Attachment, Intimacy, Autonomy: Using Attachment Theory in Adult Psychotherapy / Edition 1

Attachment, Intimacy, Autonomy: Using Attachment Theory in Adult Psychotherapy / Edition 1

by Jeremy Holmes
     
 

Attachment theory is on the leading edge of a conceptual revolution. It offers a new paradigm that can synthesize into a more coherent whole the best ideas from psychoanalysis, cognitive science, and neurobiology. With its emphasis on relationships, attachment theory is determinedly humanistic, while retaining the scientific vigor of Darwinian ethnology. Attachment

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Attachment theory is on the leading edge of a conceptual revolution. It offers a new paradigm that can synthesize into a more coherent whole the best ideas from psychoanalysis, cognitive science, and neurobiology. With its emphasis on relationships, attachment theory is determinedly humanistic, while retaining the scientific vigor of Darwinian ethnology. Attachment theory provides an overall framework for thinking about relationships, or more accurately, about those aspects of relationships that are shaped by threat and the need for security, themes that are central to the work of psychotherapy. In this book Jeremy Holmes explores the contribution of attachment theory to everyday psycho-therapeutic practice where patients are usually seen once weekly, or less, for no more than two to three years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568218724
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1From Attachment to Intimacy3
2Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis35
3Attachment, Detachment, and Nonattachment65
4Splitting and Attachment: The Scottish Connection in Psychotherapy91
5Attachment Theory and Supportive Psychotherapy117
6Suicide and Attachment Theory143
7Attachment Theory as a Mediator Between Psychiatry and Psychotherapy161
8Nonattachment and the Role of Values in Psychotherapy183
Epilogue: Attachment Theory and Society201
References219
Credits239
Index241

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