Attachment-focused Family Therapy Workbook

Author: Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393706499

Category: Psychology

Page: 253

View: 4731

Daniel A. Hughes, a leading practitioner in his field, specializes in an attachment-oriented approach to family therapy. Applying his model to children and families with a range of psychological problems, this book distills just the clinical strategies, offering practitioners a host of practical exercises and interventions on the core skills of his treatment program. An accompanying DVD demonstrates Hughes putting these strategies to work in a therapy session, revealing the undeniable power of attachment-focused family therapy to create a safe psychological space for families to repair attachment breaks and build the foundation for a healthier future.

Attachment-Focused Family Therapy

Author: Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393075410

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

View: 7796

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.

Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children

Author: Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393707151

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

View: 3601

An expert clinician brings attachment theory into the realm of parenting skills. Attachment security and affect regulation have long been buzzwords in therapy circles, but many of these ideas—so integral to successful therapeutic work with kids and adolescents— have yet to be effectively translated to parenting practice itself. Moreover, as neuroscience reveals how the human brain is designed to work in good relationships, and how such relationships are central to healthy human development, the practical implications for the parent-child attachment relationship become even more apparent. Here, a leading attachment specialist with over 30 years of clinical experience brings the rich and comprehensive field of attachment theory and research from inside the therapy room to the outside, equipping therapists and caregivers with practical parenting skills and techniques rooted in proven therapeutic principles. A guide for all parents and a resource for all mental health clinicians and parent-educators who are searching for ways to effectively love, discipline, and communicate with children, this book presents the techniques and practices that are fundamental to optimal child development and family functioning—how to set limits, provide guidance, and manage the responsibilities and difficulties of daily life, while at the same time communicating safety, fun, joy, and love. Filled with valuable clinical vignettes and sample dialogues, Hughes shows how attachment-focused research can guide all those who care for children in their efforts to better raise them.

The Neurobiology of Attachment-Focused Therapy: Enhancing Connection & Trust in the Treatment of Children & Adolescents (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Author: Jonathan Baylin,Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393711056

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 6564

Uniting attachment-focused therapy and neurobiology to help distrustful and traumatized children revive a sense of trust and connection. How can therapists and caregivers help maltreated children recover what they were born with: the potential to experience the safety, comfort, and joy of having trustworthy, loving adults in their lives? This groundbreaking book explores, for the first time, how the attachment-focused family therapy model can respond to this question at a neural level. It is a rich, accessible investigation of the brain science of early childhood and developmental trauma. Each chapter offers clinicians new insights—and powerful new methods—to help neglected and insecurely attached children regain a sense of safety and security with caring adults. Throughout, vibrant clinical vignettes drawn from the authors' own experience illustrate how informed clinical processes can promote positive change. Authors Baylin and Hughes have collaborated for many years on the treatment of maltreated children and their caregivers. Both experienced psychologists, their shared project has bee the development of the science-based model of attachment-focused therapy in this book—a model that links clinical interventions to the crucial underlying processes of trust, mistrust, and trust building—helping children learn to trust caregivers and caregivers to be the "trust builders" these children need. The book begins by explaining the neurobiology of blocked trust, using the latest social neuroscience to show how the child's early development gets channeled into a core strategy of defensive living. Subsequent chapters address, among other valuable subjects, how new research on behavioral epigenetics has shown ways that highly stressful early life experiences affect brain development through patterns of gene expression, adapting the child's brain for mistrust rather than trust, and what it means for treatment approaches. Finally, readers will learn what goes on in the child's brain during attachment-focused therapy, honing in on the dyadic processes of adult-child interaction that seem to embody the core "mechanisms of change": elements of attachment-focused interventions that target the child's defensive brain, calm this system, and reopen the child's potential to learn from new experiences with caring adults, and that it is safe to depend upon them. If trust is to develop and care is to be restored, clinicians need to know what prevents the development of trust in the first place, particularly when a child is living in an environment of good care for a long period of time. What do abuse and neglect do to the development of children's brains that makes it so difficult for them to trust adults who are so different from those who hurt them? This book presents a brain-based understanding that professionals can apply to answering these questions and encouraging the development of healthy trust.

Bindungsstörungen

Von der Bindungstheorie zur Therapie

Author: Karl Heinz Brisch

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608202889

Category: Psychology

Page: 378

View: 1643

Ein Bestseller und Standardwerk, das Strategien weist für Diagnostik, Therapie und Elternschaft: Karl Heinz Brisch entwickelt in dieser vollständig überarbeiteten Ausgabe der »Bindungsstörungen« die integrative therapeutische Praxis um John Bowlbys Paradigma der Bindung weiter und eröffnet neue Perspektiven des Helfens und der Prävention. »Bindungsstörungen« zeigt Mittel und Möglichkeiten, psychische Störungen aus dem bindungstheoretischen Blickwinkel zu diagnostizieren und zu behandeln - in verschiedenen Settings: ambulant, stationär und in Kooperation mit Kinderärzten und Gynäkologen. In eigenen Untersuchungen und vielen anschaulichen klinischen Beispielen entwirft Brisch die Prinzipien einer bindungsorientierten Psychotherapie. Die Neuauflage berücksichtigt neueste Erkenntnisse aus den Neurowissenschaften, beispielsweise zu den Spiegelneuronen, und aus Längsschnitt- und Therapiestudien, neue Präventionsprogramme wie SAFE®-Sichere Ausbildung für Eltern und BASE®-Babywatching in Kindergarten und Schule.

Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Children and Families

Author: Daniel A. Hughes,Kim S. Golding,Julie Hudson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039371246X

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 575

From the founder of DDP, this updated and comprehensive guide is the authoritative text on DDP. DDP is an attachment-focused treatment for children and adolescents who experience abuse and neglect and who are now living in stable foster and adoptive families. Its central interventions are influenced by enhanced knowledge about the structure and functions of the brain, as well as the latest findings regarding developmental trauma and the related attachment problems it brings.

The Neurobiology of Attachment-Focused Therapy

Enhancing Connection and Trust in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents

Author: Jonathan Baylin,Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393711042

Category: Attachment disorder in children

Page: 304

View: 2819

Uniting attachment-focused therapy and neurobiology to help distrustful and traumatized children revive a sense of trust and connection.

Der achtsame Therapeut

Ein Leitfaden für die Praxis

Author: Daniel J. Siegel

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 3641068797

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 1286

Studien belegen, dass die Gegenwärtigkeit und Achtsamkeit des Therapeuten zentral für den Behandlungserfolg sind. Dr. med. Daniel Siegel, Autor des hochgelobten Buches »Das achtsame Gehirn«, eröffnet einen neuartigen Zugang zu therapeutischer Arbeit, der die Art und Weise, wie wir Therapie verstehen, in den kommenden Jahren revolutionieren wird. Wie Therapie Erfolg hat Wichtiges Grundlagenwerk für die therapeutische Praxis Von einem der renommiertesten Gehirnforscher weltweit

Die Sonnenschwestern

Roman

Author: Tracy Rees

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843718261

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

View: 2797

"Atmosphärisch und elegant geschrieben. Die Sonnenschwestern ist eine berührende Geschichte mit vielen liebevollen, historischen Details." Lucinda Riley London, 2006: Noras ist fast 40 und hat doch keine Ahnung, wer sie ist. Warum weiß sie so gut wie nichts über ihre Familiengeschichte? Spontan kündigt sie Job und Wohnung, lässt alles hinter sich und reist nach Tenby, einem kleinen Ort im Süden von Wales, um sich auf die Spuren ihrer Familie zu begeben. Tenby, 1956: Jedes Jahr verbringt Chloe ihre Ferien im Süden von Wales. An ihrer Seite ist stets ihr Sandkastenfreund LLew, ein kluger Junge aus armen Verhältnissen, der heimlich in Chloe verliebt ist. Doch ein dramatischer Vorfall bringt die beiden auseinander. Sie sehen sich nie wieder, vergessen können sie sich nicht. 50 Jahre später findet Nora in dem idyllischen Ort nicht nur ihren eigenen Frieden, sondern auch eine altes Familiengeheimnis, das nun endlich gelöst werden kann.

8 Keys to Building Your Best Relationships (8 Keys to Mental Health)

Author: Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393708802

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 6225

Bringing attachment theory essentials to everyday life. A revolution is under way in how we understand the nature of relationships, how we develop in those relationships, and how our brains function synergistically in connection with others. This field is known as attachment theory, and until now most of the cutting-edge insights have been written in “researcher-speak” and reserved for neurologists, psychologists, and others in the healing professions. Here veteran therapist and specialist in attachment disorders Daniel A. Hughes demystifies the research for lay people. By summarizing in short, easy-to-read “keys” the theory and brain science that underpin our ability to form relationships, he skillfully reveals how we can become better friends, spouses, siblings, and children. For anyone interested in how to develop meaningful new relationships or how to deepen and enrich their current ones, this book makes sense of it all.

Trauma, Attachment and Family Permanence

Fear Can Stop You Loving

Author: Caroline Archer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846423872

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 6245

Fostered and adopted children can present major challenges resulting from unresolved attachment issues and early traumatic experiences. In this much-needed book, the contributors provide a variety of complementary perspectives on the needs of these children and their families, focusing on ways of integrating attachment theory and developmental psychology into effective practice. Examining multiple aspects of work with children who are unable to live with their birth families, the book includes contributions on the assessment, preparation and support needs of children and families, attachment and the neurobiological effects of trauma, effective management of contact with birth families and developmental challenges in school settings. The use of creative arts therapies, alongside developmental reparenting strategies as part of a long-term attachment therapy `package', are explored in some detail. A fictionalised family, used as a working example throughout Part 2, brings practical interventions to life: illustrating the Family Futures' inclusive approach, where adoptive and foster parents become pivotal members of the therapeutic team. In addition, contributions from real-life user families illustrate some of the challenges they face and demonstrate how the developmental attachment-based approach has worked for them. Bringing together a rich and innovative selection of ideas for adoption and fostering practice across the disciplines, this book will be a valuable resource for all involved in supporting substitute families.

Creating Loving Attachments

Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child

Author: Kim S. Golding,Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849052271

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 5979

Troubled children need special parenting to build attachments and heal from trauma. This book provides a parenting model that parents and carers can follow to incorporate love, play, acceptance, curiosity and empathy into their parenting. These elements are vital to a child's development and will help children to feel confident, secure and happy.

Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment

Author: Daniel A. Hughes,Jonathan Baylin

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393707687

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 1769

An attachment specialist and a clinical psychologist with neurobiology expertise team up to explore the brain science behind parenting. In this groundbreaking exploration of the brain mechanisms behind healthy caregiving, attachment specialist Daniel A. Hughes and veteran clinical psychologist Jonathan Baylin guide readers through the intricate web of neuronal processes, hormones, and chemicals that drive—and sometimes thwart—our caregiving impulses, uncovering the mysteries of the parental brain. The biggest challenge to parents, Hughes and Baylin explain, is learning how to regulate emotions that arise—feeling them deeply and honestly while staying grounded and aware enough to preserve the parent–child relationship. Stress, which can lead to “blocked” or dysfunctional care, can impede our brain’s inherent caregiving processes and negatively impact our ability to do this. While the parent–child relationship can generate deep empathy and the intense motivation to care for our children, it can also trigger self-defensive feelings rooted in our early attachment relationships, and give rise to “unparental” impulses. Learning to be a “good parent” is contingent upon learning how to manage this stress, understand its brain-based cues, and respond in a way that will set the brain back on track. To this end, Hughes and Baylin define five major “systems” of caregiving as they’re linked to the brain, explaining how they operate when parenting is strong and what happens when good parenting is compromised or “blocked.” With this awareness, we learn how to approach kids with renewed playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy, re-regulate our caregiving systems, foster deeper social engagement, and facilitate our children’s development. Infused with clinical insight, illuminating case examples, and helpful illustrations, Brain-Based Parenting brings the science of caregiving to light for the first time. Far from just managing our children’s behavior, we can develop our “parenting brains,” and with a better understanding of the neurobiological roots of our feelings and our own attachment histories, we can transform a fraught parent-child relationship into an open, regulated, and loving one.

Handbook of Attachment, Third Edition

Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications

Author: Jude Cassidy,Phillip R. Shaver

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462536646

Category: Medical

Page: 1068

View: 2915

Widely regarded as the state-of-the-science reference on attachment, this handbook interweaves theory and cutting-edge research with clinical applications. Leading researchers examine the origins and development of attachment theory; present biological and evolutionary perspectives; and explore the role of attachment processes in relationships, including both parent–child and romantic bonds. Implications for mental health and psychotherapy are addressed, with reviews of exemplary attachment-oriented interventions for children and adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Contributors discuss best practices in assessment and critically evaluate available instruments and protocols. New to This Edition *Chapters on genetics and epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, and sexual mating. *Chapters on compassion, school readiness, and the caregiving system across the lifespan. *Chapter probing the relation between attachment and other developmental influences. *Nearly a decade's worth of theoretical and empirical advances.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling

Author: Jon Carlson,Shannon B. Dermer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483369544

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 2008

View: 8493

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family and Couples Counseling is a new, all-encompassing, landmark work for researchers seeking to broaden their knowledge of this vast and diffuse field. Marriage and family counseling programs are established at institutions worldwide, yet there is no current work focused specifically on family therapy. While other works have discussed various methodologies, cases, niche aspects of the field and some broader views of counseling in general, this authoritative Encyclopedia provides readers with a fully comprehensive and accessible reference to aid in understanding the full scope and diversity of theories, approaches, and techniques and how they address various life events within the unique dynamics of families, couples, and related interpersonal relationships. Key topics include: Assessment Communication Coping Diversity Interventions and Techniques Life Events/Transitions Sexuality Work/Life Issues, and more Key features include: More than 500 signed articles written by key figures in the field span four comprehensive volumes Front matter includes a Reader’s Guide that groups related entries thematically Back matter includes a history of the development of the field, a Resource Guide to key associations, websites, and journals, a selected Bibliography of classic publications, and a detailed Index All entries conclude with Further Readings and Cross References to related entries to aid the reader in their research journey

Restoring Resilience: Discovering Your Clients' Capacity for Healing

Author: Eileen Russell

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393706907

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 6461

Cultivating what is right, rather than focusing on what is wrong, for therapy that works. People enter therapy not just because they are stuck and struggling, but also because they are ready for change and have some hope of experiencing it. That readiness is a manifestation of each person’s innate resilience, their capacity to work on their own behalf to heal. Many of the common modes of clinical work focus on pathology, the effects of habits or conditions that can be healed through clinical work. Eileen Russell, without discounting the importance of pathology, offers us the idea that the best way to help with what’s going wrong in people’s lives is to build from the foundation of what’s going right. In this book, therapists will learn how to identify the potential for resilience in clients and help them cultivate and deepen it for lasting change. Drawing on interpersonal neurobiology and affect regulation research, as well as a number of theoretical orientations including Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Focusing, attachment theory, and EMDR, Russell provides the essential tools and background for any therapist interested in engaging in resilience-oriented therapy. She includes a wealth of thoughtfully annotated examples from her own clinical work, shares inspiring, illuminating stories of patients who have become more resilient through therapy, and offers many practical tips for clinicians along the way.

Traumafokussierte kognitive Verhaltenstherapie bei Kindern und Jugendlichen

Author: Judith A. Cohen,Anthony P. Mannarino,Esther Deblinger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540885702

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

View: 2554

Die in den USA entwickelte „Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy" ist ein verhaltenstherapeutischer Ansatz zur Bearbeitung von Traumata und Trauer bei Kindern und Jugendlichen. Der Therapieansatz wird sehr anschaulich anhand konkreter Beispiele und direkt auf die Therapiesituation bezogen dargestellt. Arbeitsblätter, Beispieldialoge und spezifische Problem-Lösung-Gegenüberstellungen ermöglichen eine schnelle Umsetzung in die Praxis. Die 19 Module des Programms können schnell erfasst und gezielt vertieft werden.