Attachment-based Practice with Adults is an illustrated, multi-media resource offering a theoretically coherent,
practice-based model for the application of attachment theory in working
with any adults, including those who pose a risk to themselves or to
other adults or children.
At the heart of the
resource is the five-step LEARN model, a flexible interviewing strategy
which helps practitioners work with confidence in an attachment-informed
way. Having introduced contemporary attachment theory, its links with
neuro-biology and the importance of personal stories, the manual and
audio DVD provide five powerful case studies to illustrate the three
different attachment strategies, with audio interviews, commentaries and
guided practical exercises.
A detailed Interviewing Guide provides an
invaluable framework for conducting and making sense of interviews, with
examples of possible responses which might promote integration. Further
exercises provide the basis for assessment and intervention with
clients, and a final section shows how attachment-informed supervision
can help to enhance practice.
As a work-based resource, Attachment-based Practice with Adults increases
the confidence of practitioners to act as change agents with their
clients, and to relate to them in attuned and effective ways. It can be
used by individuals, teams, co-workers, supervisors and
teachers/trainers to reflect on and improve the preparation, use and
support of attachment thinking in practice. It speaks to diverse
professions and modalities and can be used in a multidisciplinary
environment by both adult and children’s services.
Author Clark Baim also runs a 10 day course, Attachment-based Practice, spread over 9 - 12 months for all professionals who work with people in distress or who are at risk of harm to themselves or others, of which this training resource accompanies.
Professionals within the social care sector are required to undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Those who use this resource will be able to gain CPD points.
Read review of Attachment-based Practice with Adults; Understanding strategies and promoting positive change from practitioners and supervisors who have used the resource.
Attachment-based Practice with Adults is aimed at frontline practitioners and teams within social care, mental health, criminal justice and education; professionals in social work, psychology, nursing, psychotherapy, counselling, family therapy, psycho-sexual counselling, education, probation, forensic mental health, adoption and fostering, residential care, leaving care services, teaching and training; and students on qualifying and post-qualifying professional courses.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 30 July 2011
Content: Chapter 1: Introducing attachment theory; Chapter 2: Memory systems, integration and discourse; Chapter 3: The LEARN Model for promoting narrative integration; Chapter 4 – 8: Five case studies illustrating the different attachment strategies; Chapter 9: Tools and exercises for practice; Chapter 10: Supporting, supervising and sustaining practitioners; References.
This pack contains illustrated, colour-coded print material with audio DVD, including: 5 audio and print-based case studies and interviews with guided practice exercises, a 42pp interviewing guide plus discourse marking sheets, 10 exercises for assessment and intervention with clients, and a wealth of background information and guidance.