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Attachment in Psychotherapy

Narrated by: Bob Souer
Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (83 ratings)
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Summary

This eloquent book translates attachment theory and research into an innovative framework that grounds adult psychotherapy in the facts of childhood development. Advancing a model of treatment as transformation through relationship, the author integrates attachment theory with neuroscience, trauma studies, relational psychotherapy, and the psychology of mindfulness. Vivid case material illustrates how therapists can tailor interventions to fit the attachment needs of their patients, thus helping them to generate the internalized secure base for which their early relationships provided no foundation. Demonstrating the clinical uses of a focus on nonverbal interaction, the book describes powerful techniques for working with the emotional responses and bodily experiences of patient and therapist alike.

©2007 The Guilford Press (P)2017 Tantor

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Useful with good use of case studies

Very useful with understanding the different explicit and implicit processes that take place during therapy, both for the client and therapist.

Helpful distinctions between the different attachment categories and good use of practical examples taken from his experience as a therapist to help strengthen the theory.

Quite dense in parts but then understandable as it's aimed at qualifed therapists. It was helpful to develop an understanding of the dynamics of therapy both for myself as a client and also as a trainee.

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I got a lot out of this book

Informative, interesting and I used it in my essays. It took me a while to get into it but after a few chapters I couldn’t stop listening to it.

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the contents of the book are informative but

This the most monotous and boring audiobook I have come across on audible so far. it's not much about the book content but about the content presentation and narration that put me off. unfortunately, just couldn't finish.

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Most helpful

Truly magnificent so v helpful for both me as therapist and to clients I am working with
enabling a fruitful deepening of process
Will be OBE of my bibles

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Easy to understand, given subject matter

Easy to understand given the subject matter. Highly recommended for all levels of ability. .

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excellent

Great insight into attachment for all therapists
excellent book - Have read it twicel

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Go to book, well researched and in-depth insight

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

To someone prepared to look at their attachment history it has invaluable insight

What did you like best about this story?

I could see myself in so many aspects and know I'm not alone

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Keep reading

Worth the read but at times long and complicated. However I feel it will help me to be more reflective in therapy sessions.

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Excellent

I’m a counsellor and found this book to be excellent. Ive also now bought the hard copy. Will refer to again I’m sure. Narration was great and made the text easy to follow which isn’t always the case with non-fiction narrators reading information they are not familiar with. Thoroughly recommend to any counsellor/therapist who wants to deepen and develop their work relationally with clients.

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Excellent book, so many insights, easy to listen

Narrator was very easy to listen to. I learned so much. I'd highly recommend it

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  • T. D. Howell
  • 17-12-17

An inspiration for a psychotherapist

This book has enhanced my ability as a psychotherapist. Practicing deptherapy which is a composition of the Existential-Humanistic and Neuroscientific theories, David Wallen's teachings, and book furthering, as increase in my ability to connect with and be there for my clients.

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  • Wilme
  • 22-01-18

Awesome

Loved it. Has already impacted on the way I think and work. Very valuable material.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-06-18

Highly recommend this book to psychotherapists.

does a fascinating job of integrating attachment Theory psychotherapy and Trauma work. Thoroughly enjoyed it

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  • ZestyFresh
  • 12-11-18

Awesome insights into attachment!

Narration is a bit dry, but the content provides a very thorough overview on the spectrum of attachment disorders and healing

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  • Katie
  • 09-07-18

Amazing!

I learned so much about myself and my past partners. Everyone no matter your lifestyle or relationship status, should read this!!!

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  • Mia
  • 27-03-19

An Outstanding Book!

By far, the best, most comprehensive and well written text on attachment I have ever read. This text is so well organized and well written that it is a pleasure to listen to, with new insights revealed each time I review the chapters. The narrator is also superb, and I truly wish more authors would select professional narrators of this quality. I also purchased the text, and know I will be referring to it for years as I practice attachment-oriented psychotherapy.

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  • Ina
  • 02-02-19

Must Read

I am listening to this for the second time. This is an indispensable resource for any work with individuals and families. David Wallin calls us to a deeper understanding of the therapeutic process and builds strategies, incrementally, to build the most optimal environment for for healing.

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  • Jacob Munhoz
  • 27-09-18

Great!

I loved everything about this book and the narration of it. Wallin's treatment of attachment theory is sophisticated and complete yet accessible. His psychotherapeutic anecdotes remind me of Yalom.

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  • Teresa Hyndman
  • 16-08-18

Exceptional

Attachment in Psychotherapy is a wonderful resource for the patient as well as the therapist. It has been, and will continue to be a book I return to over and over, as it has helped me to understand the complex nature of my own psychotherapy. It has expanded my knowledge, and most importantly it has given me greater courage to “mentalize” more deeply with my therapist.

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  • Carolina
  • 03-08-18

excelente

el libro recorre los temas mas relevantes del proceso terapéutico, con los recursos y la honestidad y claridad de un autor experimentado y generoso, que comparte sus diferentes recursos terapeuticos