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Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health: A guide to by Adam N. Danquah, Katherine Berry

By Adam N. Danquah, Katherine Berry

In the fifty years considering the fact that its inception, John Bowlby’s attachment concept has been powerfully influential on developmental psychology and, extra lately, psychological health and wellbeing. Bringing jointly the adventure of a various diversity of psychological wellbeing and fitness practitioners and researchers who sometimes use attachment idea of their personal paintings, Attachment conception in grownup psychological Health offers a advisor to utilizing attachment concept in daily practice.

Adam N. Danquah and Katherine Berry present a wide-ranging and sensible method of the subject consisting of reviews on medical perform, the availability of psychological well-being prone and accommodating intercultural perspectives. part One covers the fundamentals of attachment idea and perform. Section Two provides medical difficulties and displays together with, between others, the therapy of melancholy, anxiousness issues, psychosis, character sickness and consuming problems. Section Three addresses the wishes of particular populations, discussing the effect of sociocultural components like gender, ethnicity and age. ultimately, Section Four examines the enterprise and the practitioner, together with utilizing the speculation to organise prone and the way person therapists can combine their very own attachment histories into their approach.

Including the main up to date theories and perform within the box, Attachment conception in grownup psychological health and wellbeing is perfect for psychologists and mental therapists, counsellors, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, social staff and psychological future health provider managers and commissioners.

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Through a synthesis of ¿ndings from attachment research and the clinical setting, Poon shows how attachment theory can help therapists to understand and more effectively respond to many of the challenges commonly faced by older people and their families, including physical decline, bereavement and dementia care. The three chapters in the fourth section of the book explore the implications of attachment, ¿rst at the institutional level – where the focus is on forensic mental health and on the organisation and delivery of mental health services – and ¿nally at the personal level (where the focus is on the attachment history and patterning of the individual therapist).

The aim of therapy was to foster the patient’s ability to relate to others in new ways – and to engender, in the process, what Bowlby called ‘earned security’ (Bowlby, 1977b, 1988). Outline of the book Bowlby (1977a) stated that the priorities for establishing attachment theory within clinical practice were determining both the range of conditions to which the theory applied and associated variations in intervention. This book continues and extends this programme of work. In summary, the book will focus on how attachment theory can inform psychological therapy and mental health practice.

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