Adult Attachment in Clinical Social Work: Practice, by Susanne Bennett, Judith Kay Nelson

By Susanne Bennett, Judith Kay Nelson

As John Bowlby’s stories of human attachment revolutionized developmental psychology within the Sixties, grownup attachment options have equally reworked social paintings in recent times, resulting in a iteration of leading edge attachment-based scientific perform. grownup Attachment in medical Social paintings highlights social work’s contributions to attachment idea and examine and the possibility of those contributions to augment medical perform, tell social coverage, and additional empirical investigations.

Designed for readers new to grownup attachment, in addition to these acquainted with it, this booklet examines the present country of the sphere, reviewing evaluation measures and learn tools, summarizing new findings and ongoing controversies, and clarifying phrases towards a standard language. scientific functions in person, relatives, and staff contexts are featured, with case examples from numerous populations and settings demonstrating the sensible application of the idea and its program to cross-cultural therapy. Later chapters movement past discrete instances to attachment matters that effect society as an entire (e.g., adoption, elder care) and coaching matters that impact destiny generations of clinicians. one of the issues covered:

•Separation, loss, and grief in adults •The influence of neurobiology on have an effect on rules •Applications of attachment innovations to interventions with at-risk households of youngsters, teenagers, and elder adults •Clinical ways for hard-to-reach person consumers and adults in team settings •The functionality of attachment in either familial caregiving •Policy implications of grownup attachment suitable to relatives upkeep

Adult Attachment in scientific Social Work is an important textual content, breaking new flooring within the attachment literature with speedy relevance for pros and students in medical social paintings and similar psychological future health professions.

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1996). Individuals classified as secure-autonomous are speakers who are comfortable and at ease in their conversation about attachments, who speak with freshness and spontaneity, thoughtfulness and flexibility. They are able to monitor their thinking and revise their stories when new memories come to mind, but their narratives hold together in a logical manner. Without defensiveness, they give examples from childhood that make assessments of their life stories seem both honest and believable.

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