The Routledge Handbooks of Attachment provide a uniquely detailed yet accessible approach to attachment. Paul Holmes and Steve Farnfield have assembled an international selection of contributors and here present three volumes covering theory, assessment and implications and interventions.
The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Theory presents a broadly based introduction to attachment theory and associated areas, written in an accessible style by experts from around the world. The book covers the basic theories of attachment and discusses the similarities and differences of the two predominant schools of attachment theory.
The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Assessment provides a detailed discussion of the formal measurement tools available to assess attachment across the age range, including with families. It contains comprehensive chapters on many attachment-based validated procedures for assessing parenting and evaluating risk, to enable professionals to decide what type of assessment is appropriate, who should conduct it and the usefulness of the results.
The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Implications and Interventions offers an introduction to therapies produced as a result of the popularity of attachment studies. These therapies can be divided into two categories: those that are ‘attachment-based’, in that they use evidence-based attachment assessments in their development, or ‘attachment-informed’, in that the theories of attachment have been integrated into the practice of existing schools of therapy.
The Routledge Handbooks of Attachment are indispensable guides for clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers working with and assessing children and families, clinicians in training and students.
"The clear explanations and terminology make the volumes readily accessible to higher degree students, psychology practitioners and researchers alike. As such, they provide an important contribution to the field that will be not only appreciated but regarded as essential reading by all those with an ongoing interest in the development and communication of psychological understanding about children’s attachment."- Janene Swalwell, The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist
The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Theory
The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Assessment
The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Implications and Interventions