Attachment and Psychopathology

Attachment and Psychopathology


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This up-to-date volume applies attachment theory and methods to extend our understanding and prediction of psychopathology. Studies of such populations as divorced mothers, chronically ill infants, Romanian adoptees, children of mothers with anxiety disorders, and boys with gender identity disorder reveal a variety of clinical implications and highlight issues for attachment theory. Chapters utilize research into a recently discovered form of attachment the disorganized pattern as well as new technologies for classifying attachment security beyond infancy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572301917
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 03/28/1997
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Leslie Atkinson, Ph.D., is Research Head and Senior Psychologist at the Family Court Clinic, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry. He is also Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Education, University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Faculty member, Graduate Programme in Psychology, York University.

Table of Contents

I. General Considerations
1. Attachment and Psychopathology: From Laboratory to Clinic, Leslie Atkinson
2. Clinical Implications of Attachment Concepts: Retrospect and Prospect, Michael Rutter
3. Patterns of Attachment and Sexual Behavior: Risk of Dysfunction versus Opportunity for Creative Integration, Patricia McKinsey Crittenden
II. Risk and Prediction
4. Attachment Networks in Postdivorce Families: The Maternal Perspective, Inge Bretherton, Reghan Walsh, Molly Lependorf, and Heather Georgeson
5. Intergenerational Transmission of Attachment: A Move to the Contextual Level, Marinus H. Van IJzendoorn and Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg (SPELLING IS ODD BUT CORRECT ON BOTH CHAPTER AUTHORS)
6. Attachment and Childhood Behavior Problems in Normal, At-Risk, and Clinical Samples, Susan Goldberg
7. The Role of Attachment Processes in Externalizing Psychopathology in Young Children, Mark T. Greenberg, Michelle DeKlyen, Matthew L. Speltz, and Marya C. Endriga
8. Crime and Attachment: Morality, Disruptive Behavior, Borderline Personality Disorder, Crime, and Their Relationships to Security of Attachment, Peter Fonagy, Mary Target, Miriam Steele, Howard Steele, Tom Leigh, Alice Levinson, and Roger Kennedy
III. In the Clinic
9. Toddlers' Internalization of Maternal Attributions as a Factor in Quality of Attachment, Alicia F. Lieberman
10. Intergenerational Transmission of Relationship Psychopathology: A Mother-Infant Case Study, Charles H. Zeanah, Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad, and Diane Benoit


Practitioners, researchers, and students of clinical and developmental psychology, psychiatry, pediatrics, and social work, as well as other professionals concerned with human development. Serves as a text in graduate-level courses in atypical child development, adult psychopathology, developmental psychology, and human development.

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