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Attachment: The Social Foundation of a Successful Life

Attachment: The Social Foundation of a Successful Life

by Dave Ziegler Ph.D.


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This is the first volume in a series of books called the Success Series on important topical areas working with challenging children. The series begins at the beginning of life with attachment. No single issue determines the direction of a child's life as much as the ability to bond with others. Life itself depends upon the ability of a baby to connect with a source of safety, nourishment, and emotional support. But many children do not find the world they are born into a place where their basic needs are met, and they form barriers to connection that can be life-long impediments to success and happiness. This book describes in technical as well as practical terms what can go wrong in the development of attachment in children, and what to do about it. Helping a child to bond and attach to others, despite the vulnerability this entails, may be the single most important step any parent or professional can take to improve the life of a child.

"Attachment and the ability to develop profoundly significant connections with others is a prerequisite to success in life." Dave Ziegler, Achieving Success with Impossible Children.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503060708
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/02/2014
Series: Success Series , #1
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Dave Ziegler, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC is a licensed psychologist and Executive Director of Jasper Mountain, an agency in Oregon that treats our society's most damaged children and their families. Therapist, clinical supervisor, trainer, frequent expert witness and consultant to programs and states, he has worked with traumatized adults, children and their families over the last four decades. His current treatment program is internationally recognized for its innovation and success with the most difficult cases. He has a 43 year professional career and over the last 32 years he has lived with the children in his treatment program, providing him a first-hand glimpse of the inner world of these children. Dr. Ziegler has numerous publications and has authored seven books including: Raising Children Who Refuse To Be Raised, Traumatic Experience and the Brain, Achieving Success With Impossible Children, Beyond Healing: The Path To Personal Contentment After Trauma, and Neurological Reparative Therapy. He has worked throughout the United States as well as Canada, Australia, Iceland and New Zealand.

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