This monograph contains a rich variety of material that is not usually included in traditional writings on trauma. In addition to the theoretical and clinical perspectives, poetry and storytelling join in to weave a vivid tapestry of multifaceted approaches to trauma. Whilst remaining true to its theoretical base (which, of course, is Bowlby's attachment theory), the monograph succeeds in locating its subject matter in wider perspectives, thus enabling the reader to appreciate the complexity of contributing factors. It is not easy to compile a single publication out of a conference; yet, this monograph achieves its objective by offering a coherent treatment of trauma that also includes some up-to-date approaches and innovations. The papers are written with authority, clarity and sensitivity and will provide the reader with a most beneficial elaboration of trauma from an attachment theory perspective.
ContentsContributorsAcknowledgmentsTrauma and Attachment: Introduction: Sarah Benamer and Kate WhiteATTACHMENT THEORY AND THE JOHN BOWLBY MEMORIAL LECTURE 2006: A SHORT HISTORY: Bernice LaschingerTRUTH AND RECONCILIATION? Gillian SlovoSURVIVING THE CARE SYSTEM: Chris PurnellDEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA DISORDER: Bessel van der KolkDEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA IN ADULTS: Felicity de ZuluetaTHE HUNGRY SELF: Sue RichardsonTHE SHADOW OF MURDER: Rachel WingfieldHOW DO WE HELP OURSELVES?: Valerie SinasonTRAUMA AND ATTACHMENT READING LIST
A series of books taken from the annual John Bowlby Memorial Conference Lecture, produced in association with the John Bowlby Centre, London.