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Title: Attachment and Dynamic Practice
ISBN: 9780231133913
Format: BC

Authors: Jerrold R. Brandell Shoshana Ringel
Pub. Date: 20071009
Publisher: Wiley University
RRP: $61.95
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Contemporary attachment theory both enriches our understanding of human development and informs clinical practice. Examining the relational bonds between young children and their caregivers, it traces its origins to several scientific and social fields, most notably psychoanalysis, social work, behaviorism, ethology, evolutionary theory, and biology.

The first portion of this book examines attachment theory and its relationship to other psychodynamic theories of development and then discusses the landmark contributions of John Bowlby, the "father" of modern attachment theory. The section concludes with a detailed summary of research on attachment, highlighting the work of Mary Ainsworth, Mary Main, Allan Sroufe, and Peter Fonagy. The second portion focuses on clinical applications with children, adolescents, and adults. Brief vignettes and lengthier case illustrations consider a verity of attachment disorders and treatment approaches, paying special attention to clinical method and technique, process dimensions, and transference and countertransference phenomena. Cases are set in a range of treatment venues, such as college and family counseling service, community mental health centers, and private practice, and involve an ethnoculturally and clinically diverse clientele.

Title: Attachment
ISBN: 9780857422330
Format: BB

Authors: Florence Noiville
Pub. Date: 20150515
Publisher: Wiley University
RRP: $34.95
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When Anna discovers a long letter that her mother Marie wrote, Marie has been dead for some time, and Anna is shocked to learn that her mother disappeared with a secret. The letter is addressed to Marie’s first great love, a much older teacher who she describes as a great dinosaur. In this gripping novel by Florence Noiville, we follow along with Anna as she tries to unravel the mystery of her deceased mother’s past. She takes her questions to her family and to her mother’s friends: Did Marie send the letter? Was it received? Who was this man, and is he still alive? In a desperate search, she tries to piece together the clues.
            Attachment explores the obsessive relationship of love, observing both mother and daughter under its magnifying glass. Readers ultimately find Anna and Marie both seeking answers to the same question: What is there inside of us that makes us become so attached to someone we never should have approached? The novel also questions the link between love and writing, the stories that love inspires, and the way in which we construct and own the story of our lives.
Praise for the French edition
“With the discovery of the letters sent (or maybe not) to a lost lover, the reader finds him- or herself bewitched by the sweet melancholy of passing time through the strength and beauty of personal connections and the words used to describe them.”—La Vie
 
“This study of love—a vast and delicate subject—is told with grace. It resonates long after reading.”—Femina

Title: Attachment-Focused EMDR
ISBN: 9780393707458
Format: BB

Authors: Laurel Parnell
Pub. Date: 20131108
Publisher: Wiley University
RRP: $65.95
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Much has been written about trauma and neglect and the damage they do to the developing brain. But little has been written or researched about the potential to heal these attachment wounds and address the damage sustained from neglect or poor parenting in early childhood. This book presents a therapy that focuses on precisely these areas. Laurel Parnell, leader and innovator in the field of eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), offers us a way to embrace two often separate worlds of knowing: the science of early attachment relationships and the practice of healing within an EMDR framework. This beautifully written and clinically practical book combines attachment theory, one of the most dynamic theoretical areas in psychotherapy today, with EMDR to teach therapists a new way of healing clients with relational trauma and attachment deficits.

Readers will find science-based ideas about how our early relationships shape the way the mind and brain develop from our young years into our adult lives. Our connections with caregivers induce neural circuit firings that persist throughout our lives, shaping how we think, feel, remember, and behave. When we are lucky enough to have secure attachment experiences in which we feel seen, safe, soothed, and secure—the "four S's of attachment" that serve as the foundation for a healthy mind—these relational experiences stimulate the neuronal activation and growth of the integrative fibers of the brain.

EMDR is a powerful tool for catalyzing integration in an individual across several domains, including memory, narrative, state, and vertical and bilateral integration. In Laurel Parnell's attachment-based modifications of the EMDR approach, the structural foundations of this integrative framework are adapted to further catalyze integration for individuals who have experienced non-secure attachment and developmental trauma.

The book is divided into four parts. Part I lays the groundwork and outlines the five basic principles that guide and define the work. Part II provides information about attachment-repair resources available to clinicians. This section can be used by therapists who are not trained in EMDR. Part III teaches therapists how to use EMDR specifically with an attachment-repair orientation, including client preparation, target development, modifications of the standard EMDR protocol, desensitization, and using interweaves. Case material is used throughout. Part IV includes the presentation of three cases from different EMDR therapists who used attachment-focused EMDR with their clients. These cases illustrate what was discussed in the previous chapters and allow the reader to observe the theoretical concepts put into clinical practice—giving the history and background of the clients, actual EMDR sessions, attachment-repair interventions within these sessions and the rationale for them, and information about the effects of theinterventions and the course of treatment.


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.

Title: Attachment-Focused Parenting
ISBN: 9780393705553
Format: BB

Authors: Daniel A. Hughes
Pub. Date: 20100108
Publisher: Wiley University
RRP: $56.95
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An expert clinician brings attachment theory into the realm of parenting skills.

Attachment security and affect regulation have long been buzzwords in therapy circles, but rarely are they effectively applied to basic parenting skills. Here, a leading attachment specialist brings attachment work inside the therapy room to the outside, equipping caregivers with practical parenting techniques rooted in attachment theory and research.


Title: Attachment
ISBN: 9780393705263
Format: BB

Authors: Daniel A. Hughes
Pub. Date: 20100108
Publisher: Wiley University
RRP: $57.95
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Bringing ideas of attachment and intersubjectivity into the realm of family therapy.

Attachment theory, while a hot topic in psychotherapy, has primarily been limited to the treatment of individuals. Daniel A. Hughes, a leading practitioner in the field, equips clinicians with the knowledge and tools to apply ideas of attachment, intersubjectivity, and affect regulation in the context of family therapy.


Title: Attachment and Character Attachment
ISBN: 9780192898128
Format: BB

Authors: Editor, Oxford
Pub. Date: 20211021
Publisher: Oxford University Press
RRP: $121.95
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Title: Attachment in Intellectual and Developmental Disability
ISBN: 9781118938034
Format: BB

Authors: Helen K. Fletcher Andrea Flood Dougal Julian Hare
Pub. Date: 20160422
Publisher: Wiley University
RRP: $161.95
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Attachment in Intellectual and Developmental Disability: A Clinician’s Guide to Practice and Research is the first book to explore the clinical difficulties associated with attachment relationships in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Draws together knowledge from disparate sources in a definitive new resource for clinicians working in this area
  • A growing body of evidence-based approaches in this area are underpinned by attachment theory, including direct intervention and the use of attachment theory to understand interactions and relationships
  • Presents and integrates cutting-edge models and approaches that have previously been available only to specialists
  • Written by mainstream practitioners who are active in clinical work and research; focused on real-world applications, with illustrative case examples throughout


This book offers an array of yoga, mind-body and attachment-based skills for therapists to use with, and teach their clients. The skills are organised around key trauma issues and symptoms, such as how to introduce somatic work for safe and secure therapy, working with dissociation, understanding trauma triggers and developing boundaries.


An ideal text for teacher education and training and even teacher-parent workshops, this book applies laboratory findings from cognitive neuroscience to the practicalities of the classroom. Louis Cozolino equips teachers with the tools and skills they need to utilise the lessons of social neuroscience in the classroom and cultivate optimal learning.

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