IAttachment and Family Systems is a cogent and compelling text addressing the undeniable overlap between two systems of thought that deal with the nature of interpersonal relationships and how these impact functioning. In this enlightening work, leading thinkers in the field apply attachment theory within a systemic framework to a variety of life cycle transitional tasks and clinical issues.
"This book is a valuable contribution to the field. Erdman and Caffery present the logical combination of two powerful theories for change. It provides the clearest and most up-to-date statement on current thinking." -- Patricia Stevens, PhD, President, International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
"This book addresses, in an intriguing manner, the compelling overlap between two systems of thought that address the nature of interpersonal relationships and how these impact functioning throughout the lifespan." -- Mo Therese Hannah, PhD, Siena College
"A timely exploration of how the two systems of thought might be combined. …does an excellent job reviewing the current state of play. In bringing together a range of informed and therapeutically talented contributors, the editors help re-unite two of psychology’s leading theories on the nature of interpersonal relationships, socio-emotional development and psychological change." -- David Howe, BSc, MA, PhD, PGCE, CQSW, University of East Anglia
1. Implications of Attachment Research for the Field of Family Therapy, Robert Marvin
2. Family Level Emotional Climate and its Impact on the Flexibility of Relationship Representations, Jean Talbot and James McHale
LIFE CYCLE TRANSITIONS: CHILD/ADOLESCENT PERSPECTIVE
3. Attachment Theory Applied to Adolescents, Stacy Cretzmeyer
4. Adolescence and Attachment: From Theory to Treatment Implications, Susan Mackey
LIFE CYCLE TRANSITIONS: ADULT PERSEPCTIVE
5. Therapy with Clients' Attachment-Related Love and Work Struggles, Carole Pistole
6. The Systemic Nature of Couple Relationships: An Attachment Perspective, Judy Feeney
7. A Systemic Approach to Restructuring Adult Attachment: The EFT Model of Couples Therapy, Susan M. Johnson and Marlene Best
SPECIFIC CLINICAL ISSUES
8. Linking Systems and Attachment Theory: A Conceptual Framework for Marital Violence, Claire Haslam and Phyllis Erdman
9. An Approach to Treatment of Attachment Issues in the Adult and Child Subsystems Through the Use of Thematic Play Therapy in Conjunction with Couples Therapy, Michael R. Carns, Robin English, Leslie Huling, Ann Carns
10. Integrative Systemic Approaches to Attachment-Related Trauma, Sylvia Marotta
11. Attachment Theory and Family Systems Theory as Frameworks for Understanding the Intergenerational Transmission of Family Violence, Pamela Alexander and Stephanie Warner
The Family Therapy and Counseling Series is devoted to providing practitioners and students with current information on specific topics relevant to marriage and family therapy, counseling, couples therapy, and child and adolescent therapy.
Forthcoming volumes in the series will explore immigrant families, aging, couples therapy, and parenting.