An alternative to existing bipolar choices, this book looks at individuals and their distances from the self (individuation-deindividuation) and from others (attachment-detachment). Simultaneously theoretical, empirical, and applied, this book can be reasonably applied to all types of individuals involved in interpersonal situations regardless of culture, age, gender, or sexual orientations. Broken into four parts, In the first part, Definitions and Measurements, the author includes an introduction to the Individuation-Attachment Questionnaire.
Implications of TILT for Individuals is the basis for part two and includes a view of TILT across the life span. The next section extends the analysis to TILT for Couples and Families. The clinician, counselors, and individuals attempting to help himself/herself are addressed in the final part: TILT for the Clinician and includes application of TILT to everyday life.
The text brings to life, through extensive description, the questions and situations consistently raised in couples therapy: space-too much or not enough. TILT: Teaching Individuals To Live Together presents a unique model of individuation and attachment and was developed to facilitate the understanding of the complex relationship between these two developmental processes across the life span. The model shows how we gradually develop our boundaries and hence reduce the need for defensive interpersonal walls. The TILT Model has applications in the fields of therapy, education, and organizational development. Thus, it will be of interest to mental health professionals including psychotherapists, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. Practitioners of transactional analysis will find this book of supreme interest and usefulness.
Table of Contents
Part I. Definitions and Measurement. The Problem of Psychological Distance: A Distinction Between Walls and Boundaries. The Individuation-Attachment Questionnaire: A Bidimensional Measurement Approach. Part II Tilt for Individuals. Developing a Model: Distinguishing Developmental and Clinical Axes. Clinical Illustrations for Individuals. TILT Across the Life Span: From Mistrust to Trust. Part III. TILT for Couples and Families. TILT for Couples: Helping Couples Grow Together. Clinical Illustrations for Couples. TILT for Families: A Family Study on Adolescent Suicide. Part IV. TILT for the Clinician. A Developmental Guide for the Clinician. Conclusions: Applications to Other Areas. References.
Kalman J. Kaplan,