The Challenge of Attachment for Caregiving, Reissued

The Challenge of Attachment for Caregiving, Reissued

by Dorothy Heard, Brian Lake


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781855757288
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/28/2009
Edition description: Reissued
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Dorothy Heard is a pyschoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice and was formerly a Consultant in John Bowlby’s Department at the Tavistock Clinic, London.

Brian Lake was formerly Consultant in Psychotherapy at St James’s University Hospital, Leeds.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Part I The conceptual base for a theory of companionable caregiving

1 A caregiving focus to an extension of attachment theory 3

2 Caregiving from an evolutionary perspective 13

3 Human non-verbal and symbolic communication and two alternative patterns of relating 26

4 Bowlby's model for instinctive behaviour - based on the concept of goal-corrected behavioural systems 37

5 Extensions to Bowlby's model of instinctive behaviour 52

6 The emergence of high-order systems of the self 60

Part II The construction of a theory of companionable caregiving

7 Categorising the functions of instinctive systems of the self with comments on their development 67

8 From behavioural systems to adult relationships by way of internal working models 81

9 How values are acquired and assigned to oneself, people and other entities 94

10 Implicit concepts of caregiving in the development of the concept of self/ego ideals 103

11 Values and ideals in promoting maturation and well-being 116

Part III Principles of therapy guided by an attachment-based theory of caregiving

12 Theories used by therapists that implicitly or explicitly incorporate the caregiving aspects of attachment 135

13 Assessment 147

14 The therapeutic alliance and the creation of a safe base for personal development 164

15 Separation anxiety, impingement and the therapeutic frame 183


A The Strange Situation Test 196

B The adult attachment interview 198

C An outline of the emergence of the study of attachment style in adults 200

D Questionnaire about a prospective client for assessors to complete after assessment 205

Bibliography 208

Author index 218

Subject index 221

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