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In recent decades, attachment theory has gained widespread interest and acceptance, although the relevance of attachment theory to clinical practice has never been clear. The... Read more
In recent decades, attachment theory has gained widespread interest and acceptance, although the relevance of attachment theory to clinical practice has never been clear. The Search for the Secure Base shows how attachment theory can be used therapeutically. Jeremy Holmes introduces an exciting new attachment paradigm in psychotherapy with adults, describing the principles and practice of attachment-informed therapy in a way that will be useful to beginners and experienced therapists alike. Illustrated with a wide range of clinical examples, this book will be welcomed by practitioners and trainees in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and in many other disciplines.
The Search for the Secure Base Paperback edition by Jeremy Holmes
The Psychological Defense System. The Six Domains of Attachment-based Therapy. Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis - Finding a Common Language. Attachment in Clinical Practice. An Attachment Perspective on Change in Psychotherapy. Disorganised Attachment and the Basic Fault. Attachment and the 'Storied Self'. Narrative, Psychoanalysis and Attachment. Abuse and Trauma - An Attachment Perspective. Art, Attachment and Psychotherapy. Money and Psychotherapy. Endings in Psychotherapy.
Jeremy Holmes is Consultant Psychotherapist in North Devon and Senior Lecturer in Psychotherapy in the University of Exeter. He is current chair of the psychotherapy faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is the author of over 100 papers and book chapters as well as 10 books, including the acclaimed John Bowlby and Attachment Theory and Introduction to Psychoanalysis, with Anthony Bateman.
Second edition, completely revised and updated John Bowlby is one of the outstanding psychological theorists of the twentieth century. This new edition of John Bowlby and Attachment Theory is both a biographical account of Bowlby and his ideas and an up-to-date introduction to contemporary attachment theory and research, now a dominant force in psychology, counselling, psychotherapy and child...
Discusses the concept of mentalising and considers three components of effective therapy - the therapeutic relationship, meaning making and change promotion - from both attachment and psychoanalytic perspectives.
This lively, widely referenced account presents the core features of contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice in an easily assimilated, but thought-provoking manner. Illustrated throughout with clinical examples.
Use of the imagination is a key aspect of successful psychotherapeutic treatments. Psychotherapy helps clients get in touch with, awaken, and learn to trust their creative inner life, while therapists use their imaginations to mentalise the suffering other and to trace the unconscious stirrings evoked by the intimacy of the consulting room....
Attachment theory provides an overall framework for thinking about relationships, or about those aspects of relationships that are shaped by threat and the need for security, themes that are central to the work of psychotherapy. This book explores the contribution of attachment theory to everyday psycho-therapeutic practice.
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