Articles Tagged "attachment theory" (Page 2)

Jeremy Holmes (2014) offers here a book, rich with the wisdom of an experienced clinician, that celebrates the imagination as an essential component of the psychotherapeutic process, using examples from literature to provide insight into important aspects of clinical work. He argues that literature and psychodynamic therapy share an “aesthetics” based upon a “paradoxical combination […]

May 31, 2015

In 1988 John Bowlby published a groundbreaking collection of his lectures and essays. He inspired a generation of researchers by asserting that the therapist-client relationship has key features in common with parent-child attachments. Roughly coinciding with the 25th anniversary of Bowlby’s book, four meta-analyses have recently been published. These articles and other summaries take stock […]

Dr. Smith talks about her experiences working with Harry Harlow, her thoughts and approach to understanding psychopathology from an interpersonal perspective, the role and power of mental representations of caregivers and siblings, and what psychotherapy can learn from the natural sciences. About Lorna Smith Benjamin, Ph.D. Dr. Smith is a Professor of Psychology at the […]

Oct 15, 2008

Over the past decade, researchers have found that Bowlby’s attachment theory (1973, 1988) has important implications for counseling and psychotherapy (Cassidy & Shaver, 1999, Lopez, 1995; Lopez & Brennan, 2000; Mallinckrodt, 2000). Attachment theory is a theory of affect regulation and interpersonal relationships. When individuals have caregivers who are emotionally responsive, they are likely to […]