ENDORSEMENTS & REVIEWS
“A masterpiece of integration, creativity, and clinical wisdom, Attachment Disturbances in Adults stands out as a vibrantly innovative treasure that will endure, one of those rare trail-blazers. Mental health professionals across disciplines will delight in the rich depth and breadth of this essential book, which seamlessly interweaves research, theory and treatment. Brown, Elliott and colleagues have written a tour de force that is surely destined to become an instant classic.”
— Kathy Steele, MN, CS, Clinical Director, Metropolitan Counseling Services, Atlanta, GA; Author of Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation (2016); Past President of the International Society for the Study or Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD).
“This is an incredibly important volume that makes a stunning contribution to the field. It spectacularly achieves an integration of the lifespan literature on attachment and its sequelae with intervention. Rarely does a scholarly work contribute to the understanding of the processes underlying attachment and its dysfunction while simultaneously providing a clearly delineated prescription for treatment. Practitioners will profit from the detailed clinical vignettes and researchers will gain many ideas warranting empirical investigation.”
— Dante Cicchetti, PhD, McKnight Presidential Chair, Professor of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota.
“This is an extraordinary achievement. The must-have book on attachment, it includes everything you need to know about attachment, and then some—history, research, typology AND treatment! Richly comprehensive, precise, and wise, it is honed by real clinical experience, with step-by-step treatment protocols tailored to each attachment classification. This book should be required reading for all graduate students in clinical programs, be they clinical psychology, psychiatry, counseling, or social work. It should be a sine qua non for all attachment researchers. It is a book that any clinician who works with trauma and attachment disturbances—which means all clinicians, for attachment disturbances underlie most major syndromes—should have and master.”
— Diana Fosha, PhD, Director of the AEDP Institute; Author of The Transforming Power of Affect.
“Attachment Disturbances in Adults is a book of genius, an unequalled account of how far the attachment field has evolved since Bowlby’s groundbreaking studies of attachment bonds. It presents an outstanding, encyclopedic, and integrative overview of theoretical understanding, assessment, and treatment. All this leads to a highly inspirational and effective treatment model, consisting of three “pillars”: The Ideal Parent-Figure Protocol, Metacognitive Interventions for Attachment Disturbances, and Fostering Collaborative Capacity and Behavior. These pillars not only include the best of what has been written before in the attachment field, but also integrate the authors’ wonderful work from other domains. This extraordinary book will set the bar for many years to come.”
— Onno van der Hart, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Psychopathology of Chronic Traumatization, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Utrecht University; Author of The Haunted Self; Past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).
“Attachment Disturbances in Adults is a comprehensive resource for understanding attachment, its development, its dysfunctions, its assessments, and its treatments. It covers relevant research in all these areas, grounding it in evidence-based actualities. But it is the book’s comprehensiveness, its thorough inclusiveness—not only with regard to all the important aspects of attachment but to the full field of treatment approaches available for each aspect, drawn together into a coherent and compelling synthesizing framework—that make it clearly the exemplary and definitive book to date on this extraordinary topic. A brilliant must-have for clinicians, therapists, and interested laypeople alike.”
— Ken Wilber, Founder of the Integral Institute; Author of Integral Psychology