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Addiction as an Attachment Disorder



The emergence of attachment theory reflects a conceptual revolution that has evolved over the last fifteen years which synthesizes the best ideas of psychodynamic theory, the cognitive sciences, child brain development, and the neurosciences. Attachment theory offers an explanation for the transformational powers inherent in all authentic relationships and also provides a credible and practical way to understand and treat addiction. The relational perspective has ushered in more innovative ways for understanding addiction and the difficulties that the typical addict and alcoholic brings to treatment In this second edition, Flores uses attachment theory to explain the roots of addiction and provide a road to recovery. This classic text is ideal for masters students in counseling, social work, and psychology, as well as professionals looking to help this misunderstood and underserved population. Features of the new edition include: Complete updated references according to DSM-VGreater attention to the needs of multicultural clientsNew case studies incorporating gender and racial awarenessBulleted summaries at the end of each chapterExpanded discussion on neurobiology, DBT, and mindfulness in the treatment processIncorporation of contemporary writing on AA, 12 Steps, and other emerging treatment models

Author: Flores Ph D, Philip J, Author: Gay, Mary F, Author: Siwy, James

Topic: Psychology
Media: Book
ISBN: 1538130831
Language: English
Pages: 350

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