Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health: A guide to by Adam N. Danquah, Katherine Berry

By Adam N. Danquah, Katherine Berry

In the fifty years considering the fact that its inception, John Bowlby’s attachment thought has been powerfully influential on developmental psychology and, extra lately, psychological overall healthiness. Bringing jointly the event of a various variety of psychological wellbeing and fitness practitioners and researchers who often use attachment thought of their personal paintings, Attachment conception in grownup psychological Health offers a consultant to utilizing attachment thought in daily practice.

Adam N. Danquah and Katherine Berry present a wide-ranging and useful method of the subject including stories on scientific perform, the availability of psychological well-being prone and accommodating intercultural perspectives. part One covers the fundamentals of attachment conception and perform. Section Two offers scientific difficulties and displays together with, between others, the therapy of melancholy, anxiousness problems, psychosis, character ailment and consuming issues. Section Three addresses the wishes of particular populations, discussing the impression of sociocultural elements like gender, ethnicity and age. ultimately, Section Four examines the organization and the practitioner, together with utilizing the speculation to organise prone and the way person therapists can combine their very own attachment histories into their approach.

Including the main updated theories and perform within the box, Attachment conception in grownup psychological health and wellbeing is excellent for psychologists and mental therapists, counsellors, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, social staff and psychological wellbeing and fitness carrier managers and commissioners.

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Greenberg, D. Cicchetti and E. M. Cummings (eds), Attachment During the Preschool Years: Theory, research and intervention, pp. 121–60. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. , Kaplan, N. and Cassidy, J. (1985). Security in infancy, childhood, and adulthood: A move to the level of representation. In I. Bretherton and E. Waters (eds), Growing Points of Attachment Theory and Research. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development 50, 66–104. Chicago: Chicago University Press. Obegi, J.

He describes an ‘attachment loss’ model of depression, arguing that disruptions in attachment and af¿liative relationships are key to the development of shame, which is itself at the root not only of depression but of other mental health problems as well. He also suggests that cultivating attachment and af¿liative relationships is fundamental to the treatment of shame and depression. Finally, he describes speci¿c intervention strategies for encouraging clients’ capacity for self-compassion. Gail Myhr, writing from a cognitive-behavioural perspective, focuses on using attachment theory to inform our thinking about anxiety disorders and their treatment.

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