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To Be Met as a Person: The Dynamics of Attachment in Professional Encounters [NOOK Book]

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This book is a thought-provoking read that sets out a framework for thinking about the way we interact with one another. It helps us make sense of the feelings we have when we are successful and not successful in providing help for other people. The author looks at the early research in psychotherapy on this subject and also at attachment theory and how this relates to adults. A series of experiments explore the role of empathic attunement in effective caregiving.
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To Be Met as a Person: The Dynamics of Attachment in Professional Encounters

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Overview

This book is a thought-provoking read that sets out a framework for thinking about the way we interact with one another. It helps us make sense of the feelings we have when we are successful and not successful in providing help for other people. The author looks at the early research in psychotherapy on this subject and also at attachment theory and how this relates to adults. A series of experiments explore the role of empathic attunement in effective caregiving.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780495781
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • Publication date: 5/4/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Una McCluskey is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and part time senior research fellow at the University of York. She runs nine-month courses in the UK and Ireland for those in the caring professions wishing to explore their own dynamics of attachment and exploratory interest sharing. She and Dorothy have established a training programme for professional caregivers and have set up a research project investigating data from transcripts of audio recordings of the experiential groups. She also consults to individuals, organisations and groups. For more details go to: unamccluskey.com
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Table of Contents

Foreword
1 The dynamics of careseeking and caregiving 1
2 Research on the process of interaction in adult psychotherapy 15
3 Infant/caregiver interactions : the process of affect identification, communication, and regulation 30
4 Patterns of careseeking/caregiving relationships : research into attachment behaviour in infants and young children 54
5 Presenting the concept of goal-corrected empathic attunement : effective caregiving within psychotherapy 70
6 First experiment : the identification of affect attunement in adult psychotherapy 89
7 Second experiment : is empathic attunement interactive? 102
8 Third experiment : an experiment designed to test whether secure attachment style correlates with empathic attunement and whether empathic attunement can be improved with training 122
9 The process of obtaining a reliable measure for goal-corrected empathic attunement 136
10 Results of the third experiment 162
11 Patterns of functional and dysfunctional careseeking-caregiving partnerships 189
12 Interactions between therapists and patients and their roots in infancy 239
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