Attachment Theory and Research in Clinical Work with Adults by Joseph H. Obegi PsyD, Ety Berant PhD

By Joseph H. Obegi PsyD, Ety Berant PhD

Written with the working towards psychotherapist in brain, this important e-book provides state-of-the-art wisdom on grownup attachment and explores the results for daily scientific perform. prime specialists illustrate how conception and study during this dynamic quarter can tell review, case formula, and medical determination making. The e-book places such recommendations because the safe base, mentalization, and attachment types in a brand new gentle by means of concentrating on their application for figuring out the healing dating and procedures of switch. It bargains techniques for incorporating attachment principles and instruments into particular therapy methods, with separate chapters on psychoanalytic, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and emotionally targeted cures. (20100101)

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In its original form, the measure consisted of three brief descriptions of constellations of feelings and behaviors in close relationships that were intended to parallel the three infant attachment patterns identified by 30 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS Ainsworth et al. (1978). College student and community adults were asked to read the three descriptions and then place themselves in one of the three attachment categories according to their predominant feelings and behavior in romantic relationships.

To us, the scientific and therapeutic advantages of attachment theory are numerous.

This claim provided the impetus for subsequent theorists and researchers to conceptualize and study adult attachment. ) are likely to occupy the role of attachment figure. Ainsworth (1973) reported that infants tend to seek proximity to their primary caregiver when tired or ill, and Heinicke and Westheimer (1966) found that infants tend to be soothed in the presence of their primary caregivers. During adolescence and adulthood, other relationship partners often become targets of proximity seeking and emotional support, including close friends and romantic partners.

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