Safety, Danger, and Protection in the Family and Community: A Systemic and Attachment-Informed Approach

Editor : Szymon Chrzastowski, Editor : Arlene Vetere

Safety, Danger, and Protection in the Family and Community: A Systemic and Attachment-Informed Approach

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2023
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 272
  • Category :
    Family, Couple and Systemic Therapy
  • Catalogue No : 97265
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032311098
  • ISBN 10 : 1032311096

Reviews and Endorsements

The texts in this book are both touching and enlightening. We comprehend through this volume how our basic needs for security and safety are intertwined with culture, politics and the influence of anthropocentrism on nature. We zoom in from the global level to the community, and then to family relations. The foresight and the courage of editors and authors must be highlighted. I wish this book a wide readership as it is an extremely rich and precious compendium for further thinking and acting.
Maria Borcsa, PhD, Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen, Germany. Past President of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA)

'The times they are a-changin', Bob Dylan sang. We live in a world of unprecedented adversity and unpredictability at a global scale. This book compels psychotherapists to think, reflect and act in adversity (climate changes, migration, pandemics, war) across different contexts (global, community, and couple-family). To face this challenge, one must navigate safety and security, as proposed by the Editors. Arlene and Simon guide us through a most wonderful voyage in a systemic-attachment ship where some authors share ideas to fight people’s vulnerability. An inspirational, useful, and respectful expedition.
Ana Paula Relvas, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal

We live in a world with a desperate need to understand and ameliorate dangers at every level of human life. This fascinating book is rooted in the extensive experience of Arlene Vetere in family violence and the shared base with her co-editor Szymon Chrząstowski in attachment narrative therapy. It coordinates the rich experience of its diverse authors in progressive contexts of the world, the community and the family. The book offers a sophisticated and carefully coordinated understanding of the wide ramifications and considerations of safety and security at each level of context. This structure will equip readers to understand the sources of danger at each level and to know what resources are available or could be mobilised for people and communities.
Peter Stratton, Emeritus Professor of Family Therapy, Leeds, UK

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