The Challenge of Attachment for Caregiving pdf epub fb2

The Challenge of Attachment for Caregiving by Dorothy Heard pdf epub fb2

The Challenge of Attachment for Caregiving Author: Dorothy Heard
Title: The Challenge of Attachment for Caregiving
ISBN: 041514017X
ISBN13: 978-0415140171
Other Formats: lit lrf mbr mobi
Pages: 222 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (March 24, 1997)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1600 kb
Size EPUB version: 1594 kb
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences




The Challenge of Attachment for Caregiving describes a theoretical model for the development of caregiving that complements and also extends attachment theory. The model highlights the conditions under which adult caregivers can remain in a state of arrested development, impairing their own ability to give care and resulting in attachment problems for those who seek care from them. It shows how insecure attachment in childhood and adolescence impedes the development of caregiving and how, in times of crisis, even securely attached individuals need appropriate support in order to sustain their capacity to give effective care.Constructing a systemic model of the self, the authors place the instinctive systems fr caregiving and careseeking (attachment) within a theory that relates them to other systems of the self, such as the systems for sharing interests, sexuality and for self-defence. The model describes the interplay between these goal-corrected behavioural systems. Because it includes the defensive mechanisms and strategies which an individual values most, it is particularly helpful to the therapist in understanding the interpersonal processes between people who are seeking to influence each other's behaviour. It is presented in a form that enables the therapist to formulate hyptheses about at client's predicament and their way of relating to the therapist and then explore and test these hypotheses in the course of therapy.Drawing on many years' experience as clinicians and researchers, Dorothy Heard and Brian Lake explore in depth an aspect of human development which has profound implications for our future survival. Presenting its own challenge to both theory and practice, this book offers students and practitioners a new perspective on attachment.