Some contributions on attachment theory and research.

Hopkins, Juliet and Phillips, Gail (2009) Some contributions on attachment theory and research. In: The handbook of child and adolescent psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic approaches. Routledge, London, pp. 38-50. ISBN 9780415463690

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This chapter aims to introduce the biological basis for attachment theory and to describe some of the findings from subsequent attachment research which are of value for child psychotherapists. Topics include: evolution and the need for attachment; abuse; security of attachment: the observed infant (secure attachment, insecure attachment, observations in the home); the insecure disorganised-disoriented attachment pattern; fathers; changes in attachment pattern; the infant's contribution; and intergenerational transmission.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychoanalytic Approach To Biological Basis For Attachment Theory
Subjects: Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Couple & Family Therapies > Family Therapy - Theories
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services

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