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By Adam N. Danquah, Katherine Berry

In the fifty years given that its inception, John Bowlby’s attachment thought has been powerfully influential on developmental psychology and, extra lately, psychological well-being. Bringing jointly the event of a various variety of psychological future health practitioners and researchers who repeatedly use attachment idea of their personal paintings, Attachment thought in grownup psychological Health presents a advisor to utilizing attachment idea in daily practice.

Adam N. Danquah and Katherine Berry present a wide-ranging and sensible method of the subject which include experiences on scientific perform, the supply of psychological future health providers and accommodating intercultural perspectives. part One covers the fundamentals of attachment thought and perform. Section Two provides scientific difficulties and shows together with, between others, the therapy of melancholy, anxiousness issues, psychosis, character affliction and consuming problems. Section Three addresses the wishes of particular populations, discussing the impression of sociocultural components like gender, ethnicity and age. ultimately, Section Four examines the enterprise and the practitioner, together with utilizing the idea to organise companies and the way person therapists can combine their very own attachment histories into their approach.

Including the main up to date theories and perform within the box, Attachment idea in grownup psychological overall healthiness is excellent for psychologists and mental therapists, counsellors, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, social staff and psychological future health carrier managers and commissioners.

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Where relevant, we have asked contributors to provide case examples from their own experience. Some details have been changed to protect the con¿dentiality of the individual clients involved, but the details of the processes have not been altered. The contributors are clinicians and researchers from a range of professional backgrounds, including psychology, psychiatry, nursing and psychotherapy. A variety of therapeutic orientations are represented, including psychoanalytic/ psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, systemic and other more integrative approaches.

It is perhaps the prototypical disorder of attachment trauma, yet those diagnosed are often the recipients of the most negative reactions from mental health practitioners. We therefore asked Giovanni Liotti to write a separate chapter dedicated to this personality disorder, which develops the more general discussion of attachment and personality disorder presented by Kenneth Levy and his colleagues. The ¿rst section of this chapter describes infant attachment disorganisation and how it results from early relational trauma that triggers dissociative processes.

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