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Attachment Theory for Social Work Practice
 
 
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05 Jul 1995
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The quality of early social relationships has a deep bearing on our psychological and social development; adversity in childhood can lead to adult relationships that may be difficult and distressing. This book addresses the needs of social workers in understanding and assessing the nature and origins of such disturbed social relationships. Taking a comprehensive and wide-ranging look at the theories emerging in and around attachment theory, it provides a sophisticated but accessible base from which social workers can make sensitive assessments and develop humane practices.


Description

The quality of early social relationships has a deep bearing on our psychological and social development; adversity in childhood can lead to adult relationships that may be difficult and distressing. This book addresses the needs of social workers in understanding and assessing the nature and origins of such disturbed social relationships. Taking a comprehensive and wide-ranging look at the theories emerging in and around attachment theory, it provides a sophisticated but accessible base from which social workers can make sensitive assessments and develop humane practices.


Reviews

'This book is recommended not just to those working in the field of child protection and family therapy, but also to those interested in promoting positive health and well-being for children and their carers.' - Kay French, Community Practitioner

'David Howe has identified a major gap in the literature... A substantial book, which explores attachment in the wider context of developmental psychology and especially the development of the infant's social relationships. Despite its avowed practice focus, it is well researched and scholarly, and provides a comprehensive synthesis of a complex and developing field.' - Child Psychology and Psychiatry


Contents

Acknowledgements
Social Work and Social Relationships
Becoming a Social Being
The Development of Social Understanding
Attachment Theory and Social Relationships
The Organisation of Experience
Ainsworth's Attachment Classification System
Disturbed Social Relationships
Relationships With Parents and Family
Relationships With Peers
Relationships With Self
Relationships With Society
Relationships With Partners
Relationships With Children
Resilience and the Development of Protective Mechanisms
Assessment
Responses
Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index