Attachment and Interaction is an accessible introduction to the history and evolution of attachment theory, which traces the early roots of attachment theory from the work of its creator John Bowlby through to the most recent theoretical developments and their clinical applications.
Mario Marrone explores how attachment theory can inform the way in which therapists work with their patients, and what the practical implications are of using such an approach. By bringing together personal anecdotes from his own experiences as Bowlby's supervisee with clear explanations of Bowlby's ideas, Marrone creates a memorable and engaging account of attachment theory. This new, updated edition includes references to bereavement, sexuality and the application of attachment-based principles to individual, family and group psychotherapy.
This clear exposition of attachment theory is relevant and valuable reading for trainees and practising individual and group psychotherapists, family therapists and mental health professionals - as well as anyone with an interest in John Bowlby and the evolution of psychotherapy.
Formerly a NHS psychiatrist, Dr Marrone has a private practice in psychotherapy in London. He is also co-founder and Chairman of the International Attachment Network as well as co-founder of the Journal Attachment and Human Development'. Dr Marrone received regular clinical supervision from the founder of attachment theory John Bowlby over a period of ten years, from 1980 until shortly before Bowlby's death in 1990. He also trained at the Institute of Psychonalysis (London) and the Institute of Group Analysis. He has lectured internationally on attachment theory and related subjects.
1. John Bowlby. 2. Attachment Theory. 3. Empirical Research and Clinical Observations Intersecting Points. 4. The Evolution of Attachment Theory. 5. On Representational Models. 6. Semi-Structured Interviews to Assess Representations of Attachment Relationships and Related Issues. 7. Dysfunctional Parenting. 8. Meetings and divergences. 9. On Transference Background Aspects. Mario Marrone and Nicola Diamond. 10. Ghosts on the Couch. 11. Application of Attachment Theory to Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. 12. On Iatrogenia. 13. Attachment Theory and Group Psychotherapy. 14. Psychotherapeutic Resources in General Psychiatry. 15. Towards an attachment informed approach to intermodal psychotherapy. 16. Appendix: On Bowlby's Legacy Further Explorations. Nicola Diamond. References. Index.