An expert clinician brings attachment theory into the realm of parenting skills.
Attachment security and affect regulation have long been buzzwords in therapy circles, but many of these ideas—so integral to successful therapeutic work with kids and adolescents— have yet to be effectively translated to parenting practice itself. Moreover, as neuroscience reveals how the human brain is designed to work in good relationships, and how such relationships are central to healthy human development, the practical implications for the parent-child attachment relationship become even more apparent.
Here, a leading attachment specialist with over 30 years of clinical experience brings the rich and comprehensive field of attachment theory and research from inside the therapy room to the outside, equipping therapists and caregivers with practical parenting skills and techniques rooted in proven therapeutic principles.
A guide for all parents and a resource for all mental health clinicians and parent-educators who are searching for ways to effectively love, discipline, and communicate with children, this book presents the techniques and practices that are fundamental to optimal child development and family functioning—how to set limits, provide guidance, and manage the responsibilities and difficulties of daily life, while at the same time communicating safety, fun, joy, and love. Filled with valuable clinical vignettes and sample dialogues, Hughes shows how attachment-focused research can guide all those who care for children in their efforts to better raise them.
Daniel A. Hughes, PhD, is a prominent attachment specialist and private practitioner. President of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute, he consults and gives trainings in the U.S. and abroad on issues of attachment and family therapy. He is the author of several titles
This workbook is for children who have a parent with severe, incapacitating disorders like psychosis, suicidal depression, extreme anxiety or those undergoing the most intensive forms of treatment (e.g., psychiatric hospitalisation or day treatment). These children's sense of belonging, competency, and identity can be harmed or jeopardized. This workbook addresses this, and is designed to allow children to process their thoughts, feelings, and experiences while learning more about their parent's illness. The presentation and pace of information is intentionally slow, so that artistic activities and 'off-task' time will help kids relax... More info
The Second Edition of this best-selling textbook provides students and practitioners with a broad introduction to, and critical analysis of, the complex issues involved in child protection work. Chris Beckett's approachable style presents these issues in a clear and engaging way, all the time encouraging reflection and debate through such features as case examples and interactive exercises. The book is fully comprehensive, considering key topics such as: The consequences for children of abuse and neglect The reasons why some adults abuse and neglect children The personal challenges involved in... More info
This brand new collection of 100 creative therapeutic worksheets will help clients to explore common issues and challenges. With activities based around visual diary keeping and self-observation, this resource can help to build self-esteem, cope with change, identify self-development goals and promote wellbeing. *Contents:* Introduction. Theoretical Concepts. 1. Understanding Self. 2. Self-Esteem and Managing Emotions. 3. Reflecting. 4. Journaling. 5. Metaphor. References. *Author Bio:* *Jennifer Guest* has worked in clinical therapeutic practice as a counsellor for 14 years, working with adults, couples and young people in a variety of counselling... More info