Winner of the 2018 Pierre Janet Writing Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
The attachment bond between infants and parents or caregivers sets the foundation for many aspects of mental health. If the attachment bond is problematic (insecure rather than secure), then the developing child, teenager, and adult is likely to have various difficulties, including self-esteem problems, relationship difficulties, and either excessive or impaired emotional experience.
Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair (2016) is a landmark resource for mental health professionals who want to learn or update their knowledge about the field and nature of attachment, the factors that contribute to secure and insecure attachment, the assessment of attachment, and available treatments. This book also presents a new, integrative treatment model and set of methods that synthesizes the most clinically relevant findings from attachment research and the best aspects of other treatment approaches. More than just a description of the principles of the treatment, the book illustrates these principles and the treatment practices with highly specific and detailed examples. Further, it provides a step-by-step “how-to” guide for implementing all aspects of this comprehensive, effective, and efficient treatment for insecure attachment in adults.