Treating Attachment Disorders

Second Edition
From Theory to Therapy

Karl Heinz Brisch
Foreword by Lotte Köhler
Afterword by Inge Bretherton
Translated by Kenneth Kronenberg

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“I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the application of attachment theory for any client group. There is something for everyone here and much to provoke thought and further discussion.”

Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry

“A useful, unpretentious, and eminently readable book. The theory, research, and case material addressed in it are crucial to consider for those interested in reflective, honest, and effective clinical practice.”

Psychologist-Psychoanalyst APA Division 39 Newsletter

“This is a wonderful textbook for any one treating children with attachment disorders, particularly if involved in individual psychotherapy.”

Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

“The author presents a clear summary of the basic tenets of attachment theory and its theoretical and empirical development....It is then possible for the reader to engage in the author's case illustrations of how knowledge of attachment dynamics can usefully influence a diverse range of psychotherapeutic work.”

Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic

“Treating Attachment Disorders is delightfully readable....The reader is quickly drawn into the cases, all of which are interesting and pertinent to clinical practice....[Brisch] offers much for both the novice clinician, for whom learning to establish a secure base is crucial, and for experienced ones who want to integrate attachment theory into their work. Child therapists, in particular, will find many valuable insights....Treating Attachment Disorders is an important and very timely book that shows how understanding attachment and keeping it in mind can immeasurably enrich one's clinical experience.”

International Journal of Psychoanalysis (on previous edition)

“Brisch's outstanding integration of John Bowlby's theory of attachment and analytic practice is fascinating to read....Highly recommended. Upper-division graduates and above.”

Choice Reviews

“This second edition is an essential resource for clinicians, scholars, students, and all others seeking a fuller understanding of attachment disorders across the lifespan and how to treat them. Brisch wisely agrees with other leading authorities that ‘holding therapy’ is wrongheaded and irreconcilable with attachment theory. But how then should the serious emotional and behavioral troubles that typify the notion of attachment disorders be treated? For what is arguably the best and most comprehensive, research-based, and sensitive answer to date, read Brisch!”

—Howard Steele, PhD, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Psychology, New School for Social Research