Titel: Attachment Theory in Clinical Work with Children
Autor/en: David Oppenheim
26. April 2007 - gebunden - 256 Seiten
Attachment research has tremendous potential for helping clinicians understand what happens when parent-child bonds are disrupted, and what can be done to help. Yet there remains a large gap between theory and practice in this area. This book reviews what is known about attachment and translates it into practical guidelines for therapeutic work. Leading scientist-practitioners present innovative strategies for assessing and intervening in parent-child relationship problems; helping young children recover from maltreatment or trauma; and promoting healthy development in adoptive and foster families. Detailed case material in every chapter illustrates the applications of research-based concepts and tools in real-world clinical practice.
Part I: Clinical Use of Attachment Research Assessments. Zeanah, Constructing a Relationship Formulation for Mother and Child: Clinical Application of the Working Model of the Child Interview. Koren-Karie, Oppenheim, Goldsmith, Keeping the Inner World of the Child in Mind: Using the "Insightfulness Assessment" with Mothers in a Therapeutic Preschool. Steele, Hodges, Kaniuk, Steele, D'Agostino, Blom, Hillman, Henderson, Intervening with Maltreated Children and Their Adoptive Families: Identifying Attachment-facilitative Behavior. Dozier, Grasso, Lindhiem, Lewis, The Role of Caregiver Commitment in Foster Care: Insights From the "This is My Baby" Interview. Oppenheim, Dolev, Koren-Karie, Sher-Censor, Yirmiya, Salomon, Parental Resolution of the Child's Diagnosis and the Parent-child Relationship: Insights From the "Reaction to Diagnosis" Interview. Part II: Attachment Theory and Psychotherapy. usch, Lieberman, Attachment and Trauma: An Integrated Approach to Treating Young Children Exposed to Family Violence. Powell, Cooper, Hoffman, Marvin, The Circle of Security Project: A Case Study - "It Hurts to Give That Which You Did Not Receive." Goldsmith, Challenging Children's Negative Internal Working Models: Utilizing Attachment-based Treatment Strategies in a Therapeutic Preschool. Slade, Disorganized Mother, Disorganized Child: The Mentalization of Affective Dysregulation and Therapeutic Change.
Edited by David Oppenheim, PhD, Center for the Study of Child Development and Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Israel; and Douglas F. Goldsmith, PhD, The Children's Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
"This groundbreaking volume brings the ideal of a scientifically informed dynamic psychotherapy practice a step nearer. Cutting-edge clinician-researchers, backed by a sophisticated array of evidence on the assessment and therapy of children and their parents, show how the universal psychotherapeutic values of mentalization, boundedness, and building on strengths can enhance security and happiness. This moving work is essential reading for child psychotherapists and trainees, and I strongly recommend it for all therapists who are open to the continuing impact of attachment theory on our discipline." - Jeremy Holmes, School of Psychology, University of Exeter, UK "Attachment Theory in Clinical Work with Children jumps right into the real world of clinical practice. The balance between practice and theory is rarely so well equilibrated. Each chapter reveals clinical reality in a different context, with a different population, and with a fresh theme. This book will be essential reading for therapists from all schools, for students, and for all interested in development." - Daniel N. Stern, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, USA "This invaluable presentation of cutting-edge clinical applications, seamlessly integrated with the most recent research data, is a remarkable achievement. It is a highly convincing testament to the profound relevance of attachment theory for therapeutic work and prevention." - Peter Fonagy, Sub-Department of Clinical Health Psychology, University College London, UK "I recommend this book as a stimulating one and of interest to anyone involved in facilitating good enough parenting, working in the field of psychotherapy, with under-5s or working with foster carers and adopters. This is a useful book provoking much thought, resonating with one's own knowledge and experience and opening up ideas about how theory can be transferred to treatment approaches. Clinicians, not to say politicians, urgently need effective early interventions for parent-child relationship problems." - Claire Sturge, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Journal, Sept 2008