Handbook of Attachment Interventions

Handbook of Attachment Interventions

1st Edition - November 11, 1999

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  • Editor: Terry Levy
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080533384

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The emotional attachment of a child to caregivers, and the attachment of the caregivers to the child, is of vital importance to the child's socioemotional development. Proper attachment can affect one's ability to feel and express love, moral development, motivation to achieve, and sense of identity. Modern industrial societies have seen a recent surge in attachment problems, yet there has been little information on clinical interventions for attachment disorders. The Handbook of Attachment Interventions meets this need by providing information on diverse patient populations across different therapeutic philosophies, while providing specific techniques for treating attachment disordered children and their families. The book begins with a discussion of how attachment disorders relate to subsequent antisocial behavior patterns and other disorders, as well as general issues parents may encounter with an attachment disordered child. Subsequent chapters discuss special patient populations (the adopted child, military families, etc.) and techniques for intervention.Practitioners in clinical, private practice, managed care, and hospital settings, social workers, developmental psychologists, and interested parents find the Handbook of Attachment Interventions a valuable reference.


Professional psychologists in clinical, private practice, managed care, and hospital settings; social workers, developmental psychologists, and interested parents.

Table of Contents

  • T.M. Levy and M. Orlans, Attachment Disorder as an Antecedent to Violence and Antisocial Patterns in Children.
    R.D. Ladnier and A.E. Massanari, Treating ADHD as Attachment Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
    N.L. Thomas, Parenting Children with Attachment Disorders.
    B.R. Wickes, Integrating Attachment Concepts from Western Psychological and Buddhist Perspectives.
    R.G. Ballenger, Problematic Attachment and Interrupted Development of Relationships: Causes, Interventions, and Resources within a Military Environment.
    D.S. Steward and K.R. O'Day, Permanency Planning and Attachment: A Guide for Agency Practice.
    S. Johnson and A. Sims, Attachment Theory: A Map for Couples Therapy.
    J.F. Alston, Correlation between Childhood Bipolar I Disorder and Reactive Attachment Disorder, Disinhibited Type.
    T.M. Levy and M. Orlans, Attachment Disorder and the Adoptive Family.
    P. Pickle, Community-Focused Attachment Services.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1999
  • Published: November 11, 1999
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080533384

About the Editor

Terry Levy

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Evergreen Psychotherapy Center, PLLC, Evergreen, Colorado, U.S.A.

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