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Attachment-focused Therapy: Key Priniciples and Treatment Planning

Attachment-focused Therapy: Key Priniciples and Treatment Planning

Arthur Becker-Weidman

ISBN: 978-0-393-70748-9

*Norton agency titles

240 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Here in a single accessible guide, is a comprehensive go-to resource on the foundational principles and treatment guidelines for doing attachment therapy. Based on the work of the Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh), a leading organization on attachment in child development, it provides all the nuts and bolts a clinician needs to be familiar with to provide effective, informed, attachment-focused treatment to children and families.

  • A synopsis of attachment theory and styles
  • Core principles of attachment-focused therapy (synchrony, attunement, reciprocity, repair, regulation, and more)
  • Core concepts of trauma and trauma-focused therapy (resistance, therapeutic, and building a coherent narrative)
  • Intake and assessment methods
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Best practice standards and interventions
  • PTSD and other comorbidities
  • Treatment planning and behavior management
  • Vicarious trauma

Complex trauma and developmental trauma disorder are also covered in depth, as well as up-to-date information on how brain science has changed our understanding of relationships and developmental functioning, and, in turn, phases of treatment and intervention options.