Attachment : Focused Family Therapy

4.37 avg rating
( 51 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780393705263: Attachment : Focused Family Therapy
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Over fifty years ago, John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth’s research on the developmental psychology of children formed the basic tenets of attachment theory.

And for years, following these tenets, the theory’s focus has been on how children develop vis-a-vis the attachments―whether secure or insecure―they form with their caregivers.

In the therapy room, this has meant working with individuals one-on-one, with the therapist assuming the role of the attachment figure in order to provide a secure base for treating clients’ problems that arose from troubled interpersonal relationships in childhood.

Here, Daniel A. Hughes, an eminent clinician and attachment specialist, is the first to expand this traditional model, applying attachment theory to a family therapy setting. Drawing on more than 20 years of clinical experience, Hughes presents his comprehensive, effective, and accessible treatment model for working with all members of a family―not simply the individual in question―to recognize, resolve, and heal personal and family problems using principles from theories of attachment and intersubjectivity.

Beginning with an overview of attachment and intersubjectivity―the twin theories from which he forms his treatment plan―Hughes carefully outlines, chapter by chapter, the core principles and strategies of his family-based approach. He elaborates on the need to develop and maintain PACE (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy)―the central therapeutic stance of attachment-focused family therapy―and supplies tips and sample dialogues for implementing this position. The importance of fostering affective/reflective (a/r) dialogue is covered in detail, as well as helping families to manage shame, understand and embrace the break-and-repair cycle of their interactions, and explore and resolve childhood trauma. Also discussed are the more procedural issues of how to incorporate parents into therapeutic conversations, when and how to question them on their own attachment histories, and how to “be” with children.

Grounded in the fundamental principle of parents facilitating the healthy emotional development of their children, Attachment-Focused Family Therapy is the first book of its kind to offer therapists a complete manual for using attachment therapy with families. Extensive case studies, vignettes, and sample dialogues throughout clearly demonstrate how Hughes’s model plays out in the therapy room. By showing therapists how to create a bond of psychological safety and intersubjective discovery with parents and caregivers, Hughes reveals how they, in turn, can bring about similar experiences of safety and discovery for their children.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Daniel A. Hughes, PhD, is a prominent attachment specialist and private practitioner. President of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute, he consults and gives trainings in the U.S. and abroad on issues of attachment and family therapy. He is the author of Attachment-Focused Family Therapy, Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook, and Attachment-Focused Parenting.

Review:

“[A]n excellent resource for any therapist interested in applying attachment theory to work with children and parents in a family therapy context.”
- ASAP Newsletter

“[A]n engrossing and helpful explication of the nuts and bolts of what goes right and wrong with relationships from the earliest days of our childhoods.”
- New Therapist

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 35.00
US$ 29.30

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Daniel A. Hughes
Published by WW Norton & Co, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0393705269 ISBN 13: 9780393705263
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton & Co, United States, 2011. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. And for years, following these tenets, the theory's focus has been on how children develop vis-a-vis the attachments-whether secure or insecure-they form with their caregivers. In the therapy room, this has meant working with individuals one-on-one, with the therapist assuming the role of the attachment figure in order to provide a secure base for treating clients' problems that arose from troubled interpersonal relationships in childhood. Here, Daniel A. Hughes, an eminent clinician and attachment specialist, is the first to expand this traditional model, applying attachment theory to a family therapy setting. Drawing on more than 20 years of clinical experience, Hughes presents his comprehensive, effective, and accessible treatment model for working with all members of a family-not simply the individual in question-to recognize, resolve, and heal personal and family problems using principles from theories of attachment and intersubjectivity. Beginning with an overview of attachment and intersubjectivity-the twin theories from which he forms his treatment plan-Hughes carefully outlines, chapter by chapter, the core principles and strategies of his family-based approach. He elaborates on the need to develop and maintain PACE (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy)-the central therapeutic stance of attachment-focused family therapy-and supplies tips and sample dialogues for implementing this position. The importance of fostering affective/reflective (a/r) dialogue is covered in detail, as well as helping families to manage shame, understand and embrace the break-and-repair cycle of their interactions, and explore and resolve childhood trauma. Also discussed are the more procedural issues of how to incorporate parents into therapeutic conversations, when and how to question them on their own attachment histories, and how to "be" with children. Grounded in the fundamental principle of parents facilitating the healthy emotional development of their children, Attachment-Focused Family Therapy is the first book of its kind to offer therapists a complete manual for using attachment therapy with families. Extensive case studies, vignettes, and sample dialogues throughout clearly demonstrate how Hughes's model plays out in the therapy room. By showing therapists how to create a bond of psychological safety and intersubjective discovery with parents and caregivers, Hughes reveals how they, in turn, can bring about similar experiences of safety and discovery for their children. Seller Inventory # AAH9780393705263

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Daniel A. Hughes
Published by WW Norton & Co, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0393705269 ISBN 13: 9780393705263
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton & Co, United States, 2011. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. And for years, following these tenets, the theory's focus has been on how children develop vis-a-vis the attachments-whether secure or insecure-they form with their caregivers. In the therapy room, this has meant working with individuals one-on-one, with the therapist assuming the role of the attachment figure in order to provide a secure base for treating clients' problems that arose from troubled interpersonal relationships in childhood. Here, Daniel A. Hughes, an eminent clinician and attachment specialist, is the first to expand this traditional model, applying attachment theory to a family therapy setting. Drawing on more than 20 years of clinical experience, Hughes presents his comprehensive, effective, and accessible treatment model for working with all members of a family-not simply the individual in question-to recognize, resolve, and heal personal and family problems using principles from theories of attachment and intersubjectivity. Beginning with an overview of attachment and intersubjectivity-the twin theories from which he forms his treatment plan-Hughes carefully outlines, chapter by chapter, the core principles and strategies of his family-based approach. He elaborates on the need to develop and maintain PACE (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy)-the central therapeutic stance of attachment-focused family therapy-and supplies tips and sample dialogues for implementing this position. The importance of fostering affective/reflective (a/r) dialogue is covered in detail, as well as helping families to manage shame, understand and embrace the break-and-repair cycle of their interactions, and explore and resolve childhood trauma. Also discussed are the more procedural issues of how to incorporate parents into therapeutic conversations, when and how to question them on their own attachment histories, and how to "be" with children. Grounded in the fundamental principle of parents facilitating the healthy emotional development of their children, Attachment-Focused Family Therapy is the first book of its kind to offer therapists a complete manual for using attachment therapy with families. Extensive case studies, vignettes, and sample dialogues throughout clearly demonstrate how Hughes's model plays out in the therapy room. By showing therapists how to create a bond of psychological safety and intersubjective discovery with parents and caregivers, Hughes reveals how they, in turn, can bring about similar experiences of safety and discovery for their children. Seller Inventory # AAH9780393705263

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Hughes, Daniel A.
Published by W. W. Norton & Company 5/1/2007 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0393705269 ISBN 13: 9780393705263
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company 5/1/2007, 2007. Hardback or Cased Book. Condition: New. Attachment-Focused Family Therapy. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780393705263

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Hughes, Daniel A.
ISBN 10: 0393705269 ISBN 13: 9780393705263
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780393705263

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Hughes, Daniel A.
Published by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393705269 ISBN 13: 9780393705263
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0393705269 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2132602020

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Daniel A. Hughes
Published by WW Norton Publishers
ISBN 10: 0393705269 ISBN 13: 9780393705263
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0393705269

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Daniel A. Hughes
ISBN 10: 0393705269 ISBN 13: 9780393705263
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0393705269. Seller Inventory # ST0393705269

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Hughes, Daniel A.
Published by W. W. Norton & Company (2007)
ISBN 10: 0393705269 ISBN 13: 9780393705263
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0393705269

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Daniel A. Hughes
Published by WW Norton & Co
ISBN 10: 0393705269 ISBN 13: 9780393705263
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton & Co. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780393705263

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.03
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Daniel A. Hughes
Published by W. W. Norton and#38; Company (2007)
ISBN 10: 0393705269 ISBN 13: 9780393705263
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton and#38; Company, 2007. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # WN-9780393705263

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.71
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book