Systemic Therapy and Attachment Narratives explores how attachment-based ideas can be used in clinical practice by offering a practical and sophisticated exposition of clinical approaches.
This new edition offers an updated overview of the integrations of attachment, systemic and narrative theory, and practice incorporating key developments in developmental trauma, intergenerational trauma and neuroscience of the emotional brain. It shows how early emotional experiences set the tone of the narratives we develop about our lives and how these in turn shape our emotional connections. This edition is more oriented towards activities and features more visual representations of problematic patterns of interaction, showing their significance for the family members. It also uses clinical examples to provide guidance on using attachment narrative therapy in different clinical contexts and with various client groups.
The book provides practical guidance for a range of mental health professionals including family therapists, child, adolescent and adult psychotherapists, clinical psychologists and social workers, enabling them to apply this approach in a range of contexts.
About the Author:
Rudi Dallos, PhD is the Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Plymouth. He has worked as a family therapist for 40 years in a variety of settings, including with children, adolescents, eating disorders and most recently families where a child has a diagnosis of autism. He has published a range of papers and books on Family Therapy as well as Attachment Narrative Therapy and his research and practice has led to the development of the ANT model.
Arlene Vetere, PhD is Professor Emeritus of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice at VID Specialized University, Oslo, Norway. She is a clinical psychologist and systemic psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer, registered in the UK, where she lives and practises.