Attachment-Based Milieus for Healing Child and Adolescent Developmental Trauma
A Relational Approach for Use in Settings from Inpatient Psychiatry to Special Education Classrooms
This book presents an innovative relational and community based therapeutic model to ensure children's essential attachment needs are catered for in intensive mental health care.The text combines an overview of theory relating to attachment and trauma before laying out a model for working with children and adolescents in an attachment-informed way. The approach applies to a diverse range of settings - from in-patient psychiatric settings, through to schools-based programs, and provides the reader with the knowledge and guidance they need to introduce the approach in their own service. It also addresses the complexities of working with specific clinical populations, including children with ADHD, ASD, RAD and psychosis. Accessible for entry level clinical caretakers, yet sophisticated enough for clinical supervisors, this book is essential reading for professionals looking to improve the effectiveness of child and adolescent treatment programs.
John Stewart's new work is an excellent endeavor to describe the complex qualities that are central in developing and maintaining a milieu that provides young people with the relationships that they need to begin to trust. Dan Hughes, psychologist and founder of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
In Attachment-Based Milieus, John Stewart shares his original and practical approach to utilize relationship based approaches to healing. In a clear and well-written way, he provides us with the tools to leverage our Paleolithic tribal instincts in the service of plasticity and positive change Louis Cozolino PhD, Professor of Psychology, Pepperdine University
John Stewart has given us a gift. This book expands our use of attachment theory and provides a road map for institutions to travel on towards more secure base milieu care. Guy Diamond, Director, Center for Family Intervention Science, Drexel University, Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania
|Medium||Pb | 216 pages|