From Broken Attachments to Earned Security: The Role of Empathy in Therapeutic Change

Editor : Andrew Odgers

From Broken Attachments to Earned Security: The Role of Empathy in Therapeutic Change

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2014
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 160
  • Category :
    Attachment Theory
  • Catalogue No : 35064
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782201052
  • ISBN 10 : 178220105X

Reviews and Endorsements

‘Empathy and attachment security, although natural bedfellows, make surprisingly few appearances together in the literature. So it is a delight to find the two of them sharing star billing in this excellent monograph. Six talented authors write about their own ideas and practices around the themes of empathy and earned security. Throughout, we are treated to wise words and compelling cases. If you want your commitment to the healing power of the human relationship renewed, then look no further than this fine collection.’
— David Howe, Emeritus Professor, University of East Anglia, Norwich

'Is empathy the elixir for psychotherapy? Or, is it just a cosy ideal of mothering and being nice? How does it differ from sympathy, Einfühlung, or feeling onseself into the life of another? How does it help those in psychological distress? These and many other questions are addressed by this collection of papers from the eighteenth annual conference of the Bowlby Centre. As always, the perspective offered by this group inspired by attachment theory is wide-ranging and profound, based on close experience of working with people in distress. Altogether, this book is an eye-opener – a valuable resource for students, seasoned practitioners, and health-service professionals alike.’
— Dr Tirril Harris, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London

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