The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Theory provides a broadly based introduction to attachment theory and associated areas, written in an accessible style by experts from around the world. The book covers the basic theories of attachment and discusses the similarities and differences of the two predominant schools of attachment theory.
The book provides an overview of current developments in attachment theory, explaining why it is important not only to understanding infant and early child development but also to adult personality and the care we provide to our children. The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Theory provides detailed descriptions of the leading schools of attachment theory as well as discussions of this potentially confusing and contentious area, and includes a chapter on the neuropsychological basis of attachment. The book also examines other domains and diagnoses that can be confused with issues of attachment and assesses contexts when different approaches may be more suitable.
Providing a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the theories of attachment, The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Theory is an indispensable guide for professionals working with children and families in community and court-based settings, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers, clinicians in training and students.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 188
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm
"For clinicians, the chapters by Margaret deJong and Cornelia Gutjahr are likely to be very helpful, especially for those working in the fields of maltreatment, looked after and adopted children, and are helpful for setting attachment theory in a broader context of the other issues that we know may present in complex formulations highlighting that attachment, whilst terribly important, is not the only show in town, even within these high-risk groups."- Matt Woolgar, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and National Academy of Parenting Research, ACAMH, November 2014