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Attachment and Dynamic Practice An Integrative Guide for Social Workers and Other Clinicians

ISBN-10: 023113391X

ISBN-13: 9780231133913

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jerrold R. Brandell, Shoshana Ringel

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Contemporary attachment theory both enriches our understanding of human development and informs clinical practice. It examines the relational bonds between young children and their caregivers and 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, from Sigmund Freud to Heinz Kohut, 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 child, adolescent, and adult client populations. Brief vignettes and lengthier case illustrations consider a variety 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 services, community mental health centers, and private practice, and involve clients of diverse ethnocultural backgrounds and sexual orientations. Researchers have established that children's bonds with their caregivers are rooted in psychological as well as biological motives and have profound effects on later personality development. Attachment and Dynamic Practiceoffers a clear and accessible introduction to attachment theory and research, linking the field to a broad range of clinical situations and psychodynamic models.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.06" long x 0.49" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Jerrold R. Brandell, PhD, is Distinguished Professor at Wayne State University School of Social Work. Dr. Brandell previously held faculty appointments at Boston University and Michigan State University, and has been a visiting professor at Lund University School of Social Work, Lund, Sweden, and The University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has led workshops and lectured widely on clinical topics in the United States, as well as in China, France, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, and Sweden.nbsp;He has published numerous articles and book chapters, as well as nine other books, including Attachment and Dynamic Practice (with S. Ringel), Psychodynamic Social Work , and Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work (Sage, 2010). He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Psychoanalytic Social Work , which is now in its eighteenth year of publication, and maintains a part-time private practice in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Shoshana Ringel, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Maryland - Baltimore School of Social Work. She is co-author of two previous books, Attachment and Dynamic Practice (with J. Brandell), and Advanced Clinical Practice: Relational Principles and Techniques (with E. Goldstein and D. Miehls). She has also published numerous articles, and was certified on the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) by Mary Main and Eric Hesse. Dr. Ringel maintains a private practice in Baltimore.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Beginnings: Early Conceptions of the Mother-Infant Relationship
Bowlby's Theory of Attachment
Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Attachment
Research on Attachment
Children
Adolescents
Adults
Notes
References
Index