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By Susanne Bennett, Judith Kay Nelson

As John Bowlby’s experiences of human attachment revolutionized developmental psychology within the Sixties, grownup attachment ideas have equally reworked social paintings lately, resulting in a iteration of leading edge attachment-based medical perform. grownup Attachment in medical Social paintings highlights social work’s contributions to attachment conception and learn and the opportunity of those contributions to augment medical perform, tell social coverage, and extra empirical investigations.

Designed for readers new to grownup attachment, in addition to these conversant in it, this ebook examines the present nation of the sector, reviewing overview measures and study tools, summarizing new findings and ongoing controversies, and clarifying phrases towards a typical language. medical purposes in person, relations, and workforce contexts are featured, with case examples from a number of populations and settings demonstrating the sensible application of the idea and its software to cross-cultural therapy. Later chapters circulation past discrete situations to attachment concerns that effect society as a complete (e.g., adoption, elder care) and coaching concerns that impact destiny generations of clinicians. one of the themes covered:

•Separation, loss, and grief in adults •The influence of neurobiology on impact law •Applications of attachment innovations to interventions with at-risk households of childrens, youth, and elder adults •Clinical ways for hard-to-reach person consumers and adults in team settings •The functionality of attachment in either familial caregiving •Policy implications of grownup attachment proper to kin renovation

Adult Attachment in scientific Social Work is a vital textual content, breaking new flooring within the attachment literature with instant relevance for pros and students in scientific social paintings and similar psychological future health professions.

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L. (2009). Adult psychotherapy from the perspectives of attachment theory and psychoanalysis. In J. H. Obegi & E. ), Attachment theory and research in clinical work with adults (pp. 351–378). New York: Guilford. Evans, P. (1977). A visit with John Bowlby. APA Monitor, 6–7. Freud, S. (1894). The neuro-psychoses of defence (The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud, Vol. 3, pp. 43–61). London: Hogarth. Translated from the German by J. , 1953. , & Main, M. (1996). ).

Bowlby graciously read the manuscript and was supportive and encouraging of my interest and effort to tackle attachment-based therapy for adults. Another memorable exchange with Bowlby, which took place several years later, illustrates the core of his thinking about the relevance of real life experiences for development. While staying in my home in Los Angeles for a conference, Bowlby read the draft of my paper on “detachment” and attachment (Sable, 1983). He singled out and stressed the significance of a session where my client, Kelly, had asked me if I had been trying to help her understand that her fears and problems were the result of how she had been treated in her family.

Patterns of attachment: Assessed in the strange situation and at home. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Belsky, J. (2005). Attachment theory and research in ecological perspective: Insights from the Pennsylvania infant and family development project and the NICHD study of early child care. In K. E. Grossmann, K. Grossmann, & E. ), Attachment from infancy to childhood: The major longitudinal studies (pp. 71–97). New York: Guilford. Berman, W. , & Sperling, M. B. (1994). The structure and function of adult attachment.

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