To Be Met as a Person: The Dynamics of Attachment in Professional Encounters

To Be Met as a Person: The Dynamics of Attachment in Professional Encounters

by Una McCluskey
     
 

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"The aim of this book is to help us make sense of the feelings we have when we are successful and not successful in providing help for other people when they are in what one would describe as a "state". It also addresses our own or others’ experiences of feeling frustrated and defeated by attempts to achieve a compassionate and intelligent response when we

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"The aim of this book is to help us make sense of the feelings we have when we are successful and not successful in providing help for other people when they are in what one would describe as a "state". It also addresses our own or others’ experiences of feeling frustrated and defeated by attempts to achieve a compassionate and intelligent response when we are frightened and anxious." — From the Introduction

This volume looks closely at attachment theory and how it relates to adults when they engage in careseeking-caregiving relationships. The key concept in the book is goal-corrected empathic attunement (GCEA) that has been developed within the context of psychotherapy. A series of empirical studies, designed to identify the elements and processes involved in GCEA that explore the role of empathic attunement in effective care-giving , are detailed.
This is a thought-provoking read that sets out a framework for thinking about the way we interact with one another, and understanding and responding positively to these interactions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855753266
Publisher:
Karnac Books
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Una McCluskey is a senior lecturer in social work at the University of York. She has had a long-standing interest in relationship work and has written extensively on working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. She is a Member of the Scottish Institute of Human Relations and the Systems-Centered® Training and Research Institute in Philadelphia. She is a Registered Member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (psychodynamic and systemic divisions) and is the first European licensed Systems-Centered® practitioner. She is a co-editor (with Carol-Ann Hooper) of The Psychodynamics of Abuse: The Cost of Fear.

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