Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook
A practical workbook companion to Attachment-Focused Family Therapy, the best-selling text that brought attachment into the realm of family therapy.
Daniel A. Hughes, a leading practitioner in his field, specializes in an attachment-oriented approach to family therapy. Applying his model to children and families with a range of psychological problems, this book distills just the clinical strategies, offering practitioners a host of practical exercises and interventions on the core skills of his treatment program.
An accompanying DVD demonstrates Hughes putting these strategies to work in a therapy session, revealing the undeniable power of attachment-focused family therapy to create a safe psychological space for families to repair attachment breaks and build the foundation for a healthier future.
- March 2011
- 8.1 × 10 in
/ 272 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide
Endorsements & Reviews
“I would highly recommend the Attachment-Focused Workbook for all clinicians and trainees working with children and youth. . . . I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and using its principles has greatly enriched my psychotherapeutic armamentarium, and it has enabled me to have breakthroughs with families in situations where I have previously been stuck and struggling.” — Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (JCACAP)
“Imagine a master clinician writing a masterful guide for how to apply the best of attachment research to the healing relationship. That's what you have in Dan Hughes and this wonderful workbook. This artful and illuminating book will serve new and experienced clinicians alike, and act as a primer on how to work with families to support loving, attuned, and securely attached relationships.” — Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author of The Mindful Therapist and The Mindful Brain
“This workbook offers a superb integration of attachment theory and neuroscience in a clinical context. It shows through a series of case examples how beautifully attachment-focused therapy works, and makes you feel that it is possible to accomplish great things in difficult cases. Hughes has learned a way to connect with children who are quite disturbed, and who are nonverbal, with such a powerful, deep subcortical force that you can see change happening before your eyes.” — Marion Solomon, PhD, author of Narcissism and Intimacy, coauthor of Love and War In Intimate Relationships, and coeditor of Healing Trauma
“[T]his workbook offers all the strategies and tools to effectively handle attachment-focused family therapy issues, and to see that issues are effectively address. Any collection catering to therapist will find it engrossing and filled with pointers to success!” — Midwest Book Review
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