A Matter of Security: The Application of Attachment Theory by Gwen Adshead, Friedemann Pf¿fflin

By Gwen Adshead, Friedemann Pf¿fflin

Topic of safeguard presents an account of the improvement of arousal and have an effect on law, which deals a brand new frame of mind approximately psychological issues in offenders. This publication additionally discusses the improvement of character when it comes to interpersonal functioning and relationships with others, that is necessary to realizing either interpersonal violence and irregular character improvement.

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Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 56 A MATTER OF SECURITY Wimmer, H. and Perner, J. ’ Cognition 13, 103–128. W. W. Winnicott (ed) Playing and Reality. London: Tavistock. W. W. Winnicott (ed) Playing and Reality. London: Tavistock. CHAPTER 2 Attachment Representation, Attachment Style or Attachment Pattern? Usage of Terminology in Attachment Theory Thomas Ross SUMMARY In recent years attachment research has experienced much attention within the field of psychotherapy research. During the ‘attachment boom’ there has been an explosion of terms relating to different theoretical constructs of attachment.

Lewis, M. and Brooks-Gunn, J. (1979) Social Cognition and the Acquisition of Self. New York: Plenum Press. Loeber, R. and Stouthamer-Loeber, M. ’ American Psychologist 53, 242–259. Lyons-Ruth, K. ’ Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 64, 64–73. , Bronfman, E. and Atwood, G. ’ In J. Solomon and C. George (eds) Attachment Disorganization. New York: Guilford Press. Lyons-Ruth, K. and Jacobovitz, D. ’ In J. R. Shaver (eds) Handbook of Attachment Theory and Research. New York: Guilford. McDougall, J.

The more robust the capacity for mentalization, the more easily the person may see both what lies behind the attack and its meaning, and not mistake it for the possibility of a real destruction of the ego. Ultimately, brutalization, if sufficiently severe, will generate ego-destructive shame even in those with exceptional capacities for mentalization. The humiliation is so intense that all things felt to be internal (subjectivity) become experiences to be resisted. In describing their experience of brutalization, prisoners frequently report finding the very act of thinking unbearable.

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