This book demonstrates that the relationship between attachment theory and psychoanalysis is more complex than adherents of either community generally recognize. It provides a brief overview of attachment theory and some key findings of attachment research.
Table of Contents
Preamble -- Introduction to Attachment Theory -- Key Findings of Attachment Research -- Freud's Models and Attachment Theory -- Structural Approaches: The North American Structural Approach -- Modifications of the Structural Model -- The Klein—Bion Model -- The Independent School of British Psychoanalysis and Its Relation to Attachment Theory -- North American Object Relations Theorists and Attachment Theory -- Modern Psychoanalytic Infant Psychiatry: The Work of Daniel Stern -- The Interpersonal-Relational Approach: From Sullivan to Mitchell -- Psychoanalytic Attachment Theorists -- Summary: What Do Psychoanalytic Theories and Attachment Theory Have in Common? -- How Can Attachment Theory Benefit from Psychoanalytic Insights? -- Conclusion