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    DescriptionThis book presents a short and accessible introduction to what 'attachment' means and how to recognise attachment disorders in children. The author explains how complex problems in childhood may stem from the parent-child relationship during a child's early formative years, and later from the child's engagement with the broader social world. It explores the mindset of difficult and traumatised children and the motivations behind their apparently antisocial and defensive tendencies. "A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder" includes case vignettes to illustrate examples, and offers a comprehensive set of tried-and-tested practical strategies for parents, carers and practitioners in supportive roles caring for children.

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    A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colby Pearce
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9781843109570
    ISBN 10: 1843109573

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JMC
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25350
    BIC subject category V2: MMJ
    BISAC V2.8: FAM034000
    B&T General Subject: 200
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 09
    BISAC V2.8: MED069000, PSY022000, PSY006000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 618.928588
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 618.92/8588
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: RJ507.A77 P43 2009
    Thema V1.0: JMC, MKM
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    Publication date
    01 July 2009
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    Author Information
    Colby Pearce is Principal Psychologist at Secure Start, a private psychology practice based in Adelaide that provides assessment and psychotherapy services in the areas of child protection, inter-country adoption, refugees and community child and family psychology. He has extensive experience in the teaching and training of psychologists and other professionals particularly in relation to insecure and attachment disordered children. He lives in South Australia with his wife and three young children.
    Review quote
    'This excellent book is a concise description of the core characteristics of early attachment experience and how this impacts on children's expectations of themselves, of others and of the world in general. Attachment disorders are described in detail with recommendations for interventions which facilitate more hopeful development. It is relevant to those working with children in any setting, but in particular to carers of children whose early life has been affected by adversity.' - Dr Heather Geddes, Educational Psychotherapist, The Caspari Foundation, London
    Table of contents
    A Short Introduction. Prologue: A Tale of Three Mice.; Chapter 1. Understanding Attachment. What is Attachment? What are the origins of attachment? What is the Role of Attachment? How does Attachment Develop? What does Attachment look like? What Different Types of Attachment Exist? How does Caregiving Impact on Attachment? Accessibility and Responsiveness. Affective Attunement. Chapter Summary. Matthew's Story.; Chapter 2. Understanding Attachment Disorder. What is Attachment Disorder? What are Attachment Representations? What is the Contribution of Arousal and Overarousal? What is the Significance of Parental Accessibility? How do I Know if a Child has an Attachment Disorder? What does Attachment Disorder look like? Chapter Summary. Matthew's Story Continued.; Chapter 3. Parenting the Attachment Disordered Child. The Importance of Promoting Strong and Secure Attachment Relationships. First Principles. Addressing Accessibility Concerns. Changing Attachment Representations. Managing Arousal. Putting It All Together. Additional Considerations. Chapter Summary. Matthew's Story Continued.; Chapter 4. Treating the Attachment Disordered Child - What to Expect. What constitutes effective treatment? A strengths perspective. Caregiver participation. Some secrets of how attachment disordered children are engaged in psychotherapy.; Chapter Summary. Matthew's Story Continued. Postscript: Eyes are Mirrors for a Child's Soul.; Glossary of Terms.