case material addressed in it are crucial to consider for those interested in reflective, honest, and effective clinical practice."—Psychologist-Psychoanalyst Newsletter (on the first edition)
- "This is a wonderful textbook for anyone treating children with attachment disorders, particularly if involved in individual psychotherapy."—Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (on the first edition)
- "The author presents a clear summary of the basic tenets of attachment theory and its theoretical and empirical development....It is then possible for the reader to engage in the author's case illustrations of how knowledge of attachment dynamics can usefully influence a diverse range of psychotherapeutic work....This book is essential for any professionals involved in the early development of infants and children."—Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic (on the first edition)
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