Understanding Disorganized Attachment: Theory and Practice for Working With Children and Adults

Shemmings, D. and Shemmings, Y. (2011) Understanding Disorganized Attachment: Theory and Practice for Working With Children and Adults. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 240 pp. ISBN 9781849050449. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

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. Someone with disorganized attachment experiences 'fear without a solution', and it can result in extreme, erratic and disturbing behaviour. This book provides a comprehensive and accessible text on disorganized attachment. It outlines what it is, how it can be identified, the key causes, how it manifests in adulthood, and the implications for caregivers and those within close relationships. It also covers the debate over whether disorganized attachment can repeat down generations within families, and discusses neurological explanations and appropriate interventions. The book focuses on both children and adults and includes case vignettes to root the theory in practice and to illustrate real-life examples of disorganized attachment. With an authoritative research base, this accessible text will be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of social care, psychology, counselling and allied health professions, as well as practitioners and academics in these fields.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2012 10:51
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2013 09:30
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31699 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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