Attachment Narrative Therapy: Integrating Narrative, Systemic and Attachment Therapies

Author(s) : Rudi Dallos

Attachment Narrative Therapy: Integrating Narrative, Systemic and Attachment Therapies

Book Details

  • Publisher : Open University Press
  • Published : January 2006
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Attachment Theory
  • Category 2 :
    Brief Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 23262
  • ISBN 13 : 9780335214174
  • ISBN 10 : 0335214177
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This book sets out a framework for practice - attachment narrative therapy - that provides a new approach to working with families, couples and individuals. This is not offered as a prescriptive model but as an aid and guide to practice that draws aspects of narrative and attachment therapy into systemic work. The synthesis of these ideas offers clinicians a new integrative way to approach their practice - one in which the three approaches are used to create a greater whole than their constituent parts.

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* What are some of the central connections between narrative, systemic and attachment therapies?
* How do early emotional experiences in families shape our narratives about ourselves and our families?
* In what ways do family attachments shape our narrative abilities, such as being able to reflect on and integrate our experiences?

The book includes:

* Clinical examples
* Personal reflections
* Frameworks for clinical practice
* Therapeutic guides that include details of the application of core techniques
* Extensive reading guides that offer connections to related theory and practice

Attachment Narrative Therapy is essential reading for a wide variety of therapists and counsellors along with researchers and trainers in those fields. It also provides insight into good practice for health and social welfare professionals in the area of family and child welfare.

Contents:
Introduction
Attachment stories
Biology and stories: Attachment theory
Interacting stories: Narrative systematic therapy
Attachments in family contexts
ANT ' an integrative model
Re-authoring lives: Clinical applications
Discussion
Index

About the Author(s)

Rudi Dallos is Programme Director and Professor in Clinical Psychology on the Plymouth University doctoral training course in clinical psychology. He is also a consultant clinical psychologist and teaches on several family therapy training courses. He has published a number books including Researching Psychotherapy and Counselling (2005, co-written with Arlene Vetere), Attachment Narrative Therapy (2006) and Reflective Practice in Psychotherapy and Counselling (2009, co-edited with Jacqui Stedmon).

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