Attachment Across the Lifecourse

Author: David Howe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230346017
Release Date: 2011-04-26
Genre: Social Science

How do past relationships shape who we are today? Attachment theory offers a powerful model for explaining how our earliest relationships affect not only our development as children, but also our feelings and behaviour as adults. This succinct and highly readable book offers the perfect introduction to a fascinating and fast-growing field. It explains the key concepts in attachment theory and describes how the main attachment types play out both in childhood and later life. It identifies some of the intriguing questions being explored by research, such as: What part do individuals' attachment histories play in adult relationships? What scope is there for attachment styles established in infancy to change later in life? Students and professionals alike from across the fields of psychology, counselling, health and social work will find this an illuminating and thought-provoking guide to the rich complexity of human behaviour.

Attachment Across the Lifecourse

Author: David Howe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230344761
Release Date: 2011-04-26
Genre: Psychology

How do past relationships shape who we are today? Attachment theory offers a powerful model for explaining how our earliest relationships affect not only our development as children, but also our feelings and behaviour as adults. This succinct and highly readable book offers the perfect introduction to a fascinating and fast-growing field. It explains the key concepts in attachment theory and describes how the main attachment types play out both in childhood and later life. It identifies some of the intriguing questions being explored by research, such as: What part do individuals' attachment histories play in adult relationships? What scope is there for attachment styles established in infancy to change later in life? Students and professionals alike from across the fields of psychology, counselling, health and social work will find this an illuminating and thought-provoking guide to the rich complexity of human behaviour.

Attachment Across the Lifecourse

Author: David Howe
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 023029359X
Release Date: 2011-05-15
Genre: Social Science

Analyzing a range of traditional and contemporary perspectives, this crisp text explores the core attachment styles and charts their impact on childhood and adult behaviour. Written by one of social work’s most highly-regarded commentators, it is a perfect introduction to the complex field of attachment theory.

Attachment Across the Life Cycle

Author: Colin Murray Parkes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134934546
Release Date: 2006-04-21
Genre: Psychology

To explain and understand the patterns that attachment play in psychiatric and social problems a body of knowledge has sprung up which owes much to the pioneering work of the late John Bowlby. This book draws together recent theoretical contributions, research findings and clinical data from psychiatrists, psychologists, sociologists and ethologists from Britain, America and Europe.

Empathy

Author: David Howe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137276438
Release Date: 2012-11-19
Genre: Social Science

Empathy is profoundly important for understanding people's feelings and behaviour. It is not only an essential skill in conducting successful personal and working relationships, it also helps us understand what makes people moral and societies decent. With this compelling book, David Howe invites the reader on an illuminating journey of discovery into how empathy was first conceptualised and how its influence has steadily risen and spread. He captures the growing significance of empathy to many fields, from evolutionary psychology and brain science to moral philosophy and mental health. In doing so, he eloquently explains its importance to child development, intimate relationships, therapy, the creative arts, neurology and ethics. Written with light touch, this is an authoritative and insightful guide to empathy, its importance, why we have it and how it develops. It offers an invaluable introduction for readers everywhere, including those studying or working in psychology, counselling, psychotherapy, social work, health, nursing and education.

Attachment Theory Child Maltreatment and Family Support

Author: David Howe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781349149759
Release Date: 1999-11-11
Genre: Attachment behavior

This text offers a comprehensive and penetrating account of how social developmental perspectives and attachment theory can illuminate practice in the field of child protection and family support. Case study material is used throughout.

Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health

Author: Adam N. Danquah
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134675319
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Psychology

In the fifty years since its inception, John Bowlby’s attachment theory has been powerfully influential on developmental psychology and, more recently, mental health. Bringing together the experience of a diverse range of mental health practitioners and researchers who routinely use attachment theory in their own work, Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health provides a guide to using attachment theory in everyday practice. Adam N. Danquah and Katherine Berry present a wide-ranging and practical approach to the topic which includes studies on clinical practice, the provision of mental health services and accommodating intercultural perspectives. Section One covers the basics of attachment theory and practice. Section Two presents clinical problems and presentations including, among others, the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, personality disorder and eating disorders. Section Three addresses the needs of specific populations, discussing the influence of sociocultural factors like gender, ethnicity and age. Finally, Section Four examines the organisation and the practitioner, including using the theory to organise services and how individual therapists can integrate their own attachment histories into their approach. Including the most up-to-date theories and practice in the field, Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health is ideal for psychologists and psychological therapists, counsellors, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, social workers and mental health service managers and commissioners.

Attachment Theory for Social Work Practice

Author: David Howe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781349240814
Release Date: 1995-07-05
Genre: Attachment behavior

This work addresses the needs of social workers in understanding and assessing the nature and origins of disturbed social relationships, and examines the theories emerging in and around attachment theory.

Social Work Perspectives On Human Behaviour

Author: Parrish, Margarete
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335262847
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Genre: Social Science

This book explains the wide basis of perspectives on which we build an understanding of people's behaviours and why we respond in the way we do.

Understanding the Life Course

Author: Lorraine Green
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780745697963
Release Date: 2016-12-20
Genre: Political Science

Understanding the Life Course provides a uniquely comprehensive guide to the entire life course from an interdisciplinary perspective. Combining important insights from sociology and psychology, the book presents the conceptï¿1⁄2s theoretical underpinnings in an accessible style, supported by real-life examples. From birth and becoming a parent, to death and grieving for the loss of others, Lorraine Green explores all stages of the life course through key research studies and theories, in conjunction with issues of social inequality and critical examination of lay viewpoints. She highlights the many ways the life course can be interpreted, including themes of linearity and multidirectionality, continuity and discontinuity, and the interplay between nature and nurture. The second edition updates key data and includes additional material on topics such as new technologies, changing markers of transitions to adulthood, active ageing, resilience and neuropsychology. This comprehensive approach will continue to be essential reading for students on vocational programmes such as social work and nursing, and will provide thought-provoking insight into the wider contexts of the life course for students of psychology and sociology.

An Introduction to Social Work Theory

Author: David Howe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351958691
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre: Social Science

Social workers need to recognize the critical role that theory plays both in the way they make sense of what is going on and in the way they order their work. Such recognition clarifies practice for both the worker and the client. David Howe's classic text provides a framework to help social workers develop an understanding of the theories which inescapably underpin their thoughts and actions. This edition contains a new preface by the author, written in 2008, in which he examines the continuing value of his framework, concluding that it remains an effective tool for making sense of the profession's most current ideas. The book covers a range of theoretical approaches, demonstrating through examples that different theories necessarily lead to very different practices. It offers a stimulating guide to social work theory which is proven to help social workers both to understand their practices and to practise in a disciplined and imaginative way.

Understanding Disorganized Attachment

Author: David Shemmings
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781849050449
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Psychology

Disorganized attachment, the most extreme form of insecure attachment, can develop in a child when the person who is meant to protect them becomes a source of danger. This book provides a comprehensive text on disorganized attachment.

Attachment Theory and Close Relationships

Author: Jeffry A. Simpson
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1572301023
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Psychology

In the last decade, few topics in social and personality psychology have attracted more interest than the application of attachment theory to adult relationships. Comprehensive and up-to-date, this book integrates the most important theoretical and empirical advances in this growing area of study and suggests new and promising directions for future investigation. Its balanced coverage of measurement issues, affect regulation, and clinical applications makes this a valuable sourcebook for scholars, students, and clinicians. This volume would be useful to researchers, teachers, and students, as well as clinical psychologists and other mental health practitioners.

Child Abuse and Neglect

Author: David Howe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137260529
Release Date: 2005-04-21
Genre: Social Science

This exciting new book offers a survey of the field of child abuse and neglect from the perspective of modern developmental attachment theory. The book opens with an account of the theory and describes the ways in which attachment difficulties manifest themselves in children's behaviour. The following three sections look at abuse, neglect, and compound cases of abuse and neglect, backing this up with empirical research evidence and vivid case material. The final section provides a comprehensive review of attachment-based interventions. This is a clear and compelling textbook, anchored in research evidence and geared in its structure to answer the kinds of questions practitioners and student practitioners specialising in child welfare are most likely to ask.

Attachment Theory

Author: Rhona M. Fear
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780429911057
Release Date: 2018-03-29
Genre: Psychology

This book covers the groundbreaking concepts in attachment theory, as promulgated by Bowlby himself and during the years post Bowlby. It sets out to develop the seminal concept of 'learned security': the provision of a reparative experience of a secure base by the therapist so that the client can imbibe what he missed out on during his formative years. Rhona M. Fear points out that the idea of learned security has developed from the concept of earned security but is distinctly different.In Part I, Fear outlines the origins and progress of attachment theory and the concepts of earned and learned security. In Part II, she uses a process of dialectical thinking to put forward an integration of Kohut's self psychology, Bowlby's attachment theory, and Stolorow, Atwood and Brandchaft's intersubjective perspective. The unifying concept that binds these three theories together is that of empathy, but she puts forward a particular intersubjective, collaborative view of empathic attunement. It is through the consistent use of this in the consulting room, combined with the determination to build a coherent sense of narrative of the client's life in a collaborative way, that the author believes a sense of learned security can be achieved.In Part III, the author introduces us to four case studies of clients whom she believes have achieved a sense of learned security in their work with her in long-term therapy. In the first of these case studies, the client himself presents an account of how he feels that the therapy has impacted upon his life.This is a definitive account of the development of attachment theory from its very beginnings to the present day that is a must-read for students and experienced analysts alike with its clear explanations, innovative findings, and illustrative case studies.