Title: Attachment issues in psychopathology and intervention
Series: ISBN: 0-8058-3693-4
Author: Atkinson, L. & Goldberg, S. (Eds.)
Publisher: Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Release Date: 2004
Originally Posted: Oct 2015
Editors Leslie Atkinson and Susan Goldberg provide an extensive review of key literature on attachment theory and psychopathology in their book Attachment Issues in Psychopathology and Intervention.
The book includes contributions from renowned attachment researchers like Byron Egeland, Mary Dozier, and Sue Johnson. It is well-organized and is also conveniently divided into two parts. The first half of the book is dedicated to addressing psychopathology and attachment. This includes chapters on disorders of attachment, relational models of attachment, and attachment behavioral systems. The second half of the book concentrates on intervention techniques and potential methods of clinical assessment and treatment for sufferers of the attachment disorders described in the first half of the book.
Attachment Issues in Psychopathology and Intervention serves as a guide intended to encourage “forward thinking” for future clinical intervention efforts related to mental illnesses stemming from attachment disorders. The editors recognize that much of the existing literature on attachment and psychopathology involves elements of clinical and developmental psychology. But what makes Attachment Issues in Psychopathology and Intervention a valuable resource is the fact that it focuses on reconciling these elements to create a better understanding of the psychopathology of attachment disorders. Atkinson and Goldberg posit that a fundamental understanding of this psychopathology will open the doors for today's researchers and mental health clinicians to new ideas related to intervention methods and treatments of attachment disorders.