Over recent decades, attachment theory has become central to understanding not only childhood development and how people survive and grow, but also the capacity of partners, parents and carers to offer safe and consistent care, particularly under difficult conditions. Updating a bestselling guide, Attachment-based Practice with Adults, Second Edition integrates attachment theory with other concepts to explore how we can understand and respond to troubled adults. By integrating audio, visual and written information around five characters and their stories, the guide shows how to make sense of, talk with and relate to individuals whose past relationships have caused them difficulties. The Second Edition also includes Attachment-based Practice with Adults: The Interviewing Guide, previously part of the manual but now included as a separate publication and also available to purchase separately.
Preface to the Second Edition Foreword by David Howe Introduction and How to Use This Guide Part One: Attachment Theory, Memory Systems, Discourse and the Learn Model 1. Introducing attachment theory; 2. Memory systems, integration and discourse; 3. The LEARN model for promoting narrative integration Part Two: Putting Attachment Theory to Work - Five Case Studies, with Guided Practice Exercises Introduction to Part Two; 4. Beth and the reorganising 'B' strategy; 5. Anne and the concerning 'A' strategy; 6. Adam and the endangering 'A' strategy; 7. Calum and the concerning 'C' strategy; 8. Christy and the endangering 'C' strategy Part Three: Integrating Attachment-Informed Practice Introduction to Part Three; 9. Principles and tools for assessment, formulation and treatment; 10. Supporting, supervising and sustaining practitioners using the attachment-based approach (co-written with Bridget Rothwell)
Clark Baim is a psychotherapist, supervisor, group leader and consultant. He is President of the British Psychodrama Association, and he is also on the faculty of the Family Relations Institute. He is lead author of the book Attachment-based Practice with Children, Adolescents and Families (Pavilion, 2022). Tony Morrison was a leading figure in social care, particularly respected for his work on supervision, interdisciplinary collaboration and staff development. He was the first chair of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers and was made an MBE in 1998. His book Supervision in Social Care (3e 2006) has become the standard text on the subject. Tony died suddenly in an accident in 2010.