Trauma: Contemporary Directions in Theory, Practice, and Research is a comprehensive text on trauma, including such phenomena as sexual abuse, childhood trauma, PTSD, terrorism, natural disasters, cultural trauma, school shootings, and combat trauma. Addressing multiple theoretical systems and how each system conceptualizes trauma, the book offers valuable information about therapeutic process dimensions and the use of specialized methods and clinical techniques in trauma work, with an emphasis on how trauma treatment may affect the clinician. Intended for courses in clinical practice and psychopathology, the book may also be useful as a graduate-level text in the allied mental health professions.

Attachment Theory, Infant Research, and Neurobiology

Attachment theory, infant research, and neurobiology

From its inception, attachment research concerned traumatic events in the lives of young children, and attachment theory developed in the context of children's need for attachment and their consequent response to separation and loss. Indeed, John Bowlby conducted his observations in orphanages and hospitals with children who lost their parents or were separated from them for long periods of time. More contemporary infant researchers including Beebe and her collaborators (Beebe, 2005; Beebe et al., 2000), Tronick (1977, 1998, 2002), Lyons-Ruth (Lyons-Ruth, Dutra, Schuder, & Bianchi, 2006; Lyons-Ruth & Jacobvitz, 2009), and others have focused their investigations on children's disorganized attachment in the wake of such traumas as parental misattunement, abuse, or neglect. Children's disorganized ...

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