Attachment in Therapeutic Practice

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Author: Jeremy Holmes, Arietta Slade

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

Published: 05/12/2017

ISBN: 9781473953291

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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