KEY FEATURES: A unique focus on the theories of addiction helps fill a gap in the literature that allows readers to connect theory to practice. A single case study explored from multiple perspectives allows students to compare all approaches applied to client situations. Sidebars with classroom discussion questions and activities assist students in further exploration of the theories. A list of resources concludes each chapter to encourage continued learning.

Attachment Theory

Attachment Theory

7 Attachment theory
Leigh F. Holman Rebecca G. Scherer

Attachment theory is a developmental model of interpersonal relationships. Attachment relationships are based on early caregiving experienced by an infant. It is through these relationships that infants and children develop the ability to regulate emotional states. From an attachment perspective, psychopathology is developed from an inability to effectively regulate emotional states in a healthy manner. For example, in the most recent National Survey of Youth Data, Barfield-Cottledge (2015) reported low family attachment as a significant predictor of adolescents' report of drug and alcohol use. Specifically, adolescents who reported low family attachment were more likely to report using marijuana and drinking compared with their counterparts with high ...

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