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Shattered States

Disorganised Attachment and its Repair, 1st Edition

Edited by Judy Yellin, Kate White


238 pages

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This book is an outcome of the fourteenth John Bowlby Memorial Conference held in London. The conference covers the theme of understanding and treatment of the extreme state experienced in psychosis and major dissociative disorders by clients who have not benefited from psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Attachment theory and The John Bowlby Memorial Lecture 2007: a short history -- The infanticidal origins of psychosis: the role of trauma in schizophrenia -- Disorganized attachment and the therapeutic relationship with people in shattered states -- Shattered shame states and their repair -- “You can kill me with what you say”: working with shattered states and the breakdown of inner and outer, self and other, from an attachment-based perspective -- Reading list -- Background information about The Bowlby Centre

About the Series

The Bowlby Centre Monograph Series

A series of books taken from the annual John Bowlby Memorial Conference Lecture, produced in association with the John Bowlby Centre, London.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health