The Little Book of Attachment © W. W. NortonThe Little Book of Attachment © W. W. Norton

The Little Book of Attachment

Theory to Practice in Child Mental Health with Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy



A practical guide to implementing the rich theory of attachment for treating mental health challenges in children.

This book both explains and illustrates how the practice of child mental health professionals can be enhanced, whatever their treatment approach, to encourage engagement, resilience and development in children with mental health problems. Alongside practical recommendations, Daniel Hughes and Ben Gurney-Smith use dialogue from clinical work to illustrate applications of these principles from Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy as well as other attachment-based practices with parents and children. This “little book” will demystify how attachment theory—one of today’s most in-demand approaches—can actually be brought into clinical work.

© W. W. Norton & Company, 2020

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Gids over gehechtheid: Gehechtheidsgericht werken met ouder(s) en kind – Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)

SWP Publishers, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2023


Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (Jun 2020)

ISBN: 9780393714357

Website: The Little Book of Attachment

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