Drawn from the John Bowlby Memorial Conference, the theme of this book addresses the often hidden and ignored subject of attachment, race and culture. Can our individual narratives in relation to race, culture and attachment be unmasked in the therapeutic dyad to reveal our human connectedness? The contributors explore how the conscious and unconscious meanings of therapists' and clients' racial and cultural identities shape the dialogue between them. How this emerges for both therapist and client in their work together is illustrated in clinical accounts.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the monograph of the 12th John Bowlby Memorial Conference 2005 -- Attachment theory and the John Bowlby Memorial Lecture -- Racism -- Revisiting the concepts of racism and culture: Some thoughts on the clinical implications -- Difference -- Invisibility -- Unmasking difference, culture, and attachment in the psychoanalytic space -- The John Bowlby Memorial Lecture 2005 -- Response to Kimberlyn Leary's paper -- Introduction to the Centre for Attachment-Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy