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A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder 2nd Edition

This book presents a short and accessible introduction to what 'attachment' means and how to recognise attachment disorders in children.

The author explains how complex problems in childhood may stem from the parent-child relationship during a child's early formative years, and later from the child's engagement with the broader social world. It explores the mindset of difficult and traumatised children and the motivations behind their apparently antisocial and defensive tendencies.

A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder includes case vignettes to illustrate examples, and offers a comprehensive set of tried-and-tested practical strategies for parents, carers and practitioners in supportive roles caring for children.


  • Prologue: A Tale of Three Mice
  • Chapter 1. Understanding Attachment and the Influence of Parental Care
  • Chapter 2. A Short Introduction to Attachment Disorder
  • Chapter 3. CARE to Promote Attachment Security
  • Chapter 4. Treating Attachment Insecurity and Disorder
  • Postscript: Eyes are Mirrors for a Child's Soul
  • Glossary of Terms
  • About the Author

Author Bio:

Colby Pearce is Principal Clinical Psychologist at Secure Start®, a private psychology practice based in Adelaide that provides psychology services to children, teens and families. He has extensive experience in the teaching and training of psychologists and other professionals, particularly in relation to insecure and attachment disordered children and the promotion of therapeutic care environments. He is also the author of A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children.

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